My boss constantly tells me he sees I'm thinking about something and asks me what it is.
It happens during meetings every time I don't look at him or talk. The truth is I normally try to think about the practicalities of what we discuss, consequences of what we discuss for our projects, just, you know, doing my normal job. I'm not thinking anything special and my thoughts are not expressible yet.
I tried saying something like "nothing special", but he doesn't give up and tells me he wants to know.
When I answer "the topics we discuss", he says "So what do you think about it?". Yes, I can answer this question with some kind of a general statement, but I feel pressured when he does that and it's not a nice feeling.
Also, this happens very frequently.
The problem is he asks that in situations in which I don't want to be more communicative. These are situations in which I feel I don't have enough information yet to make even an educated guess. And he tends to treat your first answer as your final answer, so I want to avoid giving a quick but wrong one. And situations where I need to process the data first.
Any ideas how to tackle that? This happens to me the first time in my life and I find it super strange.