Is empathy a nautral normal ability or is it a psychic ability like telepathy?
I talking about “sensing” people’s emotions, not just reading their body language or they way they talked, I mean sumthing just like telepathy, except with emotions, and can I really affect other people’s emotions.
If it is putting yourself in other people’s shoes how do you explain people who can read emotions.
Suggestion by *~*Bella*~*
No, empathy is something that people learn when they are very small. Empathy isn’t sensing another persons emotions, its the ability to put yourself in someone else’s shoes and understand what they are feeling based on that. Even if you have never experienced the death of a loved one, if your friends grandma died, you being able to put yourself in his/her shoes and understand the grief that they are going through is empathetic. You aren’t “sensing” their feelings, you are actually “feeling” their feelings. So, I guess in a way that is “reading” someones emotions. .
People who never learned empathy have no remorse, can’t understand other people’s feelings. Sociopaths have no empathy for others. Thats why they are able to kill and harm others without feeling guilt or remorse—because they can’t understand how other people are feeling.
Edit: We all learn body language and facial expressions before we can even talk. Babies can mimic the facial expressions of others. If you see someone that is smiling, you see that they are happy. If they are crying or frowning you know they are sad. Based on your own feelings and your own experiences, as we get older, we are better able to understand the signals, body language, tone of voice facial expressions and even the look in someones eyes and can sense how they are feeling. So you aren’t being “psychic”, you are just reading another persons signals that they are giving.
Suggestion by laulbow
Empathy is natural, and everyone has the ability, except sociopaths, though I think it varies in degree. Like, for example, a hospice worker, as in someone who sits with and cares for the dying, doesn’t make crap for money, but they choose to do that because they care about other people and their suffering. Whereas, say, a repo man probably isn’t that into that kind of thing. But as far as your description goes, I think it is almost entirely based on body language, facial expressions and the like. Maybe people with a keener sense of empathy can actually smell the chemical signals another person is emitting, since adrenaline and things like that DO have a distinct odor. Interesting! But remember, there is a difference between sympathy, which is feeling bad on behalf of someone, and empathy, which is feeling bad WITH someone when they are feeling bad.
Suggestion by wicked
You should go to this site. www.rootsofempathy.org They are doing this at my little girls elementary school. At first I didn’t understand it but once I went to the site I thought it was a very good idea. I believe the program should be taught everywhere. I think empathy is natural but as a person grows up they run into prejudices. Empathy should be felt for everyone by everyone. It teaches our children that we all have the same feelings. Sorrow, fear, pain etc. If people learned the true meaning of empathy from an early age there would be a lot less hate and wars.
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What is the difference between divination and being psychic?
Suggestion by wushuboy001
The main difference is that divination refers to talking to higher beings/gods to find out information. Being a psychic is finding out information through your own magic abilities.
Suggestion by Erick
Divination is the art or gift of prophecy (or the pretense of prophecy) by supernatural means, and a psychic is a person sensitive to things beyond the natural range of perception.
So if someone is a psychic they could have divination abilities.
A psychic is the person itself that could have abilities such as: divination, telekinesis,etc.
Hope that answers your question :).
Suggestion by Reiki Chick
Being psychic refers to an ability to access information that cannot be otherwise accessed using your 5 senses. That’s why its often referred to as a “sixth sense”.
There are many different types of “psychics”:
Clairvoyance – see images
Clair-audience – hear things
Clair-sentience – feel things
Mediums – communicate with spirits
Divination refers to the tools used to assist in accessing information. For example, tarot cards, oracle cards, dowsing, scrying, crystal balls, black mirrors, cowrie shells, chicken bones, tarot cubes, angel cards, tea leaf reading, palm reading, runes. etc.
Most psychics prefer to use one form of divination or another, but some do not. It all depends on the individual and their personal preferences.
Anyone can learn to use divination tools, even if you don’t feel you have a “gift” because many of these tools have specific definitions. Its a matter of practise and trusting your own intuition.
I hope that helps.
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Do you believe in altars? Do you believe anything along the lines of werewolves, vampires and such?
Do you believe you have an altar? Do you believe in gods and goddesses?
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I believe in the one true God and that his Son saved us.
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I believe there’s more to this world then we will ever fully comprehend.
Gods and Goddesses? I believe theres a God.
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i am a christian.
i am also a werewolf.
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