A Neat Trick For Psychics: How To Summarise A Client

NRGCult | Monday, 4 March 2019 |

Sultra Knight
Spellcraft Sister

I always start my live psychic tutorials by expressing that psychic ability is not really what laypeople imagine it to be. When they hear the word “psychic”, some people envisage a detached sequence of divine messages delivered direct to the psychic’s ear by some groaning, invisible sooth. But that’s just showbiz. Psychic ability is in truth an elevated and natural understanding of psychology. It fuses empathy with logic, and is very much a big picture vision.

If you know what people want, and what they fear, you’ll be able to predict their behaviour, because everything us humans do is part of a quest to get what we want, and avoid what we fear.

But before a psychic can dig into the specifics of what a client wants, and fears, she or he must gain that client’s trust. A psychic will best achieve this with a summary of the client’s inner feelings.

Bad psychics instead tend to attempt party tricks. They guess away at personal relevances, being as vague as the client will allow and still getting it wrong more often than they get it right…

“I’m seeing someone whose name begins with M…”

No you’re not.

“Okay, um, I’m sensing that something is happening in your life…”

Why bother? Where’s the value in that?

The way to gain trust is to summarise how a client feels about life. While I don’t always agree with self-confessed fake psychic Shandi Beever, she hit the nail on the head when she said that psychics’ clients almost invariably feel undervalued. As she says, we all do. We put a lot into life, and unless we’re prepared to stand up and fairly aggressively make demands, we don’t really get back an equal reward. People who are characteristically agreeable, accommodating, giving and actively sympathetic, are taken advantage of.

Most of a psychic’s clients will have that disposition, because the kind of people who feel in control of their lives won’t need to visit a psychic for an insight into what’s going to happen. In-control people, with low agreeableness, know what’s going to happen, or think they do, because as far as they’re concerned, what happens in the future is up to them.

So a psychic is dealing with the people who don’t feel in control. People who don’t assert themselves enough, and have high agreeableness. Telling those people that they work hard but are not adequately recognised or rewarded for it, is going to hit home almost every single time.

The psychic is not just affirming the Client’s life vision (which is a known developer of trust) – she/he is affirming that life vision before the client has even revealed it. That’s extremely powerful.

It doesn’t however, stretch very far into a reading. So how does the psychic provide a fuller summary of how a client feels?

I don’t, personally, like the idea of looking up clients on social media. Social media is an artificial environment, in which people can pay to look popular. And the way we behave on social platforms doesn’t represent the reality of who we are. On Twitter or Facebook, we’re really just trying to compete with an unrealistic benchmark. We end up exaggerating, virtue-signalling – because that’s what everyone else does, and we can’t otherwise compete… And much of our ‘Liking’ is a bid to be noticed. Our social ‘Likes’ can’t reliably be used as a measure of our interests or inner feelings.

A much better way to summarise a client, as a psychic, is to summarise yourself. Humans may have different interests and lifestyles, but at root, we have the same emotional systems. So creating a self-assessment, and then adapting it for a client, tends to be extremely convincing. The goal is to stay away from personal tastes and interests, and focus on emotion, because emotion is generally very constant from person to person. Here’s a little chunk of my emotional self-assessment…

Happiness is very important to me, but it can be really hard to maintain. I care about other people, but it often seems they don’t really care about me. I sometimes feel like I’m making contributions to people’s lives, but they only really see the contribution. They don’t see me…

You get the idea. This is then very easy to adapt and embellish for the client…

Happiness is very important to you, but it can prove a little too hard to find. I sense that you’re someone who spends a lot of time caring about other people, but you frequently end up wondering whether other people care about you. It’s like, when you make contributions to people’s lives – which you do, A LOT – it sometimes feels like they only really see what you did for them. It feels like they don’t see you, the person. And that can hurt…

Whilst all this is pretty basic psychology, the presentation can be personalised to such a degree that the client feels an instant connection, bond and relatability with the psychic. Once that bond is there, a psychic can use their elevated psychological knowledge not just to make conditional predictions, but to provide advice which can change the client’s life in a positive way.

So, if you’re a budding psychic who wants to summarise a client’s emotions and feelings, just summarise your own. They’re almost certainly going to be the same.



Katie Shox
Guest

Very true Sultra. The more I think about how I feel, the better I can profile other people.

Sally Grimm
Guest

I’ve told my client she’s the Daughter of God, and she’s now demanding free readings.

Sultra Knight
Spellcraft Sister

Erm, why?

Sally Grimm
Guest

Because according to her, God’s actual daughter does not carry money and should not be expected to pay for anything. She also makes me lie face-down on the floor in front of her and sing hymns.

Sultra Knight
Spellcraft Sister

No, why have you told her she’s the Daughter of God?

Sally Grimm
Guest

Because you said we should summarise our clients as we would summarise ourselves.

Sultra Knight
Spellcraft Sister

And you would summarise yourself as the Daughter of God?

Sally Grimm
Guest

Yes. And the Angel of the North, and Matilda of Normandy.

Ed Case
Cult MemberGuest

The Angel of the North is made of metal and Lego.

Sally Grimm
Guest

And your point is?

Sally Grimm
Guest

Look, can I get some advice or not? Once I’m lying face-down and singing she turns all the lights out and stands on my coffee table, and I get this strange tingling along my back.

Sally Grimm
Guest

She says it’s divine electricity, but I think she’s doing it with a balloon.

Sally Grimm
Guest

Anyone?