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Apart from head-time, how are people who spend a lot of time in their own head typically different than other people?
tynamite's avatar I am the perfect person to answer this question.

Keep in mind that most of the time I am not actually thinking of anything. Most times my mind is blank. Everyone I know thinks more than me. I think less often than you do. In fact, I personally do not like to think at all!

I see the world differently to most people. The world most people live in, is through other people; whereas the world I live in, is through my head. That's what a woman I know called Zoe told me.

These are the things that make me different than you

  • I do not listen to people. (People tell me this all the time.)
  • I have bad listening skills.
  • I make assumptions as to why people do things and what they're thinking.
  • When I don't understand someone, I call them stupid in my head.
  • I do not ask people questions.
  • I see things in black and white. (Something is either right or wrong, someone is either hungry or not. There is no inbetween, and there cannot be both.)
  • I cannot think outside the box.
  • I talk about my opinions as if they are facts.
  • I believe that arguments are about proving I'm right, and not understanding.
  • I believe that conversations are about expressing what I have to say, and not sharing ideas.
  • I treat everyone the same.
  • I talk to myself.
  • I can give you a reason for everything that I do, and why I do it.
  • I do not consider others.
  • All my choices are made purely based on what I think, and never what anyone else thinks.
  • I don't express how I feel to people. (My Mum says I haven't done this my whole life.)
  • I do not like when I can't tell what someone is thinking.
  • People hardly know what I'm thinking most of the time.
  • I can effectively repress the sad things that would have me depressed.
  • I am not observant. I miss obvious thingfs. All of the time I am not aware of what is going on around me. (I take much longer than everyone else to find things in shops. I dropped coins on the pavement and couldn't see the 20p. A muslim girl got a headscarf and I couldn't not notice when asked what was different about her.)
  • I only focus on the things I need to know about in the current situation, not anything else.
  • I am very accident prone. (I make stupid little mistakes that make things harder for myself, and infringe on others, on a regular basis. Most of the time, these things are inflicted upon myself.)
  • I am technical when it comes to creativity. I can never make something and not be able to tell you how I did it. Everything I make can be broken down into rules. My 120,000 word novel, I can break down and tell you the rules for how I wrote every chapter and character.
  • I make good observations from the things that I see. I think this is why people call me clever. (I do not understand why I can answer loads of questions on Quora about life with amazing answers, yet other people can't.
  • Am I different because I'm clever? If so, what's it like not to be clever?)

I would have added more to this list, but I felt that they only applied to me, and not other people who live through their minds. Unlike you, I see a blurry image with vivid details of everything I remember. If I remember something, I can tell you where I read or heard it from.
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