Whats the difference between having a gift and being psychic?
- AngelLv 41 decade agoFavorite Answer
Usually the psychic requires pay and desires glory. A gift is given to someone to receive there is no price attached it is usually given by the Holy Spirit.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
It depends on your view. Some people might interpret being psychic more as a curse than a blessing. Therefore not a gift. Also, a "Gift" is a little more vague. A gift could be almost anything. And the term psychic is generally more professional. Someone who wants to offer fortune telling services would be more likely to advertise as psychic than just gifted.
- <3 The Pest <3Lv 61 decade ago
I think that all of us have that potential in us, though they "psychic" ability tends to run strongly in bloodlines, particularly from mother to daughter, hence the term "women's intuition".
You have gut reactions because your subconscious has picked up on something that escaped your conscious mind.
You have dreams that fortell the future for much of the same reasons. If you dream of your car breaking down, and the next day it does, your subconscious noticed something that your ears or eyes didn't, probably the day before.
Some people are more in tune to it than others. Also, though, those people who ARE more in tune with it seem to have stronger emotions than most. You love harder, you cry easier, you're easy to anger, and you're more easily frustrated. You're just more "in tune" to your mind and your feelings.
They have done EEGs on people who have had "sixth sense" gifts, and have found that there's more electricity going through their brains than in "normal" people.
It really is a fascinating subject, though.
To answer your question, though, I think that being psychic IS a gift.Source(s): http://www-stat.ucdavis.edu/~utts/air2.html
- 1 decade ago
People say they have a gift when they don't want people to call them insane. Psychic people know they're crazy and don't care who else knows it because they want attention.
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- treehse65Lv 41 decade ago
having a gift can refer to many things - a gift od music, a gift of art, a gift of language or compassion or intellect.
Psychic - according to Merriam webster is
1 : of or relating to the psyche : PSYCHOGENIC
2 : lying outside the sphere of physical science or knowledge : immaterial, moral, or spiritual in origin or force
3 : sensitive to nonphysical or supernatural forces and influences : marked by extraordinary or mysterious sensitivity, perception, or understandingSource(s): http://www.m-w.com/dictionary/psychic
- eaglemyrickLv 41 decade ago
pehaps nothing. it is the way the gift is used, or ignored.