Sometimes, the client just wants to be told what they want to hear.
Are you always truthful with them? Do you answer them honestly, or do you indulge them?
Whenever you’ve been asked if the husband is cheating on the wife, or if the father is really stealing money from the mother, or if they will be able to pay their debt, or whether or not they will get married, or pregnant, or whatever — are you always honest?
There, I admitted it.
There are plenty of times I get asked questions that I know the client doesn’t want the answer to. A lot of factors come into play on how I deal with these questions; some of them ethical, some of them unethical. I have to decide what the consequences are; I have to make sure they’re not vulnerable and I also have to consider the financial implications of telling them the truth.
How many times have you fallen into the trap of being honest only to find out that you’ve lost a client — what about the negative press afterward and the impact on your business?
There are also plenty of ethical reasons for why you won’t answer a client’s question — how vulnerable they are being one of them.
Although, at first glance, it seems that you should always tell the truth, it’s my experience that this doesn’t always help either the client, or you.
I’m asking this poll to see where the Tarot community stands on this issue. Do you always tell the truth? Are you always ethical, or are you basing your decisions on something other than ethics?