I guess my story is more of a question, with a story. I have always had the ability to read people and situations. I can tell almost instantly if a person or situation is sketchy, hiding something or not being truthful. I typically don't know why but I know that something is "off".
I have learned to trust these vibes and gut instincts because I have never been wrong. Time usually reveals my suspicions and validates my initial feelings. I cannot see ghosts or feel people's emotions. It's more of a feeling I get. Sometimes I will meet someone and get a good feeling and not know why. Other times I meet someone and get a bad feeling and not know why. I used to think this was just common sense or my inability to trust people because I had a really bad childhood. Then I've often wondered if my life decisions had something to do with it because up until having children I made a lot of poor choices and surrounded myself with people doing the same. Am I getting these feelings because it takes one to know one? However, my husband has a similar story to mine and he doesn't see what I see in people. Is this just a good judge of character? I'm at a loss to describe or define it but as I said I do trust it! As do others. My friends and family have noticed this and the accuracy I have had and now ask me what my opinion is of people and situations. Not for monetary personal gain. More for safety and emotional reasons. This is a really weird and uncomfortable situation to be in. When it comes to myself. I take these gut instincts as basically fact because I have no reason not to and every reason to trust it. When it comes to others. I'm petrified to give my opinion in fear it will be the 1st time I'm wrong. All the while, deep down, knowing I'm probably right. What is this?