emotional mind-reading

English translation: detecting and interpreting the emotional underpinnings of subtle cues in others' overt behavior

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12:47 Mar 8, 2018
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Social Sciences - Psychology / empathy
English term or phrase: emotional mind-reading
Hi, I'm not sure about the meaning of "emotional mind-reading" in the passage below.
I've found a definition which makes me think it is the same as "emotional reading", but I'm not sure, because empathy also includes "cognitive empathy"...
Could "emotional mind reading" mean "reading thoughts and emotions"?

Here is a definition I've found:
"adequately socialized individuals are experts in 'emotional (“mind”) reading', i.e. in deciphering even the most subtle expression of others' emotions" - Emotions of Animals and Humans: Comparative Perspectives


Thank you very much for your help!

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One of the best ways to help kids care for others is to activate their brain's social engagement system in such a way that they're prepared to view.
situations through the lens of empathy and caring for others. We call this fine-tuning your kids' empathy radar. An active empathy radar helps children notice and attune to other people's minds so they can pick up signals, both verbal and nonverbal. It's a bit like *** emotional mind-reading ***. It might mean simply being more aware of times when they're dominating a conversation, or finding ways to be polite and get along, even when they're in a bad mood. Or it might mean recognizing when when someone else (like maybe their tired parent!) is in a bad mood, then deciding to be more sensitive.
haribert
Local time: 11:23
English translation:detecting and interpreting the emotional underpinnings of subtle cues in others' overt behavior
Explanation:
This seems to clearly be the meaning of the phrase here.

In other words, the phrase seems similar, but not identical to, "emotional reading." The difference seems to reside in the higher level of inference involved in "emotional mind reading" (i.e., recognizing subtle cues and then formulating hypotheses as to their "deep meaning" for the individual in question with a respectable degree of accuracy, and with minimal or no objective evidence to support said hypotheses).
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Robert Forstag
United States
Local time: 05:23
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Thank you so much, Robert, for your help!
Many thanks also to Bjorn!
Have a nice week!
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4 +2detecting and interpreting the emotional underpinnings of subtle cues in others' overt behavior
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detecting and interpreting the emotional underpinnings of subtle cues in others' overt behavior


Explanation:
This seems to clearly be the meaning of the phrase here.

In other words, the phrase seems similar, but not identical to, "emotional reading." The difference seems to reside in the higher level of inference involved in "emotional mind reading" (i.e., recognizing subtle cues and then formulating hypotheses as to their "deep meaning" for the individual in question with a respectable degree of accuracy, and with minimal or no objective evidence to support said hypotheses).

Robert Forstag
United States
Local time: 05:23
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Grading comment
Thank you so much, Robert, for your help!
Many thanks also to Bjorn!
Have a nice week!
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Asker: Thank you so much, Robert, for your help!


Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Björn Vrooman: Here's EQ (based on EI) and "emotional reading" in one sentence: http://ahpsychology.com/10-emotional-reading-skills-benefit-... I suppose emphatic accuracy was too technical and the author cobbled together words to make the concept more relatable.
23 hrs
  -> This sounds right to me also. Thank you, Bjorn.

agree  acetran
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