Are you more likely to reflect on conversations past, or conversations yet to come?
This question came about as a result of reflecting on this answer.
I recognize that I spend a lot of time imagining conversations that I might have in the future – some of them likely, and some of them extremely remote. I tweak how I would put things and how I would convince the other person of my ideas. I would say that I spend more effort on this than I would prefer.
I know there are also people who spend a lot of time reviewing conversations that they have had recently, sometimes regretting how the conversations went, and thinking about what else they might have said. A couple of people have said to me that they regret the amount of time they spend doing this.
Which are you, a person who spends time reviewing, or previewing? How do you feel about it? Are you okay with the amount of energy you spend doing it? What do you think it says about you?