Why are some people tone deaf?

February 7, 2024


Some people just don’t get it.

Seriously. They’re what’s called tone deaf, which means largely insensitive to something. Usually someone else’s feelings.

It’s always interesting to watch people on social media try to reason with tone-deaf friends. They simply can’t understand why the friend doesn’t see what’s so obvious. They believe assume all sorts of nefarious reasons for the friend’s obtuse behavior.

But here’s the fact:

Tone deaf people simply do not get it. They have no ill intent. They simply cannot see past themselves. They do not take in others and don’t feel much empathy. If any.

Maybe they’re self consumed because they can’t cope with the many issues they have.

Maybe they’ve always been self-centered.

Sometimes, lack of empathy can be the sign of a mental illness.

So what to do when confronted by someone who is tone deaf?

Ignore them.

They won’t hear you.

They can’t hear you.

And that’s the honest truth.

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2 comments on “Why are some people tone deaf?
  1. Laurie Stone says:

    Yes, unfortunately, I’ve known many such people. They usually end up exasperating me. Distance goes a long ways.

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