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    Default What is intuition?

    MBTI newbie here trying to figure out what intuition is. If sensing types favor instinctual sight/sound/touch/taste/smell what does that leave intuition to be exactly?

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    literally, everything else. you just know without really trying. it's a bit like hocus pocus.

    "Intuition is the ability to acquire knowledge without inference or the use of reason." - wiki

    N: "Something tells me God exists."
    S: "God exists because the bible says so."

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    The best I have been able to explain iNtuition to others is that iNtuition occurs when we do not overtly take note of our physical environment but our brain subsconsciusly captures detail from which we are then able to identify patterns and rapidly make leaps of association to draw conclusions and make sense of a problem and its solution at some later date.
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    Quote Originally Posted by angell_m View Post
    literally, everything else. you just know without really trying. it's a bit like hocus pocus.

    "Intuition is the ability to acquire knowledge without inference or the use of reason." - wiki
    Wouldn't that mean unreason[able]?

    Quote Originally Posted by InsatiableCuriosity View Post
    The best I have been able to explain iNtuition to others is that iNtuition occurs when we do not overtly take note of our physical environment but our brain subsconsciusly captures detail from which we are then able to identify patterns and rapidly make leaps of association to draw conclusions and make sense of a problem and its solution at some later date.
    Oh, that's a good way to explain. Much thanks.

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    i edited my post...
    now go see who's more unreasonable...

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    Quote Originally Posted by angell_m View Post
    N: "Something tells me God exists."
    S: "God exists because the bible says so."
    So hypothetically the "S" person knows where this indication came from literally and the "N" person doesn't. That seems to fit with InsatiableCuriosity's definition.

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    The ability to wield metaphor.

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    Possibilities, connections and imagination.

    The senses see the nice man in the jacket standing around looking innocent.
    Intuition 'see' the nice man in the jacket may not be a nice man in a jacket after all.

    There is only one of two truths. The nice man in the jacket is really just a nice man in a jacket or the nice man in the jacket is really an awful man who does unlawful things.

    Added conclusion.
    You walk to the man and ask him for some of his unlawful goodies. The man looks at you as if you just insulted him and walks away. Sensors win. The man was just a nice man in a jacket. You look like an idiot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blown Ghost View Post
    So hypothetically the "S" person knows where this indication came from literally and the "N" person doesn't. That seems to fit with InsatiableCuriosity's definition.
    N's fantasized about it and wrote the story, so we do know where it came from

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