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    The problem is that intuition is knowing something is real that has not actually manifested. That makes it hard for other people to respect our process. But the more we're told we're illogical or demented, the more we're crippled and held back from doing what we do best.

    My intuition doesn't let me down until I start second guessing it or sitting around waiting for proof (by which time I've lost my decision window).

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    I never simply trust my intuition. I don't want to look stupid in front of others, so I like to have hard evidence handy for my defense.
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    I think this goes for all intuitives, but I think that when you intuit something then there is always something nagging at you to verify whether it's true.
    () 9w8-3w4-7w6 tritype.

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    I get these vibes about manipulative and opportunistic people and would write it down in my journal, with what I could foresee as the next development. I tell myself - maybe just maybe I am wrong and let's give the benefit of the doubt and in any case, having written it down, I can always go back and check my first impressions. I've been burned before trying to explain to some sensors my intuitions. Perhaps you see things I don't, is how they tactfully say it. And often times, when I have told them, 'see I told you so' in a roundabout way or directly, they had conveniently forgotten or 'oh yea, they had seen it coming'. At this point, I want to puke at the dishonesty. So I don't bother trying to explain anymore. I keep it all to myself.

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    In recent years, I've been more interested in learning the facts to back up my intuition. But I still make my assumptions and judgments based on my intuition about people and situations, but I daren't share them with people until concrete information shows.

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    There's always the mind probe..
    Expression of the post modern paradox : "For the love of god, religions are so full of shit"

    Theory is always superseded by Fact...
    ... In theory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackCat View Post
    I think this goes for all intuitives, but I think that when you intuit something then there is always something nagging at you to verify whether it's true.
    It's probably a bit different for INFJ's. Ni gives the you sense that "you just know" and it is usually right so some INFJ's fall into the trap of just trusting their Ni w/o any thought to verify it.

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    I trust my intuition a great deal. However, I'm so cautious with acting on them if it involves another person, that I always question myself in those cases. I look at other evidence to see if its supported in other ways. I usually play "devil's advocate" with myself on most things. Plus and this is a big thing...It just comes off weird to people and I enjoy making people feel good so I hold back if theyre the kind of person that may not understand my reactions or what I share with them. However, if the situation does not directly involve another person, I usually just go with my intuition and do not put a whole lot of thought into my reaction or decision.

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    For a long time I had a very skewed intuition. Emotional problems and a crappy upbringing rendered me just short of paranoid, and that made everything in my world relate to what secrets people were keeping from me, what were they hiding, why did they hate me so much?

    Yeah, I was messed up. When I realized what was going on in my head, I started tempering a lot of what my N was saying with logic. "If X really disliked me, why did they Y and Z?" And if I needed an outside source, a more objective view, then I would talk to people. It took me years to re-train my N. YEARS.

    These days I still seek verification on occasion, especially on "big stuff." I find my N function working just fine otherwise, and I've come to rely on it again. It's actually managed to surprise me a couple times.
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    I trust nothing blindly. Actually... I can't say I have 100% faith in anything necessarily.. there's always that margin for human error. I am certainly not exempt...

    I can't recall a time where I've been compelled to pass a judgement on a situation/how to handle it, etc., based solely on intuition where I've come up incorrect. However, I'm still not comfortable relying on one means of receiving data and just going with that. Even when I feel strongly about it, I check and re-check things often, and search for other forms of data, more concrete if need be. I get flustered when I share an intuitive judgement I feel strongly about out loud, and concrete info is requested immediately to back it up. Thus, I prefer to be prepared. Gives me a sense of balance, I suppose..
    03/23 06:06:58 EcK: lex
    03/23 06:06:59 EcK: lex
    03/23 06:21:34 Nancynobullets: LEXXX *sacrifices a first born*
    03/23 06:21:53 Nancynobullets: We summon yooouuu
    03/23 06:29:07 Lexicon: I was sleeping!



    04/25 04:20:35 Patches: Don't listen to lex. She wants to birth a litter of kittens. She doesnt get to decide whats creepy

    02/16 23:49:38 ygolo: Lex is afk
    02/16 23:49:45 Cimarron: she's doing drugs with Jack

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