I hope this doesn’t sound insulting, but practice helps. The depersonalization and awkwardness might be anxiety in part.
lol true! (and not insulting)…I tried this with my mother and she’s not a fan, lol because I’ll stop her and be like, “what did that hand gesture mean? What did it Mean?”
Or I’ll say, “you said this but then you raised one eyebrow, did that have anything to do with what you said?”
She doesn’t like being analyzed, apparently lol.
I Would like to practice more—just how to affirm/disprove my perceptions without overtly asking them “hey you just did this random facial expression, please tell me what was going through your head”