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    Default Is it true that intution (not MBTI definition) is true 90% of the time?

    I'm just curious what you're take on it is. I mean mine is correct a lot of the time, but it's also been way off as well. I don't know maybe the times it was wrong I didn't stick around long enough to learn the truth. I had an incident recently where I knew something was shady and off about a person, but couldn't put my finger on it. It ended up being correct. But I've also had incidents where I projected a trait on to someone they didn't have, and that same gut feeling. So my question is intution right most of the time, and is your's always right, right most of the time, rarely right, or never right?
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    No, intuition is pretty dang far off most of the time.
    Many things that the ancients 'intuitively knew' have been overturned by historical developments as time progressed and technology increased.
    When we have more science and such, then we can explore the world with a greater clarity of vision, rather than inventing explanations for things we don't even understand.
    Still, you can kind of intuitively predict what the evolution of our knowledge may hold in store for us, based on the past trend that as we explore more how everything becomes bigger.
    The arcane powers of the magus are crackling at the fingertips of philosophers and cosmologists, and when enough will has been focused, it will all be unleashed to break every boundary!
    The wisdom of yesterday composes the fairy-tales of today, and the esoteric secrets of today will be the science of tomorrow!

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    Intuition, in the common sense of which we are talking about, is basically when a situation triggers the unconscious mind to collect information in the present, and it accesses stored information to contrast and relate it to it, and then bypassing the conscious mind, giving only its conclusion. It seems like magic because the processing is unconscious.

    You thought someone was shady because your subconscious mind used information from the present - perhaps it was their body language or facial expression; any number of things. But remember, this is all thought of unconsciously - and contrasted with stored info, and previous thoughts related to it. So someone with similar body language or whatever, from the past, turned out to be shady, and so the subconscious made the connection and voila! A judgement or feeling is thrust into your consciousness.

    Intuition, because it is only stored/present information, is only good for things that are already known or right in front of our face (although we might not realize it). One example is that our intuition tells us the Earth is flat, yet it is in reality spherical. For things such as that, things less mundane, it is terrible. For normal, everyday matters, it's great and requires less energy for us than consciously thinking things through. Although perhaps conscious thought allows for a result you can be more confident in.

    I do trust my intuition, but I also reason why that might be the case afterwards. Usually it makes a lot of rational sense after I've done so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poimandres View Post
    No, intuition is pretty dang far off most of the time.
    Many things that the ancients 'intuitively knew' have been overturned by historical developments as time progressed and technology increased.
    When we have more science and such, then we can explore the world with a greater clarity of vision, rather than inventing explanations for things we don't even understand.
    Still, you can kind of intuitively predict what the evolution of our knowledge may hold in store for us, based on the past trend that as we explore more how everything becomes bigger.
    The arcane powers of the magus are crackling at the fingertips of philosophers and cosmologists, and when enough will has been focused, it will all be unleashed to break every boundary!
    The wisdom of yesterday composes the fairy-tales of today, and the esoteric secrets of today will be the science of tomorrow!
    I didn't mean intuition applied to worldly things, but rather your interactions with people. peer to peer interaction, that's the intution I'm refering to in the OP. Though you make good points, and I don't disagree with you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Infinite Bubble View Post
    Intuition, in the common sense of which we are talking about, is basically when a situation triggers the unconscious mind to collect information in the present, and it accesses stored information to contrast and relate it to it, and then bypassing the conscious mind, giving only its conclusion. It seems like magic because the processing is unconscious.

    You thought someone was shady because your subconscious mind used information from the present - perhaps it was their body language or facial expression; any number of things. But remember, this is all thought of unconsciously - and contrasted with stored info, and previous thoughts related to it. So someone with similar body language or whatever, from the past, turned out to be shady, and so the subconscious made the connection and voila! A judgement or feeling is thrust into your consciousness.

    Intuition, because it is only stored/present information, is only good for things that are already known or right in front of our face (although we might not realize it). One example is that our intuition tells us the Earth is flat, yet it is in reality spherical. For things such as that, things less mundane, it is terrible. For normal, everyday matters, it's great and requires less energy for us than consciously thinking things through. Although perhaps conscious thought allows for a result you can be more confident in.

    I do trust my intuition, but I also reason why that might be the case afterwards. Usually it makes a lot of rational sense after I've done so.
    Yes I see this, because after the fact i often see all the conscious signs i had missed in the moment, that i couldn't put my finger on.
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    You might want to read Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahnemann.

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    there is no better way to prove to yourself that you are right then willful-ignorance, selective fact checking & not keeping tabs of all the times you were wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mane View Post
    there is no better way to prove to yourself that you are right then willful-ignorance, selective fact checking & not keeping tabs of all the times you were wrong.
    I do check i look back see signs and realize i was correct. but I'm not always and I never said I was.
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    Quote Originally Posted by prplchknz View Post
    I do check i look back see signs and realize i was correct. but I'm not always and I never said I was.
    I was referring to people's ability to believe in their intuition in general.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mane View Post
    I was referring to people's ability to believe in their intuition in general.
    carry on then.
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