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    Default Intuition Sucks Sometimes

    Don't you guys ever want to be a sensing person in certain situations? Sure Intuition is a useful tool most times. My issue is i believe i can understand what someone is thinking without them even saying anything. I also don't take what someone is saying for face value (Thinking what their saying contradicts what they actually mean). Needless to say it's quite annoying. It's even worse because I'm not confident enough to approach the girl I like and find out her true feeling for me. So as always I'm forced to assume the worse. EX) In the halls where we (used) to say hi to each other...I always thought she was doing it to be nice (along with her smiling at me). Can i ask a question? Well why do you think she stopped? If she had an any interest did she lose it? That would kill me because i truly like her. (Ha ha sorry for rambling on about my lack of love life just like any other person)

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    Intuition sucks for me when:

    My heart says something
    Mind mind says another
    And my gut isn't in sync with both.



    Other than that, it helps me in terms of finding more insight in my life.. learning to trust what I know and challenging myself by facing situations I don't want to face.

    In other words- its a way that I use to guide/navigate throughout life. I use it as a way to face my fears and to seek out to understand what I don't know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiddykat View Post
    Intuition sucks for me when:

    My heart says something
    Mind mind says another
    And my gut isn't in sync with both.




    Other than that, it helps me in terms of finding more insight in my life.. learning to trust what I know and challenging myself by facing situations I don't want to face.

    In other words- its a way that I use to guide/navigate throughout life. I use it as a way to face my fears and to seek out to understand what I don't know.
    I agree with this

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    Quote Originally Posted by RushAndAPush View Post
    My issue is i believe i can understand what someone is thinking without them even saying anything have telepathic powers, which is frankly a bit delusional. I also don't take what someone is saying for face value (Thinking what their saying contradicts what they actually mean) because my belief in my own telepatic prowess makes me think I can read their intent better than they do. Needless to say it's quite annoying [for you because people don't seem to "get" what you're saying, for others because they think you're on another planet] .
    Fixed

    But seriously, I think you need to calm the Ni down a bit. Try to stop investing too much in N-based conclusions at least, because though it can be a powerful tool on occasions, you can't read other people's minds. Until you actually know, you don't, no matter how good you are; the only conclusions you can form about someone's thoughts and intent are tentative, unless you're TRULY telepathic. But if you automatically assume you do know from the outset you are going to develop a vested interest in validating your own conclusions (confirmation bias) which is likely to blind you to reality as it unfolds. Mustn't-do-it. Unless you want to come across as a total space cadet that is But I'm guessing from the tone of your posts that you probably don't.
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    Sometimes my Ni ideas can get shot down like Duck Hunt when someone with dominant Si says "But I have more experience than you, and this is the method that works best." And then I think "So much for creative ingenuity!" Drives me crazy!

    And don't get me started on sensotard moments either...

    But one thing that helps is engaging the Te function, to show whether the stuff I hypothesize would work can actually be done.

    I also read into people a bit much, especially if a deep emotional investment has to be made on someone, or has been made on them. But I think about what physical evidence there is in front of me that proves that they feel/think about something. Usually it's what they say, tone of voice/inflection, or how they behave that gives me clues. Ni can shoot off so many ideas all at once, but I do a lot of mental weeding. I often ask myself, "Is there evidence to support this claim?"
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    I love my N and I wouldn't trade it for anything else in the world. I have never resented it.

    You can develop S without giving up your N, you know. Just meditate, and remember to breathe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blairvoyant View Post
    I love my N and I wouldn't trade it for anything else in the world. I have never resented it.

    You can develop S without giving up your N, you know. Just meditate, and remember to breathe.
    I tried meditation during yoga, and as much as I tried to focus on the present moment, my brain was still elsewhere. Se fail!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CuriousFeeling View Post
    I tried meditation during yoga, and as much as I tried to focus on the present moment, my brain was still elsewhere. Se fail!
    It takes practice. You gotta clear your mind first!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ragashree View Post
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    But seriously, I think you need to calm the Ni down a bit. Try to stop investing too much in N-based conclusions at least, because though it can be a powerful tool on occasions, you can't read other people's minds. Until you actually know, you don't, no matter how good you are; the only conclusions you can form about someone's thoughts and intent are tentative, unless you're TRULY telepathic. But if you automatically assume you do know from the outset you are going to develop a vested interest in validating your own conclusions (confirmation bias) which is likely to blind you to reality as it unfolds. Mustn't-do-it. Unless you want to come across as a total space cadet that is But I'm guessing from the tone of your posts that you probably don't.
    Sooo basically what you're saying is i'm not telepathic . Anyways i know i actually need to TALK to people/her in order to get their true opinions rather then making educated guesses. Thats whats killing me with this girl...I have no facts I have guesses and this guessing game is driving me insane.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blairvoyant View Post
    I love my N and I wouldn't trade it for anything else in the world. I have never resented it.

    You can develop S without giving up your N, you know. Just meditate, and remember to breathe.
    Thanks for the advice. Its easier said then done with me balancing my N and S. i'll have to square away some time in my day to learn how to meditate.

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