I've always been really skeptical of this stuff, even when my friends started telling me I was a "psychic." I'm not so sure anymore. Ever since I was very young, I've been empathic. Maybe it's just me, but I've been able to perceive how others feel, even from a long distance. Actually...From any distance, depending on how close I am emotionally to that person. Beyond that, I had a "precog" spell when I was a child, and I guess I can see "auras." But, more than anything, they're halos around people that get bigger when they're excited. They don't have colors and I can't diagnose conditions. And, being a devout skeptic, despite my own abilities, I think the whole aura thing is hubbub anyways.
I haven't seen anyone with a particularly large aura, but I have seen people with very small ones. Sometimes, I can't see them at all. However, I do see "auras" around things other than people. The first time I saw one, I was probably 13, and they appeared as lines around a tree. They looked like lines of spider silk that were floating around its trunk, but in a vertical pattern. I knew it wasn't simply spiders or silkworms; I saw it from the inside of my van.
Update October 9, 2008
Recently, I have been subject to increasingly severe visions. I've been viewing the recent presidential debates, sitcoms, and current events- mostly things on TV. This contrasts my previous spell which was entirely happenings within my own life. These experiences have intensified dramatically over the past week, and while I am intrigued by this increase I am also frightened for what it may bring.
Also, my empathy now transcends emotion. I have been doing experiments with a friend I met over the summer where he visualizes a shape and I guess it. I am correct more than is statistically reasonable to call chance.
My ability to view 'auras' has not changed. My eyesight has been diagnosed as 15-20, which is considered 'super vision'.