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When you’re being led by discovery, you’re analyzing your scene partner for information. You aren’t looking internally for ideas, you’re looking externally at your scene partner to see how they’re reacting, to see what offers they’re making (both big, obvious and verbal gestures, and smaller body language offers). You’re then using those offers and making intuitive response offers. That makes connection with your scene partner much easier, as what they’re receiving from you is based on what they’re giving out. They aren’t being fed any strange curve-balls.