I've had a friend who was psychic in my life at least 3 times (waiting to see when this happens again)..one from Jr-SR high school, another in my late 20's, and a 3rd who I dated in my early 20's.
In each case, they proved to me, without a doubt, that they had the ability I found out they had (wasn't something that came up when I first met them, or right away).
As for myself, I don't know what to call it. I don't recall when this began, but I realized it for sure during my nursing career (from late 20's until I was 40) and it's continued since. I often say something to someone that I can tell is exactly what they were about to say - they get the most amazed look on their face (and I have a feeling just as I say it that this is something they are about to say). When I do it with my husband, he just tells me to get out of his head
I also (not very nice...) had one particular resident I worked with that I didn't care for in my last years...I would tell him the results of the exam he was doing as he was doing one, before he could say what the result was - and I was usually right <G>...I think it annoyed him greatly, which means it really wasn't very nice of me.
I also, in this case perhaps due simply to years of doing this, was often right if I said x is happening with this patient or their fetus...my instincts were often truly right on.
Going back to my Junior year of college, I was studying away at a program approved for credit for my Junior year - and had my own apartment during that year. I was home visiting my mom, and napping...I awoke hearing someone I knew from the program I was in, calling my name. As I woke up I knew something was wrong. At that moment, another gal with my same first name, was waking to a fire in the barn where she had an apt she was renting...it was a very serious situation, that she luckily got out of okay. The person I "heard" calling my name lived near where this fire occured, and was thinking of this other person with my name.
Now to me, that is just plain freaky.