A mentalist uses technical skill, misdirection, psychological subtleties, hypnosis (suggestion), cold reading, and spectacle to demonstrate what seems to be extraordinary mind reading, foresight, clairvoyance, and telekinesis. These mind reading and mentalism tricks are guaranteed to be fun for you and the people who witness you. Ask someone to think of a shape in their head. A simple shape like a square, but not a square.
This simple suggestion will often encourage people to think of a triangle, just as they did with Elephant above. Discover how to take advantage of human psychology and start your journey to become a famous mind reader and mentalist like Derren Brown, Max Maven or Colin Cloud with these simple mentalism tricks that you can learn today for free. While a magician can inform the audience that he will “play with his imagination and beliefs of reality, a mentalist does his best to portray that his mentalism is real without deception involved. Mentalism is commonly classified as a subcategory of magic and, when performed by a stage magician, it can also be referred to as mental magic.
Mentalism is a performing art in which its practitioners, known as mentalists, seem to demonstrate highly developed mental or intuitive abilities.