Star Zero- No one has ever explained my own experiences so well, I guess this is not uncommon, I never knew, I never knew ... I can totally relate.Dunbar quality life center
Okay NYES - I have a suggestion: We all have certain behaviors that are common with this type of psychological behavior, if I'm using the right words, maybe you could measure these behaviors somehow? For instance excessive self monitoring allows us to describe in detail our experience as sufferers of S.A. which prevents us from retaining information about others. It is also correct that when I am comfortable with someone my social incompetence seems to disappear. Just because I can talk to this person and am comfortable with little to no social awkwardness does not reduce my inability to remember details about this person; why? because I am still self monitoring, I am either thinking or worrying about myself or I am talking about myself to this person. (It takes a lot of work to forget about myself and over my fears from s.a. and focus on someone else.) Well the test is: if you can interview S.A. sufferers, compared to non-sufferers, make both comfortable ( Both group-a, test-1), and have them talk about themselves (talk about the same subject or category). In the end ask them multiple option questions about the interviewer and see who remembered most details. compare both s.a.sufferers and non-sufferers. (in group a) scores to see if blabbing about themselves effects the ability to process memory about the interviewer. Then do the test (test-2) again with the same people (group-a, test-2), and also bring in a new group to interview (group-b, test-2), and tell them they have to remember details about the interviewer. Do not tell them which details, but make certain details about the interviewer obvious (like a red hat, mention name and other info. once inconspicuously, speaks differently) This interviewer has to be a different person from the first and new category for this. Then compare the three groups/test results of S.A. peeps with non-Sufferers (group-a, test-1 v.s. group-b, test-2 v.s. group-a, test-2). Remember each group has both sufferers and non-sufferers, essentially you only need two groups because you interview one group twice.