Hello all, fairly new to the forums but I've been somewhat familiar with the MBTI for some time now.
I met someone that I'm interested in and am trying to figure out something very specific about her, so I'm hoping somebody here could give me some much appreciated insight. As far as I can tell, her tendencies and disposition likely put her somewhere in INFP land (though she might be an INFJ), so hopefully I'm in the right place.
This is actually pretty silly but it's been grinding away at me for a while. I've noticed this strange habit in how she seems to react by default to just about anything that's been said in a conversation (with anybody, far as I can tell).
So, if you see a picture of an adorable puppy you'd go "Awww...", right? And if you're giving a neutral reply of acknowledgement to something somebody says you'd say something like "Oh," right? Now, imagine something in the middle, kind of like an elongated "Ohhh..." that ends up turning into a soft "Awww..." and often, though not always, followed by a kind of *tch* sound (like the tip of her tongue clicking against the roof of her mooth) and a sweet smile.
That's basically it except what's throwing me off is how she universally replies like this to just about anything that's said and leaves me having no idea how to follow up.
"Nice day, huh?" -> "Aww..."
"I did my laundry today." -> "Aww..."
"So I was reading an article on the mitotic division of amoebic cells..." -> "Awww..."
And then I draw a blank, smile vacantly, and look for an exit.
It was cute the first couple of times but as it started to seem like an increasingly odd/inappropriate reply I started to wonder if she just didn't hear what was being said and simply assumed it was something endearing. But then she does it so often that I've started thinking if it might be her way of communicating a general disinterest in what is being said, or else is feeling somewhat nervous and insecure, or... what?
Any insights, especially from an INFx woman or someone else who's dealt with this particular idiosyncrasy, would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you kindly!