As opposed to ESP which is the ability to pick up information “out there” that is not available to the five senses (such a correctly determining what shirt a person will wear tomorrow,) intuition is based on the ability to understand what is going on with another person in a broader and deeper holistic fashion such as picking up on their emotions, viewpoint, history, experiences, etc. Empathy is an extenuation of intuition in that because one is intuitive, one can put oneself in the shoes of the other person and “know” what that person is going through. One can feel compassion for that person and will feel more compelled to help that person. It is a quality that all people in the helping professions need and one we all could develop.
Our culture does a great job in teaching kids to be competitive but does little to teach empathy. It is no wonder why there is so much behavior manifested that is based on struggling against one another rather than working together to help one another.
I highly recommend you see this short video on the meaning and necessity of empathy at this link: lifehac.kr/C2ePfNa