Stative verbs are verbs that describe a state or situation, not an action.
They are used in the Present Simple even if they describe a situation that is true at the moment of speaking or writing.
Stative Verbs – usually not with progressive verb tenses
internal mental state external states
thought emotion senses state, relation,
taste belong to
When stative verbs are used with progressive verb forms, they may change to dynamic verbs, sometimes with a very different meaning.
My friend has 3 cats and 2 dogs.
[has (Present Simple form of have) as stative verb meaning possession]
She is having lunch with her husband today.
[is having (Present Progressive form of have) as dynamic verb meaning to eat]
Don feels that the boss’ new plans are not conducive to the company’s progress.
[feels (Present Simple form of feel) as stative verb meaning to hold an opinion]
He is not feeling so good today.
[is not feeling (Present Progressive form of feel) as dynamic verb meaning physical bodily sensation]