What’s a Real Psychic?
To many people, the word “psychic” conjures up images of a fortune teller at the circus, or a palm reader on the boardwalk, which may not sound much like a real psychic. In fact, throughout history, people with special abilities have often suffered from bad reputations and suspicion of those around them. And, truthfully, some who claim to be real psychics may not actually give real psychic readings. On the other hand, there are many humble and devoted psychics out there who strive to help people with their gifts every day.
A real psychic is someone who was born with, or has developed, special abilities and gifts that s/he uses to provide authentic readings. A real psychic strives to help you better understand yourself and your life, through special insights and interpretations. A real psychic may be a clairvoyant, a Tarot reader, a medium, or provide many other types of psychic readings.
How To Tell if Your Psychic is Real or a Scammer
Remember that even the highest rated psychics can’t work magic. They can’t predict your future or read your mind. They channel the intelligence of the Universe to give you guidance if you seek it.
Unfortunately, there ARE fake psychics out there. In any case, here’s how to detect fakes and frauds.
Legit Psychics Don’t Claim To Remove Curses
One of the of the biggest scams floating around is the “curse scam”. This scam involves a psychic claiming that a curse has been placed on your family and they need extra money for “special” medallions or crystals to lift the curse.
A legitimate psychic will never claim that you have been cursed. That’s because curses simply don’t exist! And anyone that tells you otherwise is likely a scammer.
Genuine Psychics Don’t Encourage Dependency
A genuine psychic will never encourage you to become dependent on readings for every important life decision you have to make. Spiritualists are there to give you that extra guidance and advice when you need it, but shouldn’t be used as a crutch everytime you have a problem in life.
Here are 3 signs of psychic dependency:
- You’re unable to make any decision in life without wanting to consult a medium first.
- The cost of your psychic readings is putting you into debt.
- You’re experiencing obsessive thoughts about calling a psychic hotline and you’re becoming fixated on what they might tell you.
An Honest Psychic Won’t Use Cold Reading Techniques
A cold reading is a set of techniques used by some fortune tellers, mediums, mentalists, and scam artists to give the illusion that the reader knows more about you than they actually do. They do this by asking vague questions until something hits the mark. Here are some of the types of things they will ask:
- “Who in your family is reaching old age?”
- “Is there someone you know who seems dishonest?”
- “What have you lost recently?”
An honest psychic will never ask a bunch of leading questions at the beginning of a session. In fact, YOU should be the one asking them questions instead.
The Best Psychics Don’t Offer Free Readings
If you’ve done any research online for the top psychics, you’ve likely come across plenty of websites claiming to offer free readings by phone or chat. This is usually just a gimmick to get you on the phone. Usually the medium or clairvoyant will allow you to ask them a free question, but you’ll likely only receive some general advice from a script.
If you ask them for clarity or to expand on what they are saying, you’ll be required to give them your payment information and sign up for a full-priced session to get the rest of the information. This can lead to hidden fees or unauthorized charges.
Genuine psychics with real ability don’t offer free readings to attract customers. Their track record and reputation is all they should need to attract clients.
Real Psychics Won’t Ask You To Wire Transfer Money
Real mediums and clairvoyants will never ask you to send them money through wire transfer or western union. This is a clear sign of a fraud attempt. When paying for a reading, you should only use a credit card or PayPal account so that you are protected against fraud and can do a charge-back in case you are duped.
How Do Online Psychics Get Their Information?
Psychic readers are gifted with a special sensitivity called Extrasensory Perception (or ESP) that allows them to feel, sense and perceive information most of us cannot. Examples of different types of ESP include:
These sensitivities allow them to tune into energy and information flowing all around us. A simple way to describe psychic ability is simply to imagine being able to see a longer distance than everyone else or to hear sounds so quiet that no one else notices them.
But with a psychic, it’s not seeing, or hearing… It’s more like a “knowing,” or receiving information directly to their mind.
How Often Should You Get A Psychic Reading?
Some people prefer to talk to psychics regularly and build a relationship with their reader and check-in with them often. While others prefer to chat with a medium only on an “as-needed” basis.
Here are some examples of when you should call a psychic:
- About to make major changes in your life.
- Having trouble with your love life and relationships.
- You find yourself stuck in a situation and can’t find your way out.
- You’re working through a difficult life decision, such as divorce.
You just have to make sure you don’t become dependent on psychics for every decision you have to make. They are there to help you when you need it most, but it’s up to you to know when it’s time to call for advice and guidance.