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I could never work at a place where pairing is mandatory for almost all development. I find it incredibly draining. I can do it for maybe an hour at a time, but any more than that is too much for me to deal with.

I think being forced to constantly justify and explain your choices is a great way to catch flaws in logic, but it comes at a high cost. Translating my (often vague, half-formed) thoughts into English is an intensive activity - it uses up brainpower that I would rather use to further refine my ideas and code.

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