In the past, I've noticed that I almost always was able to persuade someone to do something, even if they were dead set against it. It's recent events that have me wondering if maybe it's not just simple charm and good persuasive skills.
Not to long ago, I was trying to convince someone to tell me something that they were keeping from me. They didn't want to, and I really wanted to know. I kept begging them to tell me, and after a few failed attempts, I looked them in the eye and words I didn't really "think" more just "said" came tumbling out of my mouth. They were reasons to tell me the truth, that they could trust me, that if they didn't tell me, I would assume that it was much worse than it was. It was like I briefly saw deep into their mind and saw the one thing that would make them do as I wanted. What's weird is, I almost felt myself... Pulling the words out of their mouth. The person told me what it was, even after being set on not telling me.
I'm not sure if I read their mind, controlled it, or if it all was just a coincidence. It's happened several times since then: knowing what to say, seeing what would make them do as I wanted, almost pulling the words from their mouth. I feel guilty about it later, but I always wonder if there's any reason. Maybe it was just a coincidence. If it is mind control or mind reading, is it a horrible thing to be doing, even if I'm not hurting anybody? And how can I make this ability stronger, even if I don't necessarily plan on "using" it?
The second event occurs when I talk to people about their dreams. I can "see" their dream when their telling me about it. They'll start with the big picture, and I'll "see" it in clear detail. I can also feel the emotions that they had while in the dream, and the "feeling" of the dream. I can "feel" if it was a nightmare, made no sense, was prophetic, or if it was just a dream without them telling me the entire storyline of the dream. However, this only works when I can hear their voice. People have told me their dreams over e-mail, and the best I can do is interpret them.
I also can get a feeling for people long before I truly know them. The best example of this is my science teacher. I truly, deeply, hated him from the moment he spoke, and all he said was "where's your green schedule?" The entire week I asked every single person I knew who had that teacher if they hated him. They all said "No, he's actually pretty cool." Even a friend that I have who is also psychic said "I don't know why you hate him, he's not that bad." From the second week of school until now, the man has proved to be the biggest jerk I have ever met. Every student now hates him completely. I can't even get a scent on his aura (an ability I have where I concentrate on the person and get a smell or taste that represents their aura) Every time I try, I just recoil because it feels like a blackness in him.
So what do you think? Mind reading, mind control, or a coincidence? What exactly is happening when people tell me their dreams, and why did I immediately know that my science teacher was horrible?