In The Almost People, there are
and they are pretending to be each other. When one pushes Amy up against the wall and says what the flesh is thinking and what it needs, etc., how can he know what the flesh wants
when he’s the actual Doctor and not the flesh Doctor?
I know he was able to read the flesh in the first episode, but then he was physically touching it with his hand. And
the flesh Doctor isn’t a Time Lord,
so he can’t make a psychic link — for that to happen they need to be touching.