Clairsentient people have the gift of psychic sensing. If you can feel things about people (something is up with those two, I can feel it!) and places, or can’t figure out why you’re drained after going to the mall… read on…
Because clairsentience is probably one of your intuitive abilities!
And believe me, getting vibes about stuff is super useful in everyday life (and in professional psychic life if you’re called to go that route :)
Signs That You’re Clairsentient
1. You feel drained after being in a large group of people
Clairsentients feel energy… strongly. So imagine how draining it can be to engage with a large group of people for an extended amount of time!
Sensing everyone’s emotions, moods, and bad days could be the reason you leave work and swim to an island where you can be alone…
Clairsentient people NEED to recharge as much Aquaman needs water. Quiet time spent alone to rejuvenate is a must.
When my daughter was 14, I pulled her out of school to be homeschooled. She struggled at school, in part, because she’s extremely empathic and clairsentient. When someone is sad, angry, or ecstatic, she feels it (can you imagine how distracting it would be to feel your teacher’s divorce pains in the middle of a math test?!).
This is one of the hallmarks of clairsentience: Being around other people (i.e. a lot of energy) can leave you feeling exhausted, anxious, or overwhelmed. Don’t worry though, you can totally learn how to live with and control clairsentience :)
2. You have awesome instincts about people, places and situations
Have you ever met someone and just known something about them (and you turned out to be right)? From the sleazy sales guy to the stranger on the street, if you sense people’s intentions with no logical explanation, that’s a pretty clear indicator that you are clairsentient!
Maybe your friends are always coming to you after their dates, and asking you what you think about their potential partner. Or maybe you’ve just known to steer clear of certain people who turned out to be bad news. Either way, that’s your clairsentience at work.
3. You sense energy in the room
Have you ever walked into a room just after an argument and known something had happened… without actually witnessing the fight?
Leftover energy is tangible to a clairsentient (which can make crowded places oh-so-draining).
In fact, I always carry a black tourmaline crystal in my purse to protect me from energies roaming about.
4. You always know when your friend had a bad day (even if they’re smiling)
If a friend has said, “How did you know I was sad/depressed/anxious?!” while looking at you with wide eyes, you might be clairsentient. Clairsentient people are like human emotion detectors!
Even if your bestie has a smile pasted all over her face, you’ll instantly sense that she’s had a terrible day.
Tip: Sensing your bestie’s energy can be super draining. If you find yourself wanting to head off to a desert island after interacting with even your closest friends, check out this post on my sister site: When Energy Vampires are People You Love
5. You need a box of Kleenex to watch the news
If you find yourself avoiding the news and reading the newspaper, it’s a classic sign that clairsentience is one of your psychic abilities.
Because it’s soooo easy for empaths to pick up energy, distressing stories are really difficult to stomach.
We can feel the terror of the people who lost everything in the hurricane, or feel the anxiety of those impacted by a recent law passed.
I stopped watching the news years ago, and let me tell ya, it makes a HUGE difference! I feel so much lighter and less bogged down (and of course, it gives me more time to binge uplifting TV and read inspiring books like The Four Agreements – OMG seriously a MUST read for anyone going through a spiritual or psychic awakening!).
Of course it’s great to stay informed, but personally, I was spending more time despairing about those across the world than myself! So if you find yourself avoiding horrible clickbait stories, you’re not alone. Try going news free for a week and see how you feel!
6. Emotional movies leave you in tears
I simply cannot watch Forrest Gump ever again (OMG the scene where Mama tells Forrest she’s dying?! Heartbreak!).
Of course it’s Hollywood’s job to make us feel things from their movies, but if intense movies and TV leave you wondering if it’s time to buy stock in Kleenex, it’s a sign you might be clairsentient.
If clairsentience is one of your gifts, you can actually feel the emotions the characters are portraying… and after a few hours of that – ugh! Totally exhausting!
7. You feel emotions (not your own) randomly, and seemingly without cause
If you get waves of emotions for seemingly no reason, don’t let your friends convince you it’s PMS… you may just be clairsentient! Spirits and energy are constantly around us, and as a clairsentient, you may sense their energies.
8. You are super sensitive to your environment
Do subtle changes in your room or workplace dramatically impact you? Does clutter in your space feel like clutter in your mind and impact the way you work? Clairsentient people are very connected to their environments because environments have their own energy.
When I bought my home in 2007, it was because the energy in the house felt so amazing! Of course, it was super cute, too… but the wonderful, loving feeling in the house is what sold me :)
If shifts in your environment throw you for a loop, and clutter makes you want to crawl out of your skin – you might be clairsentient!
9. You physically feel other people’s pain (physical and emotional)
Have you ever felt the hunger pains of a homeless person? Or the dull ache of someone you’re visiting in the hospital? People who have clairsentience not only pick up on mental energy, but physical pain as well.
If you find yourself in this position a lot, remove yourself from the situation as much as possible (i.e. don’t volunteer at the pediatric ward of the hospital – instead, volunteer to walk puppies for the Humane Society!).
10. People say you’re too sensitive
Are people always telling you that you’re too sensitive? Have you been called “empathic” a lot?
If you have clairsentience, it totally makes sense! People who can feel psychically can also be referred to as empaths. They feel other people’s feelings very strongly.
So if your friends and family have described you as empathetic, or call you whenever they’re having a tough time because they KNOW you’ll understand, you may be clairsentient.
11. You have strong gut feelings
If you’re known for near spot on gut feelings, you might be clairsentient. Those who have clairsentience can sense people’s intentions, motives, and feelings without ever saying hello!
They may get the feeling that the new boss is super cool before they order pizza for the whole office, or steer a friend away from a guy who turned out to be a total fraud.
12. You can’t shop at thrift stores
I know that flea market flips, antiquing and upcycling are all the rage right now, but if you JUST. CAN’T. do the whole antique/shop at thrift stores/have old, upcycled furniture in the house, it’s a pretty crystal clear indicator that clairsentience is one of your psychic abilities. (Speaking of crystals, I have a fun post here about the best crystals for psychics.)
Remember, even an OMG gorgeous vintage ring carries a ton of energy from the former owner. So if you find that you just can’t do vintage/antique, it’s probably because you’re clairsentient!