Originally Posted by StarGazer
I don't know if I am or not- how do you tell?
It is typically a self realization of how you can feel the feelings of others. Some people liken it to mind reading, because you start to pick up on the feelings beneath the words. You have to visualize going through the pain of others. It believe can be acquired through training. Mine came from spiritual contacts and the realization of training I had previously recieved from counselors and mentors. In her case, it may have come from the abusive treatment she recieved as a child. Such shocks can trigger deep inner reflections.