Thank you for sharing that. I didn’t write too in depth about it but that ability to observe and learn from patterns has been really helpful for me in constructing a framework from which to start my interactions with people. Flowcharts help, too, as well as “if/then” statements.

Sometimes I feel insecure and robotic about the way I deal with people but the truth is that there’s really no “wrong” way to do it, as long as it works for you.

At 16, it sounds like you’ve learned a lot. I’m glad you shared your experience. :)

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