What Is Mentalizing?
Mentalizing has to do with how our mind works. It is the way our mind tells us what we are feeling and thinking, and why we are behaving as we are.
It is also how our mind tells us what someone else is feeling and thinking and why they are behaving as they are.
Mentalizing is how we experience and understand our relationships with others.
In order to have good personal and social relationships with others, it is essential that we understand each other, and ourselves, reasonably accurately. What is going on in our mind to make us feel as we do? What is going on in the other person’s mind to make them behave like that?