1. As you read the instructions, be especially alert in determining where you're supposed to put your X or check. Does it go next to the true or the false item?
2. Ask before you begin the test whether or not you're penalized for wrong answers (i.e., are wrong answers subtracted from the right ones?). If you're not penalized, you should feel free to guess. If you are penalized, guessing should be severely limited.
3. Mark statements true only if they are absolutely true (unless your instructions indicate that you should mark those that are "mostly" true).
4. Be wary of statements with special or absolute words. For example, those with words like "never," "always" or "no one" are likely to be false. Extreme statements are almost always false.
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Today I'm going to teach you a fundamental Mentalism technique known as 'cold reading'. Cold reading is a technique employed by mentalists and charlatans and by charlatan I refer to psychics, mediums, fortune tellers or anyone that claims false abilities that is used to give the illusion that the person has some form of super natural power.