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Kent_A_Jones
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I have the ability to annoy people from a great distance!
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wetwilly
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I have the ability to know exactly what time it is, down to the minute (well, within 2 minutes) without looking at a clock, even if I haven't looked at a clock all day. My wife will ask me what time it is, and I'll say, "3:47," and then when somebody checks a clock, I'm spot on.

It's pretty handy, but it sucks for fighting crime and/or evil.

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Kathleen Dalton Woodbury
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Hey, a gift is a gift, and is supposed to be used to help people, wetwilly, even if the help doesn't involve fighting crime, etc. (Though it might be fun to figure out how such a skill might be useful for a police detective.)

I'm working on empathy and discernment as super-powers I'd like to have.

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Robert Nowall
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I can do math in my head.
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Kent_A_Jones
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I used to be able to sense police when I was speeding. I did it in front of friends while driving and as a passenger. I would slow down to the speed limit and seconds later a squad car would go by. Speed didn't matter.

I could do it until I was nineteen. And, no, I wasn't busted for speeding until I was twenty-one. At nineteen and a few months, I sped up to a squad that had someone pulled over and I hadn't sensed it.

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JSchuler
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Used to be able to look at a color and tell you its hex code.
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extrinsic
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I see through veils, disguises, hidden agendas, purposeful or unintended deceptions, behind the scenes, underneath subtexts. In every pysch eval I've sat for, I've sat for an above average number, the evauator has remarked that I perceive differently than a normative social expectation. For me, personally, this is a survival strategy developed over time due to the cruel abuses of manipluators causing me harms by their deceptions and selfish agendas.

One practical and useful function of this curse is detecting scams, hoaxes, schemes, and such, and courteously tipping off interested persons so they avoid hardships and harms.

How else does this helps others? I often keep my counsel to myself so that I don't tip off malignant abusers of that information and cause harm to their unwitting victims nor expose any person's identity-crippling delusions. One handy side ability is to keep my own judgments and feelings and attitudes to myself so they won't taint a meaningful interaction. When I truly turn this skill that's a blessed curse to noble uses is when a person needs and asks for insight, but can never be for a personal gain. The cobbler's feet are never shorn.

I am an empath. I deeply feel others' emotions, sometimes to the point of harms to myself. Yet overall, this gives me advance notice of upcoming outbursts so that I can avoid them if need be or possible or at least prepare for an onslaught, for good or ill.

[ April 20, 2014, 02:28 AM: Message edited by: extrinsic ]

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Pyre Dynasty
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I know the exact wrong thing to say. The one thing that will make the situation worse. It hurts people and makes them not want to be around me anymore.

My weakness is that I say it anyway.

Also I'm great at finding money on the ground.

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Brooke18
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I've been told, mostly by my mom, that I have the ability of Discernment. I've also been known to be very intellectual at times of extreme stress and confusion of the people around me. My mom in particular was dealing with the uncertainty of leaving my dad (whom she had been married to for over 10 years)and I was able to help her make sense of our situation and support her. Although, I feel like God did more of that than me.

Part of my super power might also be the ability to sense and absorb, or spread, emotions to and from the people around me.

Something like that anyway!

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