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What quality does a person lack who cannot understand another's point of view?

I am looking for a non-slang, non-colloquial word - a word that I can use when speaking to a professional therapist/counselor, to be exact. Another way to ask this question might be "What quality ...
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How do you pronounce ACoA? [closed]

How should I pronounce ACoA - the acronym standing for Adult Children of Alcoholics?
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What do you call psychological diseases that affect many people at once (or many people of a society)?

I am talking about diseases such as the Jerusalem syndrome, the Paris syndrome, and the Dancing Plague of 1518. Is there a general name for such diseases?
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It's a Psychology term [closed]

It starts with a C I believe, having to do with a kind of test subject or test, in which it's used to find out what happens in the study.
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A word for 'to empathize without identifying with'

I'm looking for a verb or noun that refers to our capacity to abstract someone else’s experience or experiences vicariously. Such a word would be good for describing what it takes to be able to ...
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What is the linguistic perception phenomenon when a person can read a word whose inner letters are rearranged?

What is this linguistic perception phenomenon called? Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht ...
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Word or phrase for one who tries to benefit from everything someone else does [duplicate]

I am trying to find a good word or phrase to describe someone who (or the act of someone which) tries to benefit from everything someone else has or does. The context is, on a personal level. For ...
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Specific word or psychological term?

What is the word or psychological term used for - "Start liking someone whom you hate as time passes, due to being forced to stay with them for long duration of time (say about 10 to 15 days)" - [Some ...
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Word describing a person's momentary pleasure, but overall discord

I once read an article that used a single word to describe a frame of mind in which a person experiences momentary pleasure amidst overall discord; or perhaps the word was describing the opposite: A ...
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a single word or short desciption of a person projecting delusional selflessness after hurting someone [closed]

What would be a good way to describe a person who is projecting delusional selflessness ? Example would be: Person "A" hurts you. When you try to take revenge they say they are the ones who have the ...
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“False reasoning” psychiatric term [closed]

I am looking for a one word English equivalent for "false reasoning" of schizophrenia patients. There are two type of this - one is non pathological when low-educated people explain some phenomenon on ...
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What nouns could symbolize a choice between 2 options?

I want to name a process that has exactly two possible paths. I'd like to give it a symbolic name. These concepts come to mind but I'm hoping to think of others: coin flip double-edged sword ...
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More Scientific/Psychological Terms for “Acting the Part”

Is there a scientific term or psychological phonomenon for meeting your goals by imagining you have already met them? For example, if I wanted to be a corporate executive, then I might decide to act ...
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Institutionalised - Human Emotions

Most of us would be aware of the term Institutionalised, from the movie The ShawShank Redemption. They generally define it as in Wikipedia: Institutional syndrome. While it refers to something in ...
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The word or term for inserting the wrong word into conversation

What is the term for incorrectly injecting the wrong word into conversation because of a mental flaw that pulls a word that is alliterative or related? An example that got me searching for the term: ...
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Is there a specialized term for intellectual people who do not care about their own physical comfort?

Someone told me that there is a medical/psychological term describing people who are mostly centered on their intellect and who do not care much about their physical comfort. That person could not ...
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Term for the sense that something must be true because many people talk about it

Is there an English term for the sense some people have that something "must be true" because many people talk about it, for example, a politician being corrupt or the Mayan 2012 event? The closest I ...
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Word or a phrase that means your results could be biased toward what you predicted them to be

In psychology I recall we used a phrase or a word that meant that because you predicted the outcome of an experiment, then your results could be biased towards your prediction. Either subconsciously ...
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How to formally state that parents have not raised their children well

I'm writing an article about the family and how it can change a person's life in the future. I need a word that tells the readers about a family in which the parents have not been good enough to ...
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Is there a word or phrase for the feeling you get after looking at a word for too long?

Sometimes after looking at a word for a while, I become convinced that it can't possibly be spelled correctly. Even after looking it up, sounding it out, and realizing that there's simply no other ...