I don't know if I'm a "true" psychic or not. I can't see the future, and I don't think I could contact the dead. But I'm very sensitive to my surroundings. I could "hear" other people's thoughts at my own will, even though I don't do it often. Sometimes, I can't help it, especially when I'm having a conversation with someone, or giving a presentation in class. When I speak in front of a class of 30 kids, their thoughts are just tossed at me. It's very nerve racking because all I could hear are their criticisms.
I can also hear the thoughts of animals, though I didn't know I could do this until recently. On tv, I heard an animal psychic state, "All animals have a lot to say, all we have to do is listen." I didn't know what she meant at first, until I unconsciously tuned into my cat's mind. The odd thing is, my cat seemed to know that I could understand him, and started to come to me more often for help. And if I leave my mind open wide enough, I could talk to him. He understands me not by the words I use, but by my tone. And I could understand him.
I can also feel other people's emotions, even if they are far from me. For example today, even though I had extra sleep, and felt fine all morning, in the early afternoon, I started to feel tired, as if I hadn't slept in days and nauseous, as if I ate too much. (But I haven't eaten much at all) I also felt as if someone I loved was dying, or really sick. It was a terrible combination and I could barely move. That was when I remembered something. My best friend was at the hospital, sitting with her very sick father. I sent her a text, asking her how she felt. She told me she hadn't had more than 2 hours of sleep in two days, and that her neighbor had made her and her family a lot of food, so she over ate. It's kind of extraordinary how I felt everything she did. It's almost eerie, especially when I sat down to eat my lunch, and after a few bites of my bagel, I felt as if I ate so much, I might burst.
Other experiences had happened as well, but there are just too many to list. I've been like this for as long as I can remember, and every year, it seems as if I discover a new ability. But I wouldn't call myself a psychic. Maybe just gifted.