I have always been able to sense when people aren’t being completely honest, not lying, more hiding how they really feel. It is akin to reading between the lines.
I have also had my fair share of knowing things I should not know about people.
Each person may have vastly different experiences. So my experience won’t be the same as others. Maybe similar.
I believe many people confuse empathy with being empathic. I guarantee not everyone takes on the emotion and pain of others, a gift that can be hard.
Trying to separate them and you. I am still learning what to recognize.