Am I Psychic? 10 Signs of Sixth Sense

Updated on September 18, 2017
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Have you felt a little different from other people since you were a child? Do things happen to you that you can’t explain? Do you sometimes have a clear feeling about a future event? If so, you might be ‘supersensory’. In other words, psychic. Check out these 10 signs to see if you have extra-sensory perception or sixth sense.

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1. You Have a Well-Developed Intuition

Also known as gut feelings or a strong hunch. Your body, everyone’s body, in fact, is an antennae. It is sensitive to energy. Everyone can tune into their intuition, but most choose to ignore it. You have learned that your intuition has guided you well throughout your life. You don’t make decisions logically, although you do consider that your way is logical.

To test out your intuition, next time you have to make a decision, however small, place your hand on your solar plexus and become aware of the feeling in your body when you consider each choice laid before you. Feel it? Your body, your intuition knows.

2. You Know When Trouble Is Imminent

This is known as precognition (pre-knowing). You recognize it before it happens. This often manifests as a feeling of dread or a deep sense of knowing that unless you or someone else takes action, there’s going to be trouble. Sometimes it’s hard to know what exactly is going to happen but you feel it, for sure.

It’s possible to train yourself to discern the forthcoming event by journaling your feelings. Ask your feelings what they are trying to tell you.

You Dream About the Future

This also comes under the precognition umbrella, but usually, the dream is very specific. You are shown snippets of events, usually detrimental to someone close. Sometimes it might be a catastrophic event, such as an earthquake or other natural disaster. Precognitive folk are often able to foretell when people are about to die because they meet them in their dreams.

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3. You Hear Voices

You hear whispers and voices, but there is no physical source. You’ve ruled out mental disorders, so it’s likely that you have clairauditory (clear hearing) abilities. Very often this psychic skill means you are a channel for spirits. It’s up to you whether you develop this further by delivering the messages to those they are intended for, or whether you shut-down this ability.

4. You Just Know Things

Some may mix this up with intuition and it doesn’t matter. Claircognizants (clear understanding) know things they shouldn't be able to know. They find it hard to explain it - they say “I just know it.” Some might mention that the knowing is a strong mental feeling.

5. You Read Thoughts

You often know what someone is going to say before they say it. You can tell who’s calling before you answer the phone. Sometimes you know when your child or partner is in difficulty. You may often pre-empt a request. For example, you take your husband a cup of tea and he says, “You must have read my mind.” If this happens a lot, you probably do tune-in to his ‘requests’. This is a sign that you have telepathic skills. If you think you are telepathic, there are many ways to develop your ability. Playing guessing games is helpful.

6. You See Auras

Seeing auras is more common than you think. You can probably see your own right now. Hold your hand in front of a dark background and move your fingers slightly. You should see a silvery aura like cigarette smoke around your fingers. It might take a little practice, but you’ll soon be able to play with the energy between your fingers. Then you can progress to other people and to auric colors.

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7. You Have Visions

Seeing visions and spirits is a sign of clairvoyance (clear vision) or second sight. This often occurs in conjunction with clairaudient abilities. Receiving messages from spirits means that you are a psychic medium, i.e. an intermediary between the living and those who have passed. It’s possible to shut down these abilities but often times spirits can be quite nagging in their enthusiasm to get their message heard.

8. You Sense the Past When Holding Objects

You might be able to discern the past history of an object or its owner, simply by holding it. It can work with people too. Have you ever brushed past someone in a busy street and had a picture flash into your mind that seemed to have nothing to do with you? That’s psychometry, or clairtangency (clear touching). You are picking up vibration. Everyone can do this, but not everyone can translate what they feel into words or pictures.

9. Déjà Vu

We all have these odd little experiences, but you may have them more than most because you are tuned-in. People think they are experiencing something they experienced in the past, but it’s the opposite. You may never have been in that place, but you once had a ‘future memory’ of it. Hence the strange feeling of knowing but not quite knowing. You are tuning into a memory.

A very strong conviction that you have been somewhere before, or have met someone previously, probably indicates that you are remembering a past incarnation.

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10. You Have Divinatory Abilities

If you are able to intuit meaning from divinatory tools, such as tarot cards, playing cards, a glass or crystal ball, palm reading, tea leaf reading, or anything like that, then you are probably an intuitive psychic. It is possible to learn such skills - for example, the tarot is a structured system that anyone can learn. The skill when reading cards is to marry the meaning with your intuition to give an accurate interpretation.

Scrying with a crystal ball or dark mirror is a form of meditation. Again, anyone can learn this, and with practice, become proficient in foretelling the future.

Another divinatory skill is divining for water, objects, and energy lines. Divining involves using a divining rod, usually made from a light twig or wire and picking up varying energy patterns from the earth. Holding a pendulum will also yield results.

What to Do If You Think You Are Psychic

It’s up to you—do you want to build on your gift/s or would you rather not experience your psychic abilities? Sometimes, you can shut them down by stating your intention clearly. Meditation may also help. If you would like to see where your skills could take you, then research and practice until you become competent.

Search for people with similar abilities to your own and share your experiences. Don’t be frightened of your extra-sensory perception, know that it is indeed a gift, and remember, whatever it is you ‘see’, it was going to happen anyway.

If you have a psychic related question, feel free to ask in the comments section below.

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      Elijah Jackson 11 days ago

      sometimes feel like someones staring at me and or following me when theirs knowone here or everyones asleep

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      Elijah Jackson 11 days ago

      See vision of spirits and see spurts of the future. I also have heard growling in my house. wasn't my dogs growling.

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      Bev G 2 weeks ago from Wales, UK

      Hi Sera Fina, There are many suggestions how you can take your abilities further, here in the comments and in the Q&A above. Why not explore a few of them like meditation and journalling? And how about trying tarot reading?

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      Sera Fina 2 weeks ago

      I have always known that i have certain psychic abilities, i have noticed them increasing as i age, including an ability to be open to the spirits of dead loved ones. I feel like for years now i have known i was meant to do something with my abilities. I have incredibly strong intuition, i can sense emotional truths without being told them, simply by observing people, even strangers. I feel like i have a calling, but i am unclear what i should do. My question is, how do i use this ability and hone it?

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      Bev G 4 months ago from Wales, UK

      Julio, I'm afraid there is no definitive answer. It depends on whether you want to learn to develop and control your psychic gifts. I have written an article on another site with a list of resources that might help you. https://psychicelements.com/blog/psychic-experienc...

      Good luck.

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      Julio 4 months ago

      This has and continues to be an overwhelming journey as I have yet to find what I am.. If I am at all anything. I've been within many paths in search of "MY" path to no avail. I've been told I'm a medium, clairgonizant, an empath and God only knows what else. I have come to feel people.. places, things, animals. I'm able to connect to people and speak for them without needing to be told leaving them in awe wondering how I know these things. I feel their feelings .. I have been able to foretell danger.. if anything picking up on vibes. My body has been used to speak by spirits.... to give you an example of what I've physically felt its like being put in the passenger seat. you are aware of everything going on but there is nothing you can do. Once its all over I can't speak for minutes at a time. I then start to regain control but I feel very tired. soooo many things that I tend to wonder if its me just reeeally wanting to be "gifted" or crazy or I do actually possess something special. I would truly love to know what exactly this all means. I can't stand loud noises.. they drive me insane.. background noise, people talking for example...but that's not all the time.. it just happens randomly. I can put on my headphones and listen to deep bass music which I personally love. ambient music soothes me. Indian flute, piano, violin, Indian chanting overwhelms me, monks throat singing (thinking Tibetan monks as a reference). I've actually lost it where I can't control my body.. I've experienced being close to people and once they closed to me.. I loose my strength. with the upmost respect.. when around some people with disabilities I feel so overwhelmed.. and all that comes to my mind is that they are wanting so bad to communicate with others and are overly frustrated because they can't.. but that's just what I think I'm feeling.. I"m not at all sure.. I can't see people suffer.. animals. anything or anyone.. I can't even watch TV where I see injustice or cruelty because it angers me and I have to change the channel. I'm sensitive and sometimes too emotional. It bothers me sometimes because I'm a guy but I just can't help it...sooo many things... I just want to know where I can go.. what I can do.. I can't meditate because my mind is always running.. even with music.. although it soothes me.. its no means for me to meditate. If anyone can offer me some genuine guidance.. I'd be ever so grateful. I've thrown a lot at you.. but this is the closest I can get to explaining all the things that I have experienced. I'm actually reluctant to post this comment because I'm not sure what you the reader will say or think. I promise you that I am not lying... and even though this hasn't taken over my whole existence the uncertainty has taken a toll on me. I just want to be able to control whatever it is I have.. If in fact I do possess something. Once I asked someone what she felt and she told me that she sensed I was highly empathic or something or the other but it was all being held back because of self doubt which at the time and to this day makes a lot of sense.. I really do hope someone can shed some light for me.. thank you for taking the time to read this.. Take care everyone..

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      Ruhi Wadkar 4 months ago from India, Maharashtra, Mumbai.

      Thank you MAM......

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      Bev G 4 months ago from Wales, UK

      The best thing to do, Ruhi, is to let it start again by itself. Meditate, but for very brief periods, 10 minutes to begin with. Don't strain, just allow your intuition to take control sometimes, go with your gut feeling instead of your logic.

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      Ruhi Wadkar 4 months ago from India, Maharashtra, Mumbai.

      I was good at Meditation.....and through it i had good concentration power.....things use to be the way i think about it.....my intuitions were strong.....but today i feel that i lost my intuition power.....but even today it happen a slighter what i want.....i want to develop it again......

      i sense good... i sense bad....i get slight visions.....

      when i see or look to something with concentration i see a yellow-white light around it...

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      Bev G 6 months ago from Wales, UK

      It's possible you are able to access energy that other's can't. The best thing to do is to try to relax about the whole thing while you learn about it. Why not keep a psychic journal, documenting your dreams and thoughts? There's a lot of information on the internet. I write about psychic topics on a site called Psychic Elements. Just click on 'Blog' on the right hand side of the page.

      Take care.

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      Jurgen 6 months ago

      Hello Bev first of all thanks for replying so fast second am i something more like a pschcic or something else do you know who i am or are these just in my mind?

      Cause i alwasy have connection with ghosts but no one believe’s me only my sisters

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      Bev G 6 months ago from Wales, UK

      Frightening, Jorgen. Maybe it would be a good idea to learn how to control your dreams when you are in them. Lucid dreaming, it's called.

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      Jurgen 6 months ago

      Ive alwasy felt like i was something more i had many experience with ghosts when i was little i saw them in real life and my dream i once had a very scary nightmare i woke up crying and my nose was bleeding the other day i was on vacation sleeping in one room with my sisters it was 2 am or something but i was already asleep but my sisters were awake they heard something in the backyourd and what happend was i was dreaming but the dream felt so real like it wasnt a dream i never had such a dream i was walking in my house going to sit on a chair a looked in the backyourd from my seat in my drea and i saw a horrible scary face looking at me it wasnt human i still cant describe how it looked but it was like so happy to see me i woke scared up my sisters were still scared what they heard in the backyard and i said SOMEONE IS OUTSIDE then they were so scared they said to me weve heard something outside my sister had a nightmare she woke up scared and when she was awake she saw fingers coming to her and i knew what the fingers looked like cause i saw them when i was a kid i could descripe the fingers and my sister was scared when i knew how it looked ive alwasy felt a connection with ghosts but not the good one’s....

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      Janean Overman 9 months ago from Virginia

      Very interesting read. I 've always thought of myself as discerning. Thank you for sharing.

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      Bev G 10 months ago from Wales, UK

      :D Good luck with that!

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      Threekeys 10 months ago from Australia

      Raggededge this person is trained in remote viewing. Privacy and stalking legislation needs to include such people's transgressions. I don't know how one would devise the laws to detetmine intuition, psychism and remote viewing but we are going to have to do it.

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      Bev G 10 months ago from Wales, UK

      Hi threekeys, sounds like a psychopath to me. They are very clever at manipulating people. They are able to work out what your weak spots are. It can appear as though they know what you are thinking, but they are just very astute.

      Having psychic abilities doesn't mean that someone is on a spiritual path by any means. Psychics are human with human failings :)

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      Threekeys 10 months ago from Australia

      I was fooled or led to believe that being psychic was a spiritual path. Well, I have met one person in particular that if you knew what she does psychically you would run for the hills and get a protection order out. This person is cold, and ruthless. In fact it has me questioning about the "psychic arts/spiritual path". Because what she can do and does? Its very very wrong. Long answer short. To be psychic doesnt mean you are empathetic.

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      Bev G 10 months ago from Wales, UK

      Thank you tsmog, yes, I would say most psychics would experience empathy in some form or another.

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      Tim Mitchell 10 months ago from Escondido, CA

      Great article that is enlightening. I will reread and give more attention to them with my life today. I feel people who are psychic usually are empaths too.

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      Bev G 10 months ago from Wales, UK

      Indeed, wpcooper. A lot depends on how aware and open we are :)

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      Finn Liam Cooper 10 months ago from Los Angeles

      very interesting article. I think everyone is "psychic" to an extent we just have to learn how to hone the skills and listen to the right messages and weed out the bad.

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      Bev G 10 months ago from Wales, UK

      Love your Extra Salt & Pepper, Lori x

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      lori811 10 months ago

      Hey theraggededge. As always, I love your work. And yes, I can relate to virtually all the traits mentioned in your article. (ESP. Affectionately, I call it Extra Salt and Pepper:). ESP can be surreal, yet very rewarding. God bless.

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      Bev G 10 months ago from Wales, UK

      And thank you, Lady R. Good to 'visualize' you :)

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      Bev G 10 months ago from Wales, UK

      Thank you, kalinin, Much appreciated. Yes, I agree, that deja vu is a slippery beast - I never entirely bought the conventional view, but if you think about it, we're being told constantly that time is not as straightforward as we think it is. I reckon that something as amorphous as memory can become all folded up in these slips of time, hence a 'memory of the future. x

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      Lana Adler 10 months ago from California

      Hi Bev! Great article. I'm familiar with the psychic phenomena but didn't know that daja vu is a "future memory." Totally makes sense. Fascinating!

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      Lady Regina 10 months ago

      Very informative! More people should know these things. Thanks for sharing your insight!

      BB&L

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      Bev G 10 months ago from Wales, UK

      Thanky :)

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      Threekeys 10 months ago from Australia

      Congratulations Bev:)

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      Imran Khan 10 months ago from Mumbai, India

      Ha ha. True. I should have known. Very qualitative.

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      Bev G 10 months ago from Wales, UK

      Oh my goodness, Pen, I have deleted or moved double that number :) I like to play around with them. Thanks for your kind words :)

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      Imran Khan 10 months ago from Mumbai, India

      Congrats for your 100th article Bev. You are amazing :)

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      Bev G 10 months ago from Wales, UK

      Aw, thank *you* for taking the trouble to stop by and read it :)

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      Richard Green 10 months ago from New Mexico

      Thank you so much for this article.

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