posted on Mar, 26 2006 @ 09:16 PM
How do you know if some one "really" has Talent?
It ain't easy...Even (Especially!) for the one with the Talent.
I've known a number of people who claimed to have "abilities"; most had nothing more than "skills" (see Cold Readings, as above) which they ,
perhaps in all earnestness, developed through hours of reading and practice.
Such practioners are easy to identify once you learn how to avoid giving them the "tells" which they require to hone their "insights". If you are
of a malicious bent, it is often quite easy to mis-lead/mis-direct such "readers" onto truely fantastical narratives.
But ask yourself: What would You gain from doing so?
Besides, it is not as if Everyone is trying to rip you off. Like the violin, some things can be learned, to some degree. Some people have an
almost preternatural "gift" for the instrument. Some people, though they aspire to play like Perlman, should just stick to the kazoo!
As for accuracy, Ouch! How to put this without sounding apologetic/defensive?
Obviously, the more accurate information you get, assuming that you have revealed very little, the more likely the person giving you the reading is
really able to "tune in", ie. truely "phsychic". That is not to say that you should just sit there like a stone; just be aware of what you say
and what you learn as a result. You've already learned that lesson, right?
On the other hand, even the best phsychics can be mis-cued by extraneous inputs. Crawling around inside some one elses' mind can be confusing enough;
try it while connected to past, present, future(s) and family/friends! And how do you accurately discern desire from mere passing whim or a snippet
of random thought?
(Could the reader's mis-cue about your desire to start your own business have been the result of his/her picking up a stray thought of yours about
how he/she is self-employed?)
Accuracy improves greatly with experience, especially if the student has real talent. Practice can help perfect.
Unfortunately, other than side-shows, there is not much opportunity for seers anymore; sorcerers' apprentice positions have gone the way of the buggy
Ah well, I've still got my day job!