Originally posted by AnAbsoluteCreationI understand that you might have been forced to swallow alot of crap in your life (As we all have), now you have wisened up to realize the hypocrocy (first step). You're too smart to swallow amymore.
See, this is an example of a cold read. I have BOOKS on cold reads. This is what psychics learn to do, and do it well. Basic cold reads are stuff that you can say to almost ANYONE yet sounds like it's amazingly specific for them, but in reality, it's specific to everyone. Example: You sometimes wish you could be a little more outgoing, but at times, you wish you could develop deeper relationships.
That crap sounds deep, but as I've shown, that can be said to just about anyone. The real expert cold reader, however, actually does a bit of psychoanalysis based on a person's body language, way of speaking, etc. etc. etc. (so he basically is able to extrapolate a bigger or deeper picture of a person's personality traits and tendencies based on a number of qualities he observes...a lot this is subtle, like the way words are put together, tonality, pacing of speech, diction...good sales people also must be good at reading people, although they probably do it on a more unconscious level) and then tailiors his cold read accordingly. That takes a LOT more skill. This is also how mental magicians (e.g. Banachek) do their crazy tricks.
I also wouldn't be surprised if menguard is well-versed in NLP (neuro-linguistic programming), which is outlawed in some states, but nonetheless exceedingly difficult to convict anyone of employing this powerful and persuasive psychological tool.
[edit on 25-2-2006 by thiopental sodium]