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Telling people about psychic skills.

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posted on Jan, 15 2004 @ 12:40 PM
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Okay, I have a probnlem. I am a highschooler, and I go to a high school. A very crowded one at that. This wouldn't be a problem if I wasn't an empath with very little telepathic skill. Sometimes going to school there is a little overwhelming, and my sheilds are pretty weak.
i also feel really guilty like taking tests and stuff there, sometimes the answers sorta pop into my head and I'm not sure if I read them from somebody's thoughts or suddenly remembered something that I didn't think i even knew.
This leads me to a problem. Should I tell people about my skills? I'm sorta afraid of what will happen if I do- people might fear me, or ask me to like read their minds or whatever, or they might think I'm crazy. What do you guys think I should do?




posted on Jan, 15 2004 @ 12:44 PM
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Wow, finally someone with the same problem!

Dont tell anyone, dispite it may or may not be empatic powers, you will become outcasted if you declare this and trust me, for the most part its not fun.

I've also predicted things that happened weeks before it did.



posted on Jan, 15 2004 @ 12:45 PM
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keep it to urself buddy. no need telling people this. They will only thionk ur crazy.



posted on Jan, 15 2004 @ 12:52 PM
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I know, but I feel really guilty having like test answers pop into my head and the like. I feel terrible being able to see through people into their real emotions, it's so....invading.



posted on Jan, 15 2004 @ 12:56 PM
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Well, buddy, there is nothing you can do. Its only through self-disipline someone can prevent 'invasion' and you cannot realy do anything to help them. Disipline is a choice of yours. But maybe just study realy hard and the sub-conscience nesscesity of reading people will end.



posted on Jan, 15 2004 @ 01:04 PM
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Thanks, I still feel terrible though. This week was finals week, and I had like 6 answers pop into my head.



posted on Jan, 15 2004 @ 01:06 PM
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If it bothers you that much, try to learn to control it. That way your mind doesn't just reach out and touch someone, but you direct it instead. Then you wouldn't have to have a guilty consience. Or rather, if you did, it would be because you chose to do so.



posted on Jan, 15 2004 @ 01:07 PM
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I have an idea, try to learn to control it and geuss from time to time what people are thinking.



posted on Jan, 15 2004 @ 01:10 PM
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Originally posted by Valedamar
I know, but I feel really guilty having like test answers pop into my head and the like. I feel terrible being able to see through people into their real emotions, it's so....invading.


It's not an invasion, its "normal" for you. See, I could do the same thing with body language. I can "read" someone extremely well. Emotion, attitude, which can sometimes lead to "guess" their actions. Should I have to go around telling people I can read body language well? No. It makes no difference.

It is just you, so live with that. It is no different than someone who can "see" in a room full of blind people. You might be the most different one, but you could never explain sight to them if they don't have it. They would think you are crazy. Better to just be happy with yourself and ejoy the gift.

~ Zedd



posted on Jan, 15 2004 @ 01:12 PM
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Why not just learn to control it? Yes, it's perfect idea! Learn to control it!

(Sorry couldn't help seeing how many people gave the same advice, so I just thought I'd join the train)

Hey have fun with it. Why feel guilty? All knowledge of everything that exists, is located inside the human mind. You may be able to tap into it, so if you feel guilty that ability might cease. I'd advise against it. Exploit it, see what else you can find out. Anything about anyone. Also do events. Work it like a muscle, and maybe it'll grow and you'll be amazed at the results. Try answering questions that you don't know answers to, see if more answers pop in. Repeat! and again and again... etc
Have fun!



posted on Jan, 15 2004 @ 01:13 PM
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I guess you all are right. If I told people they'ld think i was insane.



posted on Jan, 15 2004 @ 01:17 PM
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Best bet, keep quiet. I say this for two reasons.

1. Unfortunately, many people think that this stuff is fake, or taboo, or the work of ....ahem... the fictitious monster named satan.... ahem... and will either laugh, giggle, point, yell, or ignore you.

2. When you are ready to tell people, you will know. Until then, don't tell. Simple rule.

The number one thing to keep in mind is yourself. If you make yourself uncomfortable by telling people, then it's your fault. If you are uncomfortable from the empathy and you are picking up on them, then it is not your fault, and you can then learn from it and learn to control it.

You only want to let likeminded people know, or else you could become the laughingstock of the school.



posted on Jan, 15 2004 @ 01:17 PM
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I didn't advertise my own gifts, but word spread not long after a couple people figured it out. I went to a fairly small school (128 in my class, I believe) and word travels fast in that kind of situation. My abilities became known by a few people around me in my junior year of high school, and I was lucky to avoid too many problems. I was an outsider to begin with though.

Its led to some interesting and awkward conversations with people since then, who have met me and started asking abut whether or not the stories of me being psychic were true.

As for what to do, I can only suggest you work at trying to keep your gifts under wraps. Try to block it out if you can. Be careful what you do though, because sometimes you can throw up a mental wall that you can't easily tear down later......



posted on Jan, 15 2004 @ 01:22 PM
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My 'powers' (if you call them that) were found out too. However I was lucky because each class 'group' is contained to prevent socialization and with 780 students, word doesnt travel fast.



posted on Jan, 15 2004 @ 01:24 PM
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Yeah, I think I will stay quiet. THanks everyone



posted on Jan, 15 2004 @ 01:25 PM
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No problem. Have a nice day.



posted on Jan, 15 2004 @ 01:26 PM
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What do people do when they find out you can read their emotions? I imagine a lot of people became afraid



posted on Jan, 15 2004 @ 01:29 PM
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Yes, indeed, or they will laugh it away. People who say that you can read emotion would cast themselfs out of society and therefore it is a self protection. They would loose all validity (however they maybe telling the truth) and will be droped out of society.



posted on Jan, 15 2004 @ 01:29 PM
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But don't forget to work on your skill to control/improve it. You may be amazed at what you can do/find out with it if you just work on it. Imagine being able to know ANYTHING just by questioning something in your mind.



posted on Jan, 15 2004 @ 01:36 PM
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Reading emotion is easy, as long as you're observant. I freak people out at work when I comment about how they're feeling. It all comes from body language for me, not (as far as I know) a psychic ability.

Sometimes it makes people nervous to know that they can be read like a book, but for the most part it makes our relationship stronger, or in the event they don't have a relationship with me, generally we develop one.

Many people like to know there's someone out there who knows what they're feeling. Having a sympathetic ear makes people even closer, too.



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