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Do you have powers?

Asked by burntbonez (5197points) December 6th, 2012

Are there times when you are more capable of things than at other times? I guess you might see this as a form of mania, like when you can do more work on less sleep or you have more ideas, or are more persuasive than at other times. If so, what are your powers and how did they help you?

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Linda_Owl's avatar

Everyone has ‘powers’ ... it just depends upon how you use them. For me, I seem to be able to make other people feel better about themselves & make them feel more at ease. It is called Empathy.

Unbroken's avatar

Lol good question. If I had anything resembling powers they would be reaching people who were difficult or gaurded, setting them at ease.
The same with animals, animals love me. Birds are difficult but I’ve won over more then a couple some without even trying.
I also am pretty remarkable at pulling crap together at the last minute. Or in a situation where everyone else is in shock. Survivor skills are finely honed.
All of these skills I use too frequently to name specifics, though some times they imprint on my brain as specifically special or astounding

KNOWITALL's avatar

My ‘powers’ are speedreading, spelling, people tell me things all the time w/o me asking, most animals love me…and I’m an excellent cook.

zensky's avatar

Yes. And with great power comes great responsibility.

wundayatta's avatar

Sometimes I have the power to be very empathetic and to almost read people’s minds. They tell me tiny bits of their story and I see the whole story. I tell them the parts they didn’t tell me and they look at me like I’m a mind reader. It’s very gratifying. They feel understood. They feel loved. And while all of these things are true, they tend not to trust it. It’s too fast. I think it’s scary. Like being a stalker. The worst thing is that I wonder if it means that I’m manic.

bookish1's avatar

My powers include cooking, writing, empathy, befriending cats, and taking care of my diabetes during nighttime adventures.

Coloma's avatar

My “powers” include being very charming and verbose, but sincere, being extremely quick witted/minded, an uncanny intuition that rarely lets me down, a great and perverse sense of humor, the gift of gab, a generous spirit and a love for all creatures great and small.
The funny thing is, if I wanted to, I could be the slickest of slick, I could use my “powers” in a sociopathic way, instead of a genuine way.
Very few people can outsmart me, out think me, out argue me, or outwit me.
Good thing I am committed to integrity, if I went the other way I could be a force to be reckoned with. Think “Megamind” quirky, loveable but using his powers for evil, until he reformed. lol

KNOWITALL's avatar

@Coloma You are so funny, what a great answer….“Great within in you is the force”

Jeruba's avatar

I don’t think so. Probably not anything out of the ordinary.

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

I think we all have power. Sometimes I say I’m a powerhouse but I’m joking.

WillWorkForChocolate's avatar

I read abnormally fast, animals are drawn to me for some reason, I can be so empathetic sometimes that it’s painful. And I can fly.

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