Ah I see. Thanks for this. I can relate to your last paragraph, being an intuitive empath means you pick up on other people's emotions easily.I usually get hunches about people and situations, not necessarily like what people would say, "Oh- I just HATE that person, just because something about them seems so OFF!!" To me- that's not intuition, but prejudice. Too often, that kind of behavior/thinking seems to be associated with 'intuition' when in fact, it's mostly 'schemas' that people associate with in their own personal experiences projected onto their own perception/reality.
I usually listen to it in terms of say.. noticing the 'politics' behind group interactions, and the little idiosyncratic things about a person.. it's weird. I don't know if being an artist has anything to do with it, but say for instance, when I first meet someone, something about them will pop up in my mind.. I.E.- I just met a guy kind of recently, and for some reason, my hunch said, "OCD, likes guns, commanded people in forceful types of ways, and must have things in order, otherwise, highly irritable." It was within 10 minutes of communicating with him.. I don't know where these thoughts come from, but they were true. In other cases, my intuition picked up similar things about people, but not necessarily character- more like likes/dislikes and behavioral preferences. In the end, I found out he was actually a sergeant in the military who suffered from PTSD (I also had him take an MBTI just for fun). He was an INTJ who fought in Iraq, and held people hostage for questioning, just because it was his job, in which he really enjoys. He lines his soldiers up in a very OCD fashion, as well. heheh
I also use it to get a feel of situations I enter. Especially at work where I know who's the dominant one, what I should or should not say, who's outcasted, who's the pleaser (placater), and the person who sits in the background and intellectualizes, verses the clown, or detached person who doesn't want to get involved. I think this is mainly due to non-verbals, and a combination of getting a 'feel' for other people's emotions that happen simultaneously. It's like a sudden rush that I get during our first encounter. (if that makes sense )