With technology giving people the ability to connect to others around the globe, it’s no wonder that the world of psychic reading also has been affected by technology. While some still prefer the traditional custom of in-person readings, many more people are discovering the convenience of distant readings. So which is better? Read on to find how distant readings work and how they compare to in-person readings.
What Is a Distant Reading?
You are probably familiar with what a psychic reading is in general. A psychic reading is a method used among professionals to foretell the future of an individual or a group of individuals.
Nowadays, psychic readings can be conducted in face to face meetings, over the phone, or online. Psychics often utilize tools and techniques such as a psychometric analysis, tarot reading, astrology, or numerology, just to name a few.
Distant readings continue to grow in popularity as they can be conducted without the client or reader meeting face to face. Distant readings utilize various mediums such as letters, over the phone communication, text messaging, email, chat and even webcam if the client prefers.
Physical or geographical burdens can make it difficult for most to meet with a reader face to face. Distant reading is beneficial for those who are ill, bedridden, or cannot leave their home for one reason or another. They are also very convenient for people with busy schedules.
Phone Psychic Readings
Aside from geographic or physical circumstances, phone readings have additional advantages:
- No Cheating: There tends to be a lot of skepticism regarding the legitimacy of psychic readings, which could or could not be accredited to mainstream media. A reading over the phone reduces the risk of an individual receiving a cold reading from a fake.
An impersonator can draw conclusions by observing an individual’s body language in addition to material factors such as their appearance, age, whether or not they have a wedding ring on as well as the type of vehicle they drive. Face to face impersonators also feeds off an individual’s energy, which can alter their reading to what an individual wants to hear.
In distant phone readings, the psychic cannot “cheat” or use visual cues to offer guidance. They can only use the information the speaker gives to them.
- Endless Options: Location often deters individuals from receiving a reading. Phone readings remove the boundaries of a physical location, allowing individuals to receive a reading even if they are out of the state or out of the country! In addition to travel restrictions, phone readings benefit those who do not have readers in their location at all.
- At Ease: There can be a lot of nerves as the anxiety builds up prior to an individual’s first reading. A phone reading has the potential to ease these nerves as the individual has the option receive the reading in the comfort of their home or any other location of solitude and peace.
Online Psychic Chat Readings
In addition to phone readings, online psychic readings can take place via live chats or emails. Each medium has their advantages and disadvantages.
Live chat is ideal for those individuals anticipating an immediate response whereas emails allow for individuals to formulate their questions. Emails are ideal for individuals not seeking an immediate response as well as those who do not have a substantial amount of time to set aside for a reading.
Similar to phone readings, online chat readings deter the reader from relying on cues from the individual to deliver a cold reading. These cues are in the forms of apparel, body language, basic information or a photo. A genuine reader is able to provide a reading while knowing little to nothing about their client.
The overall advantage of an online chat reading in comparison to other mediums is the convenience. For example, it can be inappropriate to reach out to family or friends in the middle of the night with a question or concern you have. However, an individual can reach out to a reader online 24/7 and receive an immediate response from the comfort of their home.
Two-Way Video Chat Readings
Two-way video chat readings continue to increase in popularity as it combines the advantages of phone and online chat readings. Individuals have the options to see and hear their psychic as well as determine if they want to see or be seen by their psychic during the session.
This medium of online readings lets an individual decide when, where, and what time they receive a reading in comparison to traditional methods where they would have to schedule an appointment and go somewhere. However, conflict may arise if an individual prefers to work with a specific reader.
In that case, they may need to schedule an appointment if the reader has other clients to tend to. If not, individuals are given the option to receive readings from readers who are available from wherever they are.
The Cons of an In-Person Reading
After highlighting the advantages of distant readings, the disadvantage that face to face readings pose is most obviously convenience. In order to receive a reading, individuals are limited to a location they can meet. Geographical or physical complications can prohibit individuals meeting their reader altogether.
Another interference related to location is that there are readers who choose to see their clients in their home. However, not every psychic shares that luxury and are limited to when they can see their clients. For the seeker, this can pose a challenge since they are limited to when and where they can see their psychic.
If transportation is not a concern, time can be. Depending on the popularity of the reader an individual chooses, it can be difficult to schedule a meeting time.
In addition, most readers do not accept “walk-in” appointments. An individual who is seeking a spontaneous reading is encouraged to opt for a distant reading at their convenience. There are a handful of readers who accept walk-ins, but this will vary between reader and their client.
Whether an individual chooses a phone, online chat, or two-way video chat reading, the overall advantages of these readings are the convenience and comfort of receiving a reading within one’s own home.