I started using this app called The Pattern over the weekend at the recommendation of a friend. It is a very minimal but rather addictive medium of self-assessment, all based on the circumstances of birth. And there is this thing that you can do where you create profiles of your people, without having to bother getting them to sign up. And while I am absolutely aware that it is mostly conjecture, there were quite a few moments where I blushed because I saw myself so clearly, or saw aspects of my relationship with various people so accurately put into words by an algorithm.

It brings a lot of questions about projection and predetermination to mind.
It also was, honestly, reassuring. Things are going south with certain people because that is how things need to go. Part of the journey and all that jazz.