Now I don't mean to come off as one of those introverts who think they're psychic because of their very strong desire to be, but I've had numerous psychic experiences. They weren't intentional, controlled, or defy the laws of physics, but I believe that Keirsey has a point. When I took the MBTI, I was surprised to see psychic as one of the descriptions just like anyone else, but I found it described me even more accurately nonetheless.Originally Posted by David Keirsey
So why kind of psychic, mystic abilities do I possess? Well if you're imagining me as a stereotypical crystal ball baring psychic in a travelling caravan, you'd be wrong. (Hope I didn't offend anyone with that last sentence.) What I have experienced though is the uncanny ability to read feelings, personalities, experiences, and intentions. Perhaps it doesn't live up to the 'I can read your thoughts' hype of being a psychic, but I do believe this counts. (Who knows, there might be people who can read thoughts word for word?) On numerous occasions, my friends claim they feel that, compared to all their other friends, I could understand their experiences, an extended type of empathy if you will, as if I was sharing my feelings of their experience when the experience was being verbally shared with me. In other instances, I could predict what someone will do based on how I perceived his/her personality, their feelings, etc.
This may explain my desire to always get people to open up to me. Perhaps it's just the desire of feeling useful, but perhaps it was just a natural way of exercising this ability. I believe this psychic empathy is different from normal empathy compared to others is that I was never always able to connect at that level earlier in life (although I don't believe I have the ability anymore). It was as if the ability was practised and performed with increasing strength. I believe that it's a skill that one needs to practise in order to experience to its full potential by having people open themselves up to yourself and trying to deeply empathize with them. Prior to a life-changing event for myself, I took the cliche 'put yourself in another person's shoes' as a personal task I'd consider and perform in every action and every shared experience, taking myself and deeply imagining that I had gone through the same experience.
Anyway, let me hear your thoughts. What's your opinion and take on the psychic aspect of INFJ's? Share your own psychic experience if any.