Psychology is endlessly interesting.
I do wonder sometimes if there is a point to all this examination, or if the idea of stirring the stew and tasting it is enough.
Perhaps it works out like this: We examine the thinking of others as an oblique way of figuring out what we are thinking and why. But it’s not that easy, because our own motives and emotions are so often masked by all kinds of externalities (note my masking). We accommodate others, what we think others think about us, peers, family, media, the cat and whomever is on the end of the phone.
Busting through all that eggshell isn’t easy, although it’s easy for others.
So. What are you really thinking?