Have you ever known someone who finishes all your sentences for you?

@sharra1 (6344)
Australia
January 3, 2009 2:33am CST
Well I do. I am not talking about someone who just interrupts and never lets you finish but someone who knows you so well that he knows what you are going to say. I never get to finish a sentence any more as my partner always finishes it for me and he is always right. It is uncanny how he gets it right every time. Have you ever been with someone who knows you so well they know what you are saying before you finish saying it? Have you ever had this happen to you?
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25 responses
• India
13 Jan 09
Hello my friend sharra1 Ji, I am very sorry to come back with my response, that I am just opposite, I never allow any one to speak on my behalf, I take myself lead and finish myself, what others have to say. I am bit talketive by nature, I always tell a thing with preface to subject, lay a foundation, motivate others, what I have to say next, I never say anything straight away. I tell with some varieties of examples in my store of memory. I wany , whatever, I want to convey otehrs, it should make deep immpression on minds of listeners, may be due to the fact taht I come from teaching family by profession and by cast. may god bless you and have a great time.
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@sharra1 (6344)
• Australia
13 Jan 09
Well normally I do not allow people to speak on my behalf either but my partner is different and no matter what I say to him he knows and understands what I am talking about. It is not that he talks for me but when I ask him something he will answer before I finish what I am saying because he know what I am talking about. It is quite uncanny.
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• India
13 Jan 09
Hello my friend sharra1 Ji, Nice to know bouth of you are sailing in same boat and very much at par, equally share your thoughts, so one is other, one is complementary to other, and as such, even other spouse takes your from other ,life is going to be positive. it is very much example living. may god bless you and have a great time.
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@sharra1 (6344)
• Australia
18 Jan 09
It is nice that he understands me so well. He is also very supportive and caring so I am very fortunate.
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@tessah (6651)
• United States
3 Jan 09
my husband and my best friend. weve gotten to the point where our conversations at times will consist of just a nod or a grunt... or a one or two word sentence thats never finished by either because we already know what the other is thinking before the words become audible. "so the .." "yes.. and then.." "uh huh.. i know" when others are around us, they get very confused. lol
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@sharra1 (6344)
• Australia
6 Jan 09
Ah that sounds like my partner's responses to me. I start to say something and he says yes. lol. I wish it worked both ways but he seems to be able to read me like a book. I used to mind at first because I could not believe that he really knew what I was going to say but now I know that he is right each time. It is still a bit disconcerting sometimes. lol
@tessah (6651)
• United States
6 Jan 09
it doesnt bother me.. fact i kinda like it. ive had this type of relationship with more than just my husband.. and its always as tho we have our own secret language that no one else can understand. where we know each others body language, and facial expressions so very well.. words arent necessary on either side. its rare tohave it with yer partner.. but to have it with freinds as well.. its really pretty awesome
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@sharra1 (6344)
• Australia
6 Jan 09
Yes it is like a secret language and I agree that it is rare to have with a partner but he is a very intuitive person. I am getting used to it now and I do not mind it so much.
@p1kef1sh (45648)
3 Jan 09
It has occasionally happened to me but it happens to my BIL all the time. He has a very bad stutter and people are always finishing his sentences for him. Not always correctly either! He gets very frustrated that quite often he just says nothing thus effectively excluding himself from conversations. We try not to fall into the habit of answering for him, but aren't always too successful.
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@sharra1 (6344)
• Australia
3 Jan 09
Oh p1key that's mean. The poor guy must get terribly upset. I can understand how he feels. I have known people who stutter and although it can get very frustrating they feel terrible when people do that do them. I suppose its not so bad if they are friends but it everyone did it and got it wrong that would be terrible. You are so naughty.
@p1kef1sh (45648)
3 Jan 09
Naughty Sharra? So I am told!!! LOL. Looks like an OTK moment is on its way again!!
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@sharra1 (6344)
• Australia
4 Jan 09
Of course you are a naughty boy but you are a nice naughty boy.
• United States
4 Jan 09
yes! I have had it happen and it's just strange! I would think that my mind that goes 40 miles a second would be hard to pinpoint..... but... well...... it happens sometimes!
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• United States
4 Jan 09
ROFL!!!!! yer right!
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@sharra1 (6344)
• Australia
11 Jan 09
I agree it is very strange. Maybe the person you were talking to could think as fast as you. It is possible. I think that my partner thinks faster than I do as he gets to the answer before I finish the question.
@bunnybon7 (22924)
• Holiday, Florida
25 Mar 09
not really. i cant remember anyone like that as i've always been the talker around anyone but we did used to get a kick out of a couple we knew that the fellow always broke in and finished everything she would try to tell about and she never failed to look duped about it no matter how often he did it. you just could not have a discussion with her on her own
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@sharra1 (6344)
• Australia
26 Mar 09
Now that would be annoying. My partner does not do that. However, I rarely manage to tell him something he does not already no and it is disconcerting to have someone answer a question I have not quite asked yet. I just look at him and ask him how he knows what I was going to ask but he just does and he is 9.99% right. I am starting to get used to it though.
@syankee525 (6298)
• United States
13 Jan 09
yeah wife do sometime, and i have a few friends who can as well
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@sharra1 (6344)
• Australia
14 Jan 09
When it comes from someone who knows you well it can be quite nice. If the person is a total stranger then it is just rude and they often get it wrong.
• India
7 Jan 09
LOL! Nopes...nobody knows me that well I guess. So they always listen carefully to what I going to say. They don't know how I am going to end my sentences. :) Cheers and happy Mylotting
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@sharra1 (6344)
• Australia
7 Jan 09
Well I have never encountered it before but I am getting used to it. It is very helpful as well when I cannot remember the word I wanted to use. lol
• Philippines
5 Jan 09
My wife, when she was still alive, would tend to finish sentences for me because I am a slow speaker. On organic matters and non-sensitive topics, I would not mind. But I would request her to keep mum when I was taking up delicate and political matters with people and she was around.
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@sharra1 (6344)
• Australia
17 Jan 09
I am also a slow speaker. If he did it in public or when we were with friends I would be unhappy as I would not like to have that image of me being spoken down in front of others. I can understand that.
• India
4 Jan 09
you and he is made for each other a blessed couples keep it up
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@sharra1 (6344)
• Australia
4 Jan 09
Yes I so feel that you are right. I feel so right with him and I think that I have been blessed in so many ways.
• Indonesia
4 Jan 09
Well, you are lucky. Me? I don't have such a person. Is is not because nobody know me well. Instead, it's because I am always unpredictable After all, I don't want someone else complete my sentences. I like to express my views, my opinions, myself and I enjoy it. I don't want others 'forecast' what I want to say. It will be worse if his/her forecasting is right.
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@sharra1 (6344)
• Australia
17 Jan 09
I like to finish my sentences as well and I used to think I was unpredictable as well. Apparently I was wrong at least where my partner is concerned. If any one else did it to me I would consider it rude and I would get angry.
• United States
4 Jan 09
Yes, I have and do. My Mom, my daughter and I do this all the time. It is weird, but good weird. The really freaky thing is that, sometimes when one of us is thinking about something, one of the others will say something about it. I guess we're really, really close, huh? lol I've had a couple of friends who did this, too, but my Mom and daughter and I really know each other too well. lol
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@sharra1 (6344)
• Australia
17 Jan 09
I think its nice that you are so close to them that they know how you think. If it was a stranger doing it I would think it was rude but loved ones are different, so are close friends. I still get surprised though and there are times when I cannot believe he could be right about what I am going to say but he always is. It can be disconcerting at times.
@balasri (26577)
• India
4 Jan 09
Well One of my friend does it.As I talk he tends to intrude and finish the sentences for me.I find it very annoying and I just cannot keep on with my conversation with some one prompting for me.I think that I have grown enough to express whatever feel my own way.And I like to learn and correct any mistakes myself.
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@sharra1 (6344)
• Australia
11 Jan 09
It can be very annoying if you do not like it. I am usually surprised when my partner says yes and I have not finished what I am saying and I look at him and say how did you know what I was going to say. I do not mind it when he does it I am usually just very surprised.
@Opal26 (17694)
• United States
4 Jan 09
Hi sharra! That is so wonderful and fun too! I can't say that my partner does this, not the one I am with at the present time. He doesn't have a clue! But, I have some close girlfriends who can do that! It is really nice when you have such a close bond with someone that they can finish your sentence for you or know what you are thinking before you say it. I have a friend who will be thinking about me at the same time I am thinking about her and we will call each other! Now you can say that happens to alot of people, but we do this all the time! We just have a strong connection. We have known each other for quite alot of years and know each other pretty well! We fight and laugh, but we just have this great connection! So it doesn't always have to be a partner to have this kind of connection with!
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@sharra1 (6344)
• Australia
9 Jan 09
Well I have never had a girlfriend who was so close to me that she knew what I thought like. Most of my friends are just acquaintances. My partner though is quite remarkable in many ways. He is very intuitive and knows me so well it seems that he can finish my sentences and answer my questions before I finish asking them. I am getting used to it and it is quite nice.
• Mauritius
3 Jan 09
never happened to me but many times my bro and me says the same thing and at the same time!!! seems crazy
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@sharra1 (6344)
• Australia
11 Jan 09
Oh there is nothing crazy about that it just means that you were both thinking along the same lines.
@jesbellaine (4157)
• Philippines
3 Jan 09
Hi There! Good Evening! Yes, my best friend. Sometimes when we talk, she finishes the sentence for me… I mean she knows me well when I am about to say the same things all over again especially when I am too excited or anxious! I just can’t help but smile that I have a best friend who really knows me well. I remember I was so mad over a project when we were in college and before I explode to say things that I might regret saying that day, she finishes my sentences for me but in different “tone” and “approach” but still those words were the words that I really wanted to tell… Thank Goodness she was there… I cannot be thankful enough. Thanks for the discussion. Happy Mylotting! Cheers!
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@sharra1 (6344)
• Australia
10 Jan 09
I think you are lucky to have a friend who understands you so well that she knows what you were going to say. My partner did it again tonight and I just looked at him wondering how he could possibly know what I was going to say as I could not detect any signs.
@tessah (6651)
• United States
3 Jan 09
my husband and my best friend. weve gotten to the point where our conversations at times will consist of just a nod or a grunt... or a one or two word sentence thats never finished by either because we already know what the other is thinking before the words become audible. "so the .." "yes.. and then.." "uh huh.. i know" when others are around us, they get very confused. lol
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@sharra1 (6344)
• Australia
9 Jan 09
Yes it does sound a bit like that and that is funny. Sometimes I get frustrated and finish my sentence any way but I am also glad that he knows that well.
• United States
3 Jan 09
No, thank goodness. I think that would drive me insane. *L* I do know people who do that with their partners, though. There are people who know me so well that they will answer me before I even open my mouth and say what I was thinking, though. That used to creep me out, but it is just a part of the relationship, and I have gotten used to it.
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@sharra1 (6344)
• Australia
9 Jan 09
Yes that is exactly what it is like. Sometimes I get really stubborn and finish what I was saying anyway. But most of the time its me starting to say something and he says yes or no when I have barely got past the "Do you think we should..." I am becoming used to it now so I do not mind it so much any more. I was quite surprised at first because I could not believe that he really knew what I was going to say. But he did, he usually does.
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• Philippines
3 Jan 09
well actually i do. and its not just a one-way street.. sometimes, its me who finishes a sentence for her. she's one of my best friends, everytime we're together, we kinda finishes each other's sentences, good things we're right 90% of the time. and even now that we're in different places, sometimes we even send the same text message on particular things, say for example if we were both watching the same tv show or something. its something comforting for me, knowing that someone knows me so well.
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@sharra1 (6344)
• Australia
9 Jan 09
I think it is amazing that another person can know you that well. It can be quite disconcerting to have your questions answered before you finish asking and you wonder if they really know what you were going to say and they do. I am getting used to it but sometimes I get persistent and finish what I was saying anyway.
@ronaldinu (12456)
• Malta
3 Jan 09
My son does that for me. Whenever I tell him something he ends up finishing the sentence for me. My eight year old son adopts the attitude that he knows it all and that there is no need of me to remind him to do things. (c) ronaldinu 2009 - the more people I meet-the more I love my dog
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@sharra1 (6344)
• Australia
5 Jan 09
It seems that when we are young we think we know everything and the older we get the more we realise we do not know.
@JenInTN (27575)
• United States
3 Jan 09
Hi sharra. I have never had the sentence finishing happen but mine can tell me what I'm thinking. It's kinda nice to have someone your that close to.
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@sharra1 (6344)
• Australia
3 Jan 09
Yes I think so as well. This is the first time in my life that I have had someone who understands me that well and I do actually like it. I am still surprised that he is always right but I like the fact that he knows me well enough to know what I think and sometimes feel as well.