Sensory perception…

It’s odd. I’ve always had the ability to sense my surroundings. I have no idea why or how, but I always seem to know when there are people around me or when someone is focusing their attention on me. If there is someone sitting across the room that glances up at me, my attention is almost instantly directed to them and I glance up, meeting their eyes.

It’s also a very similar scenario at work. There are three other people in my room and our desks are set up in such a way that I can only see one of them, just barely out of the corner of my eye. The other two sit behind me and I’m always unconsciously aware of their presence (or lack thereof).

This ability proves itself time and again when a situation arises when I need to either talk with one of them or do something that’s not work related. For example, when making phone calls or looking up personal information on the Internet, there are times when I just know that one of them is gone and don’t need to look over my shoulder to make sure that no one is looking.

Every time I’ve felt the need to check, someone has been there. Every time I’ve trusted my feelings but checked up on myself, there has been an empty desk behind me when looking to reinforce the fact that no one is there. It’s an overall odd feeling and an ability that, looking back, I’ve always had. I have no specific accounts of the past that I can think of, but it’s just something that I always remember doing.

Another ability that I can’t explain is my ability to know when I’m about to receive a phone call at work. This is something that I chalk up to coincidence simply because it’s not consistent. Every single time I’ve had a thought about receiving a call, I’ve received a call. But, on the other hand, I don’t get that feeling before every call. When it does happen, however, I get a little glitch in my thought process when reading or typing and say, “I hope I don’t get a call because I don’t want to be interrupted,” and ring, there goes the phone. It’s strange, to say the least.

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