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How good are you at reading silence?

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    Not as great as I'd like to be. I sometimes read negativity into it where none is intended.
     
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    it depends on the situation so i can garner context. I'm decent at it but not that great, Could definitely use some improvement.

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    I feel like I am probably usually able to discern pretty well what the emotions are behind most types of silence, but I am definitely not infallible. Because it's in my nature to be suspicious unless someone is giving off some very strong vibes that say otherwise, I usually tend to drift toward thinking it might be on the more negative end of the spectrum. But that always depends on situation/person/relationship with person etc.
     
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    I think they forgot the most basic one:
    silent




    Silence doesn't have to mean anything
    just as noise doesn't.
     
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    Yeah, i wasn't very good at understanding silences. I always assumed that it meant something negative, especially about the person. I think i'm better at interpreting silence today but not always of course. If someone is especially silent i am usually more guarded around them because i don't want to feel as if i'm invading their quiet.
     
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    I have noticed many people cannot simply notice silence, let alone have respect for it.
     
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    Hate to admit, but i agree.
     
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    I'm kinda the opposite, if someone's very quiet I sometimes feel obliged to fill in the silence with random chatter.. which is awkward :/
     
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