People often confuse a highly sensitive person with an empath. Yes, both types are very similar. An empath can be a highly sensitive person and a highly sensitive person can be an empath. But there are some distinctions between them.
Some people born having good developed Astral Bridge Layer because in past lives they have developed it. As such even if you are not a psychic now, it is possible to develop your Astral Bridge Layer with the help of meditation and strong ability to elicit your inner power in this incarnation.