If I did a short ritual divination for you and results told me you have a need for others to like you but are sometimes too critical of yourself, would you appreciate the reading? This is an example of The Barnum Effect. P. T. Barnum, notorious hoaxer and co-founder of the famous circus once said, "a fool is born every minute."
How can I make sure I'm not falling prey to myself when doing divinations (stichomancy is my favorite)? Also, how can I sort out astrological readings. The one on the sidebar of this website seems to take me for a fool once in a while.