How to be a Mentalist
By Ian McCoy
Published: November 15, 2012.
/ men- ta –list / noun
“Someone who uses mental acuity, hypnosis and/or suggestion
A master manipulator of thought and behavior”
This is actually a good definition of what a mentalist is – but it is not a full definition. It is the definition given to a fictional character on a rather good American crime drama – “The Mentalist” - which follows the exploits of former "psychic" Patrick Jane.