yes I asked for it....by doing this challenge....
but I'm done ...
And please note that I do NOT 100% dismiss the possibility that such things could be possible - in fact I'd love it if there were such abilities, and there was one incident relating to my own family that still gives me something to think about .. (a story for another time..)
I don't want you or other 'readers' to stop what you are doing (ie reading face to face).. but I would ask you to be careful, realistic, not give false hopes or fears (and preferably not charge.. )
You might be wondering why do I think you shouldn't stop? Simply because.. as long as those provisos apply then the simple fact is that you are conversing with someone who probably wants to discuss themselves and their situation and look for insights. That is most likely going to helpful to them, and possibly you too.
And all that applies even in the 'worst' scenario, namely that all you might be doing may simply be cold-reading (even if it is not deliberate).. Because cold-reading is in some ways a very useful skill - being able to read people's expressions, listen really carefully, be encouraging, look for body language, etc..
Anyway, do carry on - I hope all that didn't make it worse..!
Edited by Chrlzs, 15 May 2012 - 10:12 AM.