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What does mirroring mean in psychology?

I am a 33 year old female. I want to know what does mirroring mean in psychology?

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Hello, mirroring means that you are fully hearing and reflecting on what the patient is saying to you. All the while, checking for accuracy. It’s a mode of active listening. Many people don’t feel heard in their lives by friends, employers, family members, partners, etc., so accurately listening in an active fashion and stating back what you have heard WHILE being open to feedback and correction is incredibly important. Research indicates that most people already know what they’re going to say next while they’re seemingly listening to somebody, instead of fully hearing them. Mirroring shows the other person that you really heard them.
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