out of all the negative ways the abuse affected me, i actually did notice something positive that came out of it. I never use to have a strong intuition, but now my instincts literally amaze me. I noticed it more and more as time went on. after i got screwed over by so many people i just stopped trusting everyone. but now ive changed. i always get a feeling about every person i meet. i can sense it immediately if they are trying to screw me over or steal from me or if they are up to something bad. and than theres other people who i can sense immediately that they are a good and helpful person, and they are not trying to do me wrong in any way at all. every single person whom i had a bad feeling about, i ended up getting proven right. i've warned friends about so many people and they wouldn't listen to me, and the person ended up screwing them over. and the other people whom i felt like i could trust, have never done me wrong. my instincts are always right. i get a very sure strong feeling, i cant pinpoint any specific thing that tells me if i can trust them or not, its just a strong feeling. does anyone else have this after prolonged trauma? I heard someone say that this is a common thing for people who have survived prolong trauma because they had to use the skill of sensing things about their abuser in order to survive the abuse. and this isn't a gift that "everyone has but not everyone uses it", only some people have this gift. because i remember friends telling me that they felt like they could trust certain people, but they turned out to be wrong about that because the person screwed them over intentionally.