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Educated guesswork

It is impractical not to draw any conclusions. A middle ground between jumping to conclusions and not drawing any conclusion is to hold our thoughts in mind while leaving enough room to explore other alternatives.

Instead of mind reading by saying "I know exactly what your mean", we can ask, "Is that what you mean?" When we think there is no point in trying as it will probably fail, we can try anyway.

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Jumping to conclusions often comes from our desire to sound compassionate and invested in what someone is telling us.

We are all prone to jump to conclusions.

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