Well, I certainly feel the need to read people, other than the things they say - yes!
As an example, I find it very difficult to understand people in my first language when (and I know how ridiculous it sounds) I'm wearing sunglasses. I rely on nonverbal stuff so much that not seeing them as clearly makes me feel deaf! When someone speaks Welsh to me, it can feel like that too, probably because my senses are grabbing at visual clues in desperation, more than actually listening.
You are clearly very thoughtful about other people!
I'm just glad if I get out the other side without being an idiot!
The Skype thing is kind of claustrophobic. As soon as I see a room full of relatives looming on the screen, I need to walk the dog.
This is probably just what I need to do!