There is a natural way to detect a Force user by another Force user. Kylo Ren pressed a Force Reflex Nub in Rey’s brain where consciousness resides and it triggered her ability to defend herself. It was an involuntary defense mechanism maintained by EVERY Force-sensitive being and they push back violently against an intruder.
This protection mechanism that is in every Force sensitive suggests that users CHOOSE to join the dark side.
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