Psychic vs. A Sensitive: What’s the Difference?

posted: 07/25/16
by: Kelly McClure
Psychic vs Sensitive

From Whoopi Goldberg's character in Ghost, to Bill Murray's character in the original Ghostbusters franchise, pop culture has done a pretty good job throughout the years when it comes to giving us a general understanding of what a psychic is, but there is another term that often gets used along with it that's perhaps lesser known, although just as fascinating.

While the term "psychic" may be a familiar one to you, have you ever heard of a "sensitive?" At first scan you may see that word and think of a well-meaning loved one who tears up at the drop of a hat after having one too many glasses of wine but what does it have to do with the paranormal world?

The Ghost Detective defines a "sensitive" as a person who has "an increased susceptibility for stimulations." Also sometimes referred to as HSPs, "vapours or dust in the air can influence a highly sensitive as strong as loud music, glaring light, tight clothes or the noises of computers or other machinery.

A psychic is defined in the Paranormal Dictionary as "a person thought to have the power to communicate with the spirits of the dead or with agents of another world or dimension. Also called a medium." A few well known psychics you may be familiar with are Lorraine Warren and Sylvia Browne.

While one is definitely not the same as the other, research points towards sensitives, or HSPs being more likely to unlock psychic abilities with a bit of training. If you, or someone you know is especially good at reading between the lines, picking up on non verbal cues, and sensing that something is going to happen before it happens, you just might be a psychic in the making.