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Jul 06

Learn How To Read Minds

How To Read People’s Minds (courtesy of Howcast.com)

We can’t really tell you how to become a mind reader, but we can teach you how to make some impressively accurate guesses, based on psychics’ tricks of the trade! You will need:

A pleasant demeanor

A keen eye

Leading statements

Listening skills

A knowledge of human nature

And the ability to read body language.

Step 1 – Use your body language to make the person comfortable around you. Smile, tilt your head to one side when you’re listening to them, keep your arms unfolded and point your torso and feet toward theirs.

Step 2 – Gauge how relaxed they are by reading their palms. Are their hands tightly clinched? When you shake their hand, is it cold and clammy, or hot and sweaty? All indicate unease.

Step 3 – Study their face. Specifically, the upper portion. A fake smile does not reach the eyes, so if the area around the eyes remains smooth and uncrinkled, the smiling person may really be feeling nervous or skeptical. Of course, too much botox might throw off this test!

Step 4 – Make a general statement that will help you fish for information. Something vague, that could apply to anyone, at anytime, like “you’re worried about something, aren’t you?”, or “you’re concerned about a relationship” or “something has been on your mind, lately”.

Step 5 – Listen carefully to their responses, so you can tweak your tactics accordingly. If they get emotional, you know you’ve hit a nerve. Keep digging! If not, switch to another subject. Use a psychic trick, known as the “Barnum Reading”, named after PT’s philosophy of offering something for everyone. Describe the person in safe, even-handed terms, like “you can be quiet, but when you want to, you can become the life of the party”. Watch for physical flickers of recognition, so you know what to zero in on.

Step 6 – Look for “micro expressions”, those blink-and-you-miss-them, involuntary movements that betray a person’s real feelings. For example, the person who lies when he says he’s not worried about something, will nod his head up and down, almost imperceptibly, during the denial.

Step 7 – Ask the person about something that almost everyone has in common – like a box of old photos. Then, use the response to tease out more information. Other items that a high percentage of people will identify with are:

A scar on the knee,
A meaningful piece of jewelry,
A childhood incident involving water, and
Keys that you can no longer match to anything.

Step 8 – Learn basic body language:

A person with his hands clasped behind his back or behind his head is confident.

Crossed arms indicate dislike, or guardedness.

A man with his thumbs hooked in his pants pocket is showing his sexual availability.

Ditto for a woman who plays with her hair and entwines her legs.

Step 9 – Mirror the person’s movements. If they’re cupping their chin with their hand, you do the same, to establish intimacy. It not only will help to read them better, it will make them more prone to open up to you.

Did you know? Psychic debunker James Randi has a standing offer of $1 million to anyone who can prove the existence of psychic powers!

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