Some notable things are occurring:
I have begun to literally read the Gentle Soul's mind. I can finish her mental sentences or answer her internal questions as if she was speaking them out loud. It isn't a constant thing. I have to be really focussed on her but it isn't difficult. I don't even try.
The other day in a meeting, I tried to read the minds of other people in the room. With one, I encountered a fiery barrier. In other, I could only obtain his self-perception, "I am good." With others, I got nothing at all except an undefinable block. I didn't push hard into any of the barriers. The odd thing was, every time I did it, the target look towards me and paid close attention to me. As soon as I stopped, the target's attention moved on to another.
I am very emotionally sensitive right now. Conflict amongst others sets me on edge. Anger in my direction makes nervous energy course through my body even when my mind is not nervous. After a bit, my mind will catch up but it feels odd to have the sensation start in the body and move to the mind.
I have no such issues if the anger or conflict is created by myself.