What is a Psychic and How to Find a Good One?

Learn what to look for and what to avoid when choosing your psychic!

Published: May 24, 2021

Psychics have been loved and used for thousands of years. They hold special abilities to tap into the energy of people, situations, and even our pets. When searching for the perfect psychic you may not realize there are different intuitive abilities and types of psychics out there. Before choosing your psychic, there are certain points to keep in mind, such as what they specialize in or what services they offer. In this article, you will gain insight on how to find the right psychic for you along with what to avoid when searching for your intuitive.

What Exactly is a Psychic?

If you have never dabbled in the art of intuition, you may be unfamiliar with what a psychic really is. Psychics are different from mediums, which is what most people are familiar with. Unlike mediums, they typically don’t have the ability to talk to passed loved ones. Instead, they hold a special type of ability called a “clair” which we will get more into later in this article. By definition, a psychic is one who holds supernatural powers and is in tune with an outside force to receive spiritual insight.

For fairness' sake, there are certain psychics who do have the ability to call on passed loved ones, they will label themselves as a “Psychic-Medium”.

What are the Different Intuitive Abilities a Psychic Can Have?

There are five different psychic abilities

As mentioned above, psychics can receive their intuitive insights in different ways, which are called “Clairs”. Check out the list below for a short description of each:

  • Clairvoyance, also known as clear seeing. Some psychics get a clear vision in their head similar to a TV screen. They can often draw out the images they see which is helpful during readings.
  • Clairaudience, or the ability to hear sounds, words, or music that helps get the message out.
  • Clairsentience, or the ability of clear knowing. Psychics with this ability will get a gut feeling or even chills when a message comes through.
  • Clairalience, or clear smelling. During a reading, a psychic can get a hit of perfume or another type of smell that is important to who is receiving the reading.
  • Clairgustance, also known as clear tasting. It can be used to associate a significant food or beverage that can be vital information to the reading.

The 'clair' abilities are a play on our five senses. Use this list when searching for a psychic to help understand what their unique abilities are. For example, if you wish to receive a drawing of your future spouse, you will want a clairvoyant.

What to Look for in a Psychic

Tips to find a good psychic

Aside from their special abilities, there are other factors to take into consideration when finding a good psychic. You want someone you can trust and that will make you feel safe. You also want someone who aligns with your energy! Think of it as choosing a new friend, you wouldn’t choose a friend based on how they look or confide in someone you couldn’t trust. Choosing the right psychic is no different.

A psychic should allow you to ask questions so that you can get a feel of their energy. Of course, they will not give you a free reading or anything, but they should allow you to ask basic questions about them. You can ask how they became a psychic, what they specialize in, or what special services they offer. If a psychic cannot answer any of these questions it's best to move on to someone who can.

What to Avoid When Looking for a Psychic

Unfortunately, like most professions, there will always be psychics who are unauthentic or try to scam people. The good thing is scammers make themselves obvious if you know what to look for.

How to avoid a bad psychic

Do They Ask Invasive Questions?

A real psychic should not ask you any more information other than your birthday, name, and reason for the reading. They should never try to get personal information out of you before the reading; if they have true abilities whatever they need to know will show up for them without you telling them.

What Reviews Did They Get?

Most psychics, whether they read in person or online, should have testimonials or reviews. Of course, if they are a newer reader they may not, but seasoned psychics should. You can find their reviews by searching their name online or simply viewing their website.

Ask around to others who have had a reading done as well and get recommendations. Word of mouth is the best way to find a reliable psychic!

Are Their Prices Reasonable?

A psychological hack that a lot of service-based businesses use is pricing their services high because it often translates to people as high quality. This is not always the case and it’s encouraged to compare the prices of a few psychics before landing on one. Use your intuition when deciding on a price point you’re comfortable with. Also, some psychics will offer a money-back guarantee if the reading doesn’t resonate with you at all. This should give you some peace of mind especially if they turn out to be not that gifted.

Trust Your Intuition When Choosing a Psychic

The most important thing to remember when looking for a psychic is trusting your own gut. There are plenty of online resources, reviews, and people who can help find the perfect psychic for your needs, but ultimately you will know who will feel right for you. A good psychic will make you feel safe and welcome in your reading, and they will be open to answering any questions you have.

Now that you know what a good quality psychic looks like its time to find your own! You can feel confident in your research as long as you trust yourself and remember these tips.

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