Since I was very young, I've always been intrigued by the supernatural and things of that nature. I still am to this day, even more so now.
I used to say there were two men standing at the foot of my bed every night. Men who weren't physically there upon inspection of my parents. I went to my grandmother's one day around the same time of those experiences and saw a photograph. I'd said this was one of the men; it was my late grandfather who'd passed before I was born. I never figured out who the other man was, though. They're not with me anymore, unfortunately. I liked to think of them as comforting figures.
Now, around 10 years later, I'm still seeing things. Shadows and human or non-human faces out of the corner of my eyes. I hear laughter and talking that is non-existent, even after trying to find a cause of it. A lot of the time, before I go to sleep, I hear talking. Friends, family, people saying things to me when I'm half-conscious. Sometimes it's random, and other times it's actual conversations.
My other experiences have to do with 'knowing' things. I'll get panicky and anxious, only to find out that whatever I'm stressing about (seemingly ridiculous) happens. Like when I'd gotten upset about driving at night in the rain. It became hard for me to breathe, and I wanted to tell my mother to slow down as we drove. We drove around a bend and a truck was up ahead a few feet, going slow enough to cause an accident if my mom hadn't been paying attention. Actually, my mother does the exact same 'knowing' thing.
For my entire life, I've been very in tune to others' emotions. Seeing a someone cry brings tears to my own eyes. I know immediately if my mother is upset with me; I know if my father is about to be set off and I wait for him to settle down.
That's not a bad thing at times, though. I know whether or not to bring something up. Or, whether I need to do chores when I get home from school, because I feel the tension before my mother and I even talk. I've even done experiments to try to guess how people are feeling before I speak to them. 9/10 times I'm spot on and I end up either A) trying to help people with their problems (A LOT) or B) sharing good news with them. I feel as though I am going through the same thing.
Often nowadays, I go on what I call an 'emotion overload', where I basically boil over with emotion and have a meltdown over something small and unimportant. It kind of feels like I'm sucking everyone's emotions up throughout the day and then letting it out through myself.
Over all, I'd just like an opinion: Does this sound like valid psychic/medium occurrences, or am I just overreacting and becoming obsessed? If I do, what type (s) of gift (s) do I have? Any help would be great:)