EMPATHIC TALENTS: #scifi A group of talents based more on emotion than deliberate thought. The most important is the ability to experience the emotions of others, or more often to be unable not to feel them without training in shutting them out. Empathic talents also include the ability to feel, see, hear, taste and smell what another is experiencing without going through a language equivalent. Xenotelepathy and telepathic communication with animals generally requires a blend of empathic and esper talents, as does Healing.