Most Commonly Used Psychic Abilities and How They Work


If you’re looking into developing psychic abilities you first need to know how many are there, so in this post we have displayed a list of different types of psychic abilities for you to extend your knowledge regarding this topic.

psychicFirst, let’s have a look at what the words ‘psychic abilities’ mean and which attributes you need to develop if this is something that interests you particularly.

Possessing psychic ability or psychic capacity is hence being able to perceive, to ‘read’ what is beyond the physical realm. This means expanding your level of awareness and for this you need to use other tools, as you need to develop your perceptive ability or capacity.

In a nutshell: psychics are many times also called sensitives. Therefore, one of the main attributes you need to develop if you want to become one is your sensitivity.

Below are the most commonly used psychic abilities:

Clairvoyancedownload (7)

A person with this type of ability can see things not apparent to others, like receiving a vision of events or a visual impression about a person. This ability is often combined with others and is the most common.


This is the ability to receive impression that are more feeling in nature. Psychics associated with this ability are called empaths because they can feel the emotions of others.


This is the ability to hear things that are outside the normal hearing range. This can be persons who have passed on or a spirit guide. A famous Clairaudient is John Edwards.

Psychometrydownload (8)

This is the technique used by psychics by which they pick up energy patterns from a physical object. We have our own electromagnetic properties and can leave these impressions, like fingerprints, on objects. A psychic using this technique will have subtle enough sensitivity to pick up those energy fields. This is why psychics like to use objects that were a “favorite” of the person in question, like a hat, ring, or something that only they generally touched. When other people touch objects, they too leave behind their energy imprint which can dilute the reading. Another example of psychometry are people who use Tarot cards or other tools of divination. They place their hands on the cards, and let the subconscious mind send energy signals back through the hand. This is not to be confused with electrokinesis which is the ability to produce and expel electricity from our own body.

Telekinesis (or Psychokinesis)

This is the ability to move objects without physical intervention. This is a very rare ability and even the greats of this ability are questioned in terms of authenticity. One of those people is Uri Geller, a world renowned spoon bender. To the disbelief of skeptics though, he’s shown that he can bend metal objects, such as spoons and forks, from great distances and in several locations. And even more strange, is that people who are near him or can hear him while he does his bending can have this ability temporarily.

Remote Viewing

2016psispyThis is the ability to see, hear or feel target locations unknown to the viewer. This was established by the military and they wished to differentiate it from the label of ‘psychic’ because it followed strict protocols and the target was often blind (meaning unknown). Ịt can involve all of the psychic senses and is associated with the term bi-location which means the viewer can actually experience a hyper reality, as if they were there on location with the target. Some advanced viewers have even claimed that they can interact with the target, such as swimming in a lake, having a conversation with a person (dead or alive) and so on.


  1. The concept of developing psychic abilities is intriguing. The differentiation between various types of abilities like clairvoyance and clairsentience suggests that the psychic spectrum is broad and multifaceted. It would be beneficial to explore how these abilities could be scientifically validated.

  2. The variety of psychic abilities outlined in the article underscores the complexity of the field. The inclusion of remote viewing and its military applications introduces an unexpected but fascinating dimension to the topic. It raises questions about the practical uses of psychic abilities in real-world scenarios.

  3. Explaining psychometric techniques in relation to energy patterns and objects is compelling. It would be interesting to know more about the scientific basis, if any, behind these practices and how they are perceived in the broader scientific community.

  4. The detailed descriptions of each psychic ability provide a comprehensive understanding of the subject. The inclusion of historical figures and examples, like John Edwards and Uri Geller, adds context and credibility to the discussion. However, the legitimacy of some claims remains controversial.

  5. Understanding psychic abilities through their different forms, such as telekinesis and clairaudience, is quite enlightening. It is particularly intriguing how these abilities are said to interact with physical objects and environments. Further exploration into the psychological and neurological aspects of such abilities could be very insightful.


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