The Myth

“Unlock your sixth sense.” How many times have you heard this sentence? Well, unfortunately, the idea that there is just one kind of “sixth sense” is a myth. Do not get me wrong, it is very possible to have senses other than the well-known 5 that include sight, sound, taste, touch, and smell. However, there are many different extra senses that people can possess. In other words, there is not just one “sixth sense.”

When people say, “unlock your sixth sense,” what they really mean is unlock a psychic ability. There are many different kinds of psychic abilities. The type of ability that a psychic can use depends on that psychic's intuition.


The most popular kind of intuition is clairvoyant intuition, which allows a psychic to see visions from the past present or future. A clairsentient psychic, on the other hand, is able to receive very strong “gut” feelings that come from a defect level of consciousness. Meanwhile, an empathic psychic has the intuition that allows them to experience the feelings of others. There are even psychics with telepathic intuition who are able to read the thoughts of others. Not to mention the psychics with abilities including telekinesis, psychomancy, psychokinesis, astral travel, and lucid dreaming!

Psychic Power Source

Simply put, there are many different psychic abilities. A psychic's abilities depend on their inner intuition. You can think of a psychic's intuition as their inner power source because that is where the energy and strength to use their power comes from. And, not all psychics possess the same kind of psychic intuition.

See what I mean? “Unlock your sixth sense” does not really make any sense, because there are so many different senses to unlock!