A person is considered clairvoyant if he can perceive information about a person, place or future that is not obtained through the five senses. A clairvoyant person is sometimes called psychic and said to have extrasensory perception.
There are three distinct types of clairvoyants. Those that perceive future events are called precognitive, while those that perceive information about the past are called retrocognitive. The third group perceive information about a current event occurring outside of the perceivable environment, which is called remote viewing.
Some people believe these telepathic abilities are innate, meaning people are born with them, while others believe the skills can be developed through meditation, yoga and psychic exercises.