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How To Be Psychic - Cold Reading Psychology

How To Be Psychic - Cold Reading Psychology

Cold reading is a popular device used by individuals who employ high probability guesses about a person and then pick up on signals as to whether their guesses are in the right direction or not. Let us show you how to master the psychology behind this remarkable trick to impress others with your faux psychic abilities!

Step 1: Be confident yet modest

You must look and act confident in what you are doing so wear something smart and eye-catching to achieve this. However, no one likes a big-head so profess a degree of modesty about your talents and don't make any excessive claims, this way any good readings you make will surprise them even more!

Step 2: Gain the subjects cooperation from the start

Emphasize that the success of the reading depends as much on the subjects cooperation as on your efforts. Make it clear that the subject will have to strive to fit the reading to their own lives. This way your subject will try that bit harder to fit your generalities to their circumstances without realising what they are doing.

Step 3: Stock Phrases

Having a list of general stock phrases such as "I must have silence for a moment to understand what is being communicated to me," stored in your head will allow you to fill time while you develop a more precise characterization.
You may also want to start your statements with things like "I'm feeling," "I'm sensing," "your seeking" or even "something is telling me." This will add further to the mysticism of the reading whilst giving you the wriggle room to back out of a statement if it has no meaning to your subject.

Step 4: Give the impression you know more

To be a successful reader, or at least give the impression of one, always act like you know more than you're letting on. Once you have persuaded the subject that you know one item of information that you couldn't possibly have known through the usual channels, the subject will assume you know all, and hopefully open up to you even more!