I need help. I know that there's something different about me but I can't work out what. I'm 27 years old and have known for a long time that there was something about me that most people didn't usually have to deal with.
I can always tell if someone is lying to me. I can generally also tell why they're lying to me and often what they're really thinking but it's more a FEELING. I feel that they're feeling guilty, or subversive. There's just a feeling that they're faking. Or if someone is upset I can feel their sadness or anger. I don't actually feel sad or angry myself though, I just feel it coming off them in waves. The feelings that I have are usually akin to humid air. There's a thickness surrounding the person and the 'tone' of that thickness tells me the general gist of what they're feeling. It's usually different if it's a positive emotion though, it feels more like the air around them is almost singing. Like I'm 'hearing' their feelings rather than feeling a physical difference in the air around them. For a long time I thought I might be empathic but the more I look at descriptions I wonder if it's something else because I never feel overwhelmed by what I pick up. I don't have problems walking through shopping centers or crowded places and I'm not an overly emotional person.
If someone is concentrating on something, whether it's a puzzle or just their own thoughts I can almost hear the intensity of their thoughts. I've been known in a pitch black room to say to someone "what are you thinking?" when they're thinking really hard about something because the sense that they're concentrating is almost thick in the air.
There's more though, I seem to attract energy like a beacon. I've only lived in 2 houses out of a total of about 12 in my 27 years that hasn't had some sort of strange activity. Washing machines turning on by themselves, footsteps, doors opening and closing, more recently a chain style door latch latching itself behind my husband after he'd gone out the only accessible external door on the house to go to work (I was the only one apart from my one year old son at home and he was in his cot that he can't get out of. I was in bed as it was early so didn't see it happen). When I was about 10 or 11 I saw an apparition at the end of my bed in the middle of the night when I was with my grandmother for the holidays. My sister was sleeping in the same room and even though I woke her saying "there's something on the end of my bed" she didn't see anything herself.
I don't necessarily want to stop all of these happenings. As of yet nothing has harmed me, and I find the ability to tell what people are really thinking is very handy at times. I just want to know what exactly I am so that I can make more sense of it all.