Because of the sheer number of psychics available and offering services nowadays, especially on the Internet, it can be quite challenging to find an authentic psychic who doesn’t use tricks but knows what they’re doing.
You don’t want to spend your money on anything except real psychic readings. So, before you look for a real psychic, it helps to know the common tricks that many fake psychics use nowadays to make a living. Here are some of them below:
They Make Broad Claims
Most fake psychics will give you a broad psychic reading that can very well apply to anyone. These readings are so cleverly done that they may be able to convince almost anyone. This is because we usually expect good results, and when we are given broad claims, we immediately want to get on board and agree with it.
The fake psychics go with what is most commonly true for the general public. These are called Barnum statements. They even make reasonable common guesses about names. Hence, it is important to have a healthy degree of skepticism and look for more specifics from your psychic.
They Get You to Comply with Them
A psychic may start with a general statement and look for your reaction. He will then study your response to him, draw out more information from you and get you to comply with him. Once he has all the information he needs, he may make some reasonable deductions in a flowery language to surprise you. Hence, these kinds of psychics might just be well-trained observers. This is why it is so necessary not to have blind faith and readily comply with a psychic.
So, essentially, you are the one who is doing all the work. For instance, the psychic may say, “I see the spirit of a woman behind you. I think it must be your aunt, or maybe your mother, or perhaps your grandmother.” And so, he puts the onus on you to pick the option that sounds most plausible to you.
Fake Psychics Indulge in Planning and Research Beforehand
Let’s say you set an appointment with a fake psychic for the reading. On the day you arrive for the reading, the fake psychic may have already looked you up on the Internet and thoroughly researched you to gain more information. A real psychic doesn’t have to know a thing about you beforehand.
This is most common in audience settings too, where the fake psychic picks a few people from the crowd that he may have researched before the event. Or, he may have paid a few members of the audience to help him look authentic to the crowd.
Fake Psychics Gaslight You
When you are unhappy with the reading or perhaps even call him out on the readings, the fake psychic may get defensive and put the blame on you by using some mystical jargon or explaining how you weren’t receptive enough to understand the full meaning and implication of the claim. Hence, it is important to be careful.