A beneficial practice I have discovered that I have is the practice of maintaining a somewhat complex multiperson discussion about a topic in my head. This has lead to a certain degree of being able to “unpack” another person’s communication even in the middle of a conversation.
I think I first noticed this desire during discussions during literature classes in high school when I was influenced by some of the teachers there and then on into university philosophy classes.
This began the freshman year of high school and I remember feeling confident the following year and have gained even further confidence since. My desire has been sustained through reading and by being exposed to those that use language in a logical way in real time, for example trial lawyers, police interrogators amd therapists.
So, if it weren’t for my parents and my teachers and exposure to talented communicators, I would not have acquired this practice.