How to develop sixth sense?

We all know the 5 senses — sight, smell, taste, hearing, and touch. There is one more sense that you can develop which will make you better than a person with only 5 senses.

What is the sixth sense?

When you are in a situation you can tell 5 things about the environment based on your 5 senses. What if you can tell one additional thing about the people in the environment? This special ability is the sixth sense.

Sixth sense — Your ability to predict the actions of a person by reading their emotions, body language, and previous encounters.

Personal Story

As a kid, I had the habit of thumb sucking while sleeping. It looks cute but it is not good for your teeth and your oral hygiene. So, my parents wanted me to stop it. At night I would turn away from my mom and would silently get back to my bad habit. Despite having her back to me, my mom would know what I was doing and would ask me to stop. I didn’t understand her sixth sense then but I know now.

How to develop Sixth Sense?

1. Step into their place and look at their point of view

2. Learn about body language cues for signs of joy, anger, nervousness, etc.

3. Observe a pattern in their behaviors

Women and Sixth Sense

Women have been using this sixth sense for years because of their remarkable ability to understand the emotions of someone else.

Their alertness to observe body language and remember behavioral patterns have only gotten better over time.

This is not true for all women but the evaluation has made this true for most women. Even the 5 basic senses of women perform better than those of men.

Conclusion

Unlike the 5 primary senses, the sixth sense is a muscle that gets better by conscious practice. So go out there and try to understand your fellow humans.

As developed, you will feel the superpower of this 6th sense helping you daily.

An ambitious 22 year old trying to disrupt education industry.

Love podcasts or audiobooks? Learn on the go with our new app.

Recommended from Medium

My Year in Review — 2019 Edition

How a Poor Widow Helped Me Feel Good about Myself

Kindness teaches you how to love yourself — 2 quinces in a window

In My Eyes

#FlourishingEngineer — Origin Story

The Power of Community — And How We’re Losing It

4 Strategies to Reframe Negative Self-Talk

Understanding Shame — looking within to develop greater resilience

How to make yourself respected and avoid the “doormat” syndrome

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Aayu Kharbanda

Aayu Kharbanda

An ambitious 22 year old trying to disrupt education industry.

More from Medium

PATIENCE in 2021!!

Gender Pay Gap in IT Sector — India

Personalize your greetings!

Your Gut > Data.