Strong emotions sometimes appear to have unexpected telekinetic effects on the surrounding environment. You feel a strong surge of emotion and all of the sudden ktchen utensils mysteriously crash onto the floor.
On the other hand by attempting to willfully manipulate observable objects with superficial thought efforts, nothing happens.
I sometimes feel buffeted by external waves of random emotions while near crowds of people. Consequently, I enjoy the relative anonymity of being just another face in the crowd and not the focus of all those emotions