Patrick Jane in the TV series The Mentalist made mentalism cool and current
Patrick Jane served as a consultant to the Californian FBI using some less than orthodox methods to help solve crimes. This hit TV series The Mentalist has certainly made mentalism more popular than it ever was.
How to be a mentalist like Patrick Jane in the Hit TV series The Mentalist begins with understanding the basics of mentalism psychology. This includes reading body language, but it also includes the use of shape projection, which is an example of what The Mentalist does in the TV show - see video below.
The Mentalist TV series - what's behind the secrets in this Hit TV show?
If you've never watched the series in which Patrick Jane stars, here's a quick clip with him using a simple suggestion technique on his co-worker.
As you watch the video, see if you can spot how he does it.
Have you worked it out how he does it?
If you can't work out how Patrick Jane does this mentalism trick, the answer is revealed here - Mentalism tricks revealed where The Mentalist uses mental shape projection.
But you are much better off trying to work it out first.
Then once you have understood the trick, why don't you try it out on someone you know. Try this mentalism trick on a member of your family or a close friend to begin with.
If it doesn't work, don't get disheartened, try again. If it doesn't work on the first person, this could be for a couple of reasons.
The first reason is that you didn't perform the trip that well. But the other reason is that this mentalism technique will not work on everyone. You may have got unlucky and chosen a person it doesn't work with.
Never give up and keep trying. Don't think of it as failure, but instead think about it as feedback and learning.
How to be a mentalist like Patrick Jane
Whilst the successful TV series "The Mentalist" is fiction, the tricks or psychological methods Patrick Jane used are real.
How to be a mentalist like Patrick Jane begins with learning the basics of mentalism psychology.
Some of these basics include being able to read body language of others around you. But it also involves you understanding the basics of how you can influence others with your body language and how you project suggestions.
The video above taken from the TV series The Mentalist is about how Patrick Jane influences his work colleague. This is done using the most subtle of hints using both words and gestures.
Mentalist Derren Brown is a master at this, which is demonstrated in a video on an article about 7 top mentalism secrets exposed.
How to be a mentalist like Patrick Jane begins with reading books on mentalism
Your best place to begin to understand some of the concepts is with reading mentalism books.
Once you have some of the basic concepts under your belt, you are probably ready for the next step. This step would be to progress onto a mentalism course.
After this it's about practicing your skills and developing your confidence.
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