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    psychic VS MEDIUM

    Hello everyone,
    Could you, please, tell me what is the difference between them two words: a psychic and a medium? In which situations do we use one or the other?
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    Re: psychic VS MEDIUM

    A medium is somebody who acts as a medium. That is, a channel between the natural world and the spirit world. Mediums (not 'media'!) often commune with dead people at seances.

    A psychic is somebody with psychic powers. Psychics may be able to read your mind, envision the future, or manipulate matter with their minds.

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    Re: psychic VS MEDIUM

    Let's say that a medium claims to be able to commune with the dead and a psychic purports to have extra-sensory perception.

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    Re: psychic VS MEDIUM

    The important words in Rover's post (as he indicated in bold) are "claims" and "purports". There is no scientific evidence to show that anyone is capable of doing these things and they are commonly believed to be con artists who make money out of vulnerable people by being very good at cold reading people.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: psychic VS MEDIUM

    I've known a couple of people who claimed to be psychic and really seemed to believe they had special powers. I think a subset of self-proclaimed psychics are in fact sincere. They just aren't self-aware enough to recognize that they are skilled cold readers rather than possessors of a mysterious power.
    I am not a teacher.

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