Sometimes we need advice in our lives that we just can’t get via traditional means. Sometimes we need closure, or to find out the answers to pressing questions. In such cases, turning to a real psychic can provide helpful insight. 

The key term in that phrase is “real psychic.”Finding a real psychic and avoiding scams is harder to do than you might think. After all, anyone can hang up a shingle and declare themselves psychic. It’s not like there is a hard and fast qualification system that allows them to get certified. 

This does, unfortunately, mean that a lot of so-called psychics are nothing more than good actors who are good at reading people. So, how do you find a real psychic? In this article, we are going to go through that. 

Get Word of Mouth Recommendations

You’ll likely know someone who knows someone who has met a psychic who is always spot on. Great psychics build up a following of people who are more than happy to recommend them to others. If you don’t know anyone who moves in those circles, you can check online instead. 

If a psychic has built up a decent following, there’ll be plenty of information about them online and more good reviews then bad. 

Be a Cynic Every Time

Every con artist worth their salt will play on your desires. In the case of a fake psychic reading, they’ll play on the fact that you want to believe that the message is real. Be wary of tricks that get you to reveal information. 

A real psychic or medium is getting their information from the spiritual plane, not from you. So, if your psychic makes very vague or leading statements, be careful not to fill in the pieces for them. Also, be wary of the psychic that blames your skepticism for a bad reading. 

If they are genuine, they should be able to get the information they need without your help. But it goes a step further than that. Even fake psychics can provide a lot of information gleaned off your social media pages, and general knowledge about you. 

Ask yourself, if the information they are using to appear credible things that are generally well-known. Are these things that they might have picked up online? 

A genuine psychic will welcome a healthy sense of skepticism and won’t mind if you try to test them. 

They’re Not Going to Try and Keep You Dependent on Their Help

Psychics that offer their services for money are all running a business. But there is a great difference in how a real psychic will go about things. They know that you will want to come back naturally, so they don’t have to rely on dirty tricks to keep you coming back for more. 

Be wary, for example, of the psychic that only sees bad things in your future and who promises to “save” you. This will invariably lead to them requesting more money. A real psychic will temper what they see. They understand that giving terrible news could end up leading to a self-fulfilling prophecy.

So, if they see a terrible accident in your future, they’re more likely to warn you to be careful instead of telling you flat out that there is something awful in store for you. A fake, on the other hand, will think nothing of using scare tactics if it means you give them more money. 


Unfortunately, sometimes the only way that you can tell whether or not you are dealing with a fake is through personal experience. And, even then, if they’re really good, you might not even know. By being vigilant, though, and ensuring that you don’t let any info slip, you can tell if the psychic is legit.