Why do people consult psychics when they know that they are fake?

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  1. Smokes Angel profile image73
    Smokes Angelposted 6 years ago

    Why do people consult psychics when they know that they are fake?


  2. Matt Clooney profile image58
    Matt Clooneyposted 6 years ago

    I don't think people go to a psychic knowing 100% that they are fake. I imagine that they hope they are real and at least some part of them feels that this is a possibility

  3. Cresentmoon2007 profile image65
    Cresentmoon2007posted 6 years ago

    First of all I'd like to state that not all psychics are fake. A lot of them are these days and that is why when you seek the help of one now you just have to be careful about how you do so.

    A lot of people do this because they either what to communicate with a loved one who has passed on, they are a needing an answer to a question that is troubling them a great deal, or they are desperate about their love lives. There are many reasons.

    One must go about being careful when it comes to psychics now but that doesn't mean that they are fake. There are a few of them out there that are real.

  4. Jarn profile image81
    Jarnposted 6 years ago

    People may know intellectually that psychics are fake, but that doesn't change the fact that people WANT psychics to be real. That want, that desire for the world to be differant than it is, can often override our sense of reason.

    It's the same manner by which we might read an email from a Nigerian prince offering us tons of cash. Our reason tells us that it's a scam. But, we want so very badly for it to be genuine (what with money solving our problems) that we might consider it.

  5. wingedcentaur profile image83
    wingedcentaurposted 6 years ago

    I don't NECESSARILY believe that all psychics are fakes. To my way of thinking (due to our relative lack of interest in history (by this I mean evolution, as a part of human history) we have miscategorized their particular skill set. You see, I think that indiviuals who go into that field are naturally highly intuitive and sensitive people (most likely of the NF Myers-Briggs character type -- 'intuitive feelers').

    You see, I think the honest 'psychics' have and do work hard to develop their skills and serve their clients. It's like religion in a way, some people 'believe' in it and some people do not. Some people attribute its 'effects' to religion or "God" or "angels" or some other spiritual phenomena; others attribute its effects to 'dumb luck,' happenstance, or the like.

    If you're interested I wrote about this question in a hub once...

    http://wingedcentaur.hubpages.com/hub/A … hic-Frauds

    Take it easy.

  6. lone77star profile image83
    lone77starposted 6 years ago


    Not all psychics are fakes. Some are prophets of God, but they won't be asking for money.

    I've read some of Edgar Cayce--a devout Christian--who gave psychic readings. He never accepted money for the readings, from what I understand. Donations were given to his foundation. But he apparently helped hundreds, if not thousands, of people on whom the doctors had given up. That in itself is pretty impressive.

    He believed in reincarnation and read the Bible daily. Interesting.

  7. Punith Rao profile image57
    Punith Raoposted 6 years ago

    People with psychological disorder always believe that psychics are not fake. These people really need psychics. In fact, psychology is a derived from science, and science can never be fake!!!

  8. yenid profile image59
    yenidposted 6 years ago

    Even though they know psychics are a fake, human kind has the necessity to believe on something spiritual.

  9. ParadigmEnacted profile image74
    ParadigmEnactedposted 5 years ago

    People like fantasy and theater. The more incompetent the practitioner or the medium are, the more they make exceptions. That's how society works. Do any of them address their false predictions from the last book in the new one? How often has Sylvia Browne done that? It's lowbrow theater, that's all you have to know.

  10. Charlotte Craig profile image60
    Charlotte Craigposted 2 years ago

    If they thought they were fake they would not go to them, you think they are fake they do not, you might be right,  you might be wrong, they are entitled to their opinion, it does not affect them and they do not care what you think.    Years ago I also believe that it was all fake, you may be lucky and change your mind when you find a really good one, same as I did. But the good ones are busy,  they dont sit on computers chatting to potential clients, they are too busy with real clients. So you would have to seek them out.  Nowadays most of it is done by email and phone, far better, but do not think proper psychics work at call centres and on premium rate lines who also do sex chat, they do not need to work for such poor wages or such long hours. I recommend webclairvoyant.com as she helped me a lot over the years.


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