There are many ways
to "test" psychic ability or psychic
power, however most tests rely on statistical analysis to
prove that a person has psychic ability.
For example: a simple
psychic test is to blindfold the person to be tested and have
them predict the turn of a card. There is a known number of
possibilities for the cards and typically a person will guess
some of them right. Statistically there will be an average number
of correct "guesses" and therefore testing a person
with psychic abilities should produce results which are greater
than this figure.
It is unlikely that
a psychic will predict every card successfully but depending
upon their particular abilities, they should be able to do far
better than "average".
Other psychic tests
are often more subjective - testing a psychic through the process
of them doing a psychic
depends on a subjective evaluation of the reading outcome. When
the reading is predicting the future in some way, then it is
not possible to evaluate the reading until the events take place
The person doing
the testing also influences the outcome of the reading. In order
for a true psychic connection, the tester needs to be open and
allow the reader to make a psychic connection. It is very difficult
to read for a person who does not give permission to the reader
for the connection to be made. Whether they are in the same
physical place or not.
Psychic ability does
not need the person to be present, but if they are then the
demeanour and behaviour of the tester may influence the reading.
A person who is sceptical will get a different outcome to someone
who believes it is possible to psychically connect. The outcome
from this type of testing is therefore very subjective.
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