There are some verbs that do not express a dynamic physical action. We use them to talk about feelings, thoughts, preferences. We call such verbs stative, or state because they show a state, not an action.
Here are some common stative verbs:
What is special about stative verbs? We do not put stative verbs into the continuous (progressive) tenses, they do not get -ing ending, even if we mean "now" or "at the moment".
I want to go out tonight. What do you think? NOT what are you thinking
She doesn't understand my feelings. NOT she's not understanding
Do you really hate your job? NOT are you hating