In the first part of this discussion, The Levels Of Clairsentience Part 1, we went over the different types of extrasensory abilities and then the different types of Clairsentience and Empathy. In this part of the discussion we are going to expand our charts to include the different categories of Feeler Clairsentience and the Empathic Process, and from there we will expand each section with a bit of information on each one.
The Levels Of Feeler Clairsentience
In this chart we will break down the different types of Feeler Clairsentience and shed a little light on each. These include Emotional Projection, Emotional Absorption, Emotional Introjection, Physical Absorption, Physical Projection, Empathy, and Heightened Emotional Intelligence. Now lets look at each of these in a bit more depth.
Feeler Clairsentience is a person picks up thoughts, feelings and experiences that manifest as a feeling. What they are feeling is energy translated into a feeling. Their sense of touch is well-developed and they have the ability to know people by feeling what they feel.
An Empath is a person who has an acute or highly developed sense of empathy. Empathy is the capability to share your feelings and understand another's emotion and feelings and is often characterized as the ability to "put oneself into another's shoes".
Emotional Introjection is an unconscious internalization of aspects of the world (especially aspects of persons) within the self in such a way that the internalized representation takes over the psychological functions of the external objects. It can also be defined as a psychological defense mechanism involving appropriation of an external happening and its assimilation by the personality, making it a part of the self. In basic terms, it means to take on the emotional traits of others. It can also be done physically, but we will leave that for another discussion.
Emotional Projection occurs when a person's thoughts and/or emotions are ascribed onto another person or people. It can also be seen as a defense mechanism which occurs when a person's own unacceptable or threatening feelings are repressed and then attributed to someone else.
An example of this behavior might be blaming another for one's own failure. The mind may avoid the discomfort of consciously admitting personal faults by keeping those feelings unconscious, and redirect their libidinal satisfaction by attaching, or "projecting," those same faults onto another.
Physical Projection occurs when a one's personal attributes, traits, and/or ailments are ascribed onto another person or people.
Emotional Absorption occurs when one person takes in the emotional energy of another person. Depending on the person and their motivational intent, Emotional Absorption can act as a cloning mechanism or as an ability which steals away the emotional energy, leaving the other person without that emotion. We will take a more in depth look at this particular facet of feeler clairsentience as we progress further into this discussion.
Physical Absorption occurs when a person's physical traits, attributes, and/or ailments are absorbed by another. Depending on the person and their motivational intent, Physical Absorption can act as a cloning mechanism or as an ability which steals away the physical trait, attribute and/or ailment, leaving the other person without that trait, attribute, and/or ailment.
Heightened Emotional Intelligence is a term that describes the heightened ability, capacity, skill or a self-perceived ability, to identify, assess, and manage the emotions of one's self, of others, and of groups.
The Empathic Process
The Empathic Process can first be broken down into two categories; Emotional and Cognitive Empathy.
Emotional Empathy occurs when you feel physically along with the other person, as though their emotions were contagious. This kind of Empathy makes someone well-attuned to another person’s inner emotional world.
Cognitive Empathy is having a consciousness of the need to imaginatively put oneself in the place of others in order to genuinely understand them, which requires the consciousness of our egocentric tendency to identify truth with our immediate perceptions of long-standing thought or belief.
The Cognitive Level
Theory Of Mind is the ability to attribute mental states—beliefs, intents, desires, pretending, knowledge, etc.—to oneself and others and to understand that others have beliefs, desires and intentions that are different from one's own. In a 2001 research paper, Simon Baron-Cohen describes Theory of Mind as "...being able to infer the full range of mental states (beliefs, desires, intentions, imagination, emotions, etc.) that cause action. In brief, having a theory of mind is to be able to reflect on the contents of one's own and other's minds."
Perspective Taking is the ability to see things from a point of view other than one’s own. In this description, there are a number of different traits. The first is a person recognizing that the self and others can have different thoughts and feelings. The second is a person understanding that different perspectives may occur because individual people are privy to different information. The third is when a person can see through another person's eyes and view their own thoughts, feelings, and behaviors from the other person's perspective. They also recognize that others can do the same. The fourth is when a person can step away from a one on one situation and imagine how both parties are viewed from a third party perspective. And the last occurs when a person understands that third-party perspective taking can be manipulated by a system of cultural and/or social values.
Cognitive Empathy is having a consciousness of the need to imaginatively put oneself in the place of others in order to genuinely understand them, which requires the consciousness of our egocentric tendency to identify truth with our immediate perceptions of long-standing thought or belief. This trait correlates with the ability to reconstruct accurately the viewpoints and reasoning of others and to reason from premises, assumptions, and ideas other than our own. This trait also correlates with the willingness to remember occasions when we were wrong in the past despite an intense conviction that we were right, and with the ability to imagine our being similarly deceived in a case-at-hand.
The Emotional Level
Emotional Identification is defined as a heightened form of emotional contagion in which the another person's emotions are taken as one's own. Empathic identification is defined as the process to predict people's behavior by using faculty of empathy.
True Empathy is basically another name for Emotional Empathy, in that it occurs when you feel physically along with the other person, as though their emotions were contagious. This kind of Empathy makes someone well-attuned to another person’s inner emotional world.
Emotional contagion is the tendency to catch and feel emotions that are similar to and influenced by those of others. It is a process in which a person or group influences the emotions or behavior of another person or group through the conscious or unconscious induction of emotion states and behavioral attitudes.
What This Means For You
What does this have to do with you? Well, most people who find this blog either have questions pertaining to Clairsentience and/or Empathy. As well, they have quite a few questions which are related to this topic either directly or indirectly.
So what I am attempting to offer is an explanation of how each of these processes work, and how they are interconnected. So in the next few discussions, which will be a continuation of this one and The Levels Of Clairsentience Part 1, we will look at each of the different types of 'Feeler Clairsentience' and how it applies to you. Explanations of each part are being offered up piece by piece to help in understanding all of what will be discussed in future discussions and so you do not go into information overload just from reading one blog.