Did you ever ask your spouse if he or she wanted to go to a particular restaurant and wondered if she agreed, just because she wanted to please you, rather than really wanting to go to this particular restaurant?
You may take "resteraunt" and substitute "movie", "DVD", or visiting in laws and out laws, or just about anything else, and Statement Analysis can help you discern.
Did you know that most people answer "yes" or "no" to most such questions?
Q. "Hi Love, would you like to eat out tonight?
Q. How about Katie Daly's?
A. Uh, oh, sure.
Here, it might be that you have listened carefully to your wife's tone, but it is the word "sure" that is used here, rather than "yes"perhaps she wanted Italian or Chinese, more than Irish cuisine.
"Sure" is often an indicator of agreement. An agreement presupposes, even slightly, that there may have been a disagreement, perhaps only in a pause ("uh, oh..."). Many people can tell by voice inflection, but you might take this minor experiment:
Each "yes or no" question that is answered with "sure", ask the subject if they had another idea.
For the past few months, we have done this ourselves, and each time, have found that, yes, one of us (the one who answered "sure" instead of "yes") did have a different idea about what to eat, what to watch, where to go, and so on.
Let me know your findings in our comments section. I'd love to see if we could put a temporary percentage upon it.
Katie Daly's is located in Massapequa, Long Island, New York, and has a wonderfully warm atmosphere, great live Irish music and dancing. If you're ever down that way, stop in and try their Prime Ribs of Beef with au jus on the side. Rare, bone in. You'll thank me.