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3rd Aug '17 8:54:19 AM StevieC
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* Of course the assumptions upon which this practise is based tend to not work on autistic people, in which case cold reading tends to lead one to assume that an autistic person [[UnfortunateImplications is instead a sociopath]].
17th Jul '17 1:00:01 AM Nicoaln
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* Miriel in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' is intrigued with Virion's apparent ability to make rather accurate predictions about the future. Virion demonstrates it, and then explains that it's essentially this - he is talking with a person to figure out who/what kind of person they are, and then makes a vague prediction about what is ''likely'' to happen. Of course, people might actually have it happen because they will it. Virion actually treats this as somewhat of a science.
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12th Jul '17 7:47:34 AM xcountryguy
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* Mentioned repeatedly in Creator/ChristopherBrookmyre's ''Attack of the Unsinkable Rubber Ducks'', employed by Michael Loftus, and frequently relied on by [[spoiler: Moira Loftus]] and less frequently by [[spoiler: Gabriel Lafayette]]

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* Mentioned repeatedly in Creator/ChristopherBrookmyre's ''Attack of the Unsinkable Rubber Ducks'', employed by Michael Loftus, and frequently relied on by [[spoiler: Moira [[spoiler:Moira Loftus]] and less frequently by [[spoiler: Gabriel [[spoiler:Gabriel Lafayette]]
11th Jun '17 9:30:44 PM frdelrosario
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* The 1947 noir ''Nightmare Alley'' stars Tyrone Power as an ambitious carny who vaults to fame and fortune as a cold reader after causing an accident that creates the job opening. It's like The Phony Psychic's Tell-Tale Heart.
22nd Nov '16 12:00:05 AM Narsil
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* ''Series/JonathanCreek''
* ''Series/{{Psych}}''
16th Jul '16 7:29:52 AM jormis29
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* This is played with on ''Series/TheListener''. Toby consults with the police as an expert in cold reading and interpreting facial expressions but he is in fact a telepath. However, he can only read surface thoughts so to get the whole story out of a witness or suspect he will tell them generic things about the case and then listen to what they think in response. He will then use that information to steer the conversation in the right direction until the other person is convinced that he knows everything already.

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* This is played with on ''Series/TheListener''. Toby consults with the police as an expert in cold reading and interpreting facial expressions but he is in fact a telepath.{{telepath}}. However, he can only read surface thoughts so to get the whole story out of a witness or suspect he will tell them generic things about the case and then listen to what they think in response. He will then use that information to steer the conversation in the right direction until the other person is convinced that he knows everything already.
16th Jul '16 7:19:03 AM nighttrainfm
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* Played with in the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "The Satan Pit", in which a creature [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane which may or may not be the actual Devil]] torments a group of humans on the asteroid where it's imprisoned by seemingly identifying their darkest secrets ("The captain, so scared of command.. the soldier, still haunted by the eyes of his wife..."). The Doctor, who is naturally a bit skeptical of this "the actual Devil" thing, then points out that for all its seeming omnipotence, the Beast is actually just playing on very common fears and bringing up incredibly vague statements that could refer to anything.

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* Played with in the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "The Satan Pit", in which a creature [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane which may or may not be the actual Devil]] torments a group of humans on the asteroid where it's imprisoned by seemingly identifying their darkest secrets ("The captain, so scared of command.. the soldier, still haunted by the eyes of his wife..."). The Doctor, who is naturally a bit skeptical sceptical of this "the actual Devil" thing, then points out that for all its seeming omnipotence, the Beast is actually just playing on very common fears and bringing up incredibly vague statements that could refer to anything.



'''The Doctor:''' ''Or'', a really good psychologist.

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'''The Doctor:''' ''Or'', a really good psychologist.
8th Jan '16 5:03:28 AM DoctorNemesis
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* Played with in the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "The Satan Pit", in which a creature [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane which may or may not be the actual Devil]] torments a group of humans on the asteroid where it's imprisoned by seemingly identifying their darkest secrets ("The captain, so scared of command.. the soldier, still haunted by the eyes of his wife..."). The Doctor, who is naturally a bit skeptical of this "the actual Devil" thing, then points out that for all its seeming omnipotence, the Beast is actually just playing on very basic fears and bringing up incredibly vague statements that could refer to anything.

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* Played with in the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "The Satan Pit", in which a creature [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane which may or may not be the actual Devil]] torments a group of humans on the asteroid where it's imprisoned by seemingly identifying their darkest secrets ("The captain, so scared of command.. the soldier, still haunted by the eyes of his wife..."). The Doctor, who is naturally a bit skeptical of this "the actual Devil" thing, then points out that for all its seeming omnipotence, the Beast is actually just playing on very basic common fears and bringing up incredibly vague statements that could refer to anything.
8th Jan '16 5:02:53 AM DoctorNemesis
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* Played with in the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "The Satan Pit", in which a creature claiming to be the actual Devil torments a group of humans on the asteroid where it's imprisoned by seemingly identifying their darkest secrets ("The captain, so scared of command.. the soldier, still haunted by the eyes of his wife..."). The Doctor, who is naturally a bit skeptical of this "the actual Devil" thing, then points out that for all its seeming omnipotence, the Beast is actually just playing on very basic fears and bringing up incredibly vague statements that could refer to anything.

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* Played with in the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "The Satan Pit", in which a creature claiming to [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane which may or may not be the actual Devil Devil]] torments a group of humans on the asteroid where it's imprisoned by seemingly identifying their darkest secrets ("The captain, so scared of command.. the soldier, still haunted by the eyes of his wife..."). The Doctor, who is naturally a bit skeptical of this "the actual Devil" thing, then points out that for all its seeming omnipotence, the Beast is actually just playing on very basic fears and bringing up incredibly vague statements that could refer to anything.
8th Jan '16 5:02:13 AM DoctorNemesis
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* Played with in the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "The Satan Pit", in which a creature claiming to be the actual Devil torments a group of humans on the asteroid where it's imprisoned by seemingly identifying their darkest secrets ("The captain, so scared of command.. the soldier, still haunted by the eyes of his wife..."). The Doctor, who is naturally a bit skeptical of this "the actual Devil" thing, then points out that for all its seeming omnipotence, the Beast is actually just playing on very basic fears and bringing up incredibly vague statements that could refer to anything.
-->'''The Doctor:''' You want voices in the dark, listen to mine. That thing is playing on very basic fears. Darkness, childhood nightmares, all that stuff.\\
'''Danny:''' But that's how the Devil works!\\
'''The Doctor:''' ''Or'', a really good psychologist.
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