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    This is certainly open to everyone to respond as we all have that “6th sense”, but I’m particularly curious to hear from the Intuitives as I wonder how much trust, faith, dependence, whatever you wish to call it, of your intuitions you think you might have? Additionally, whereabouts are you in life as far as maturity or age and do you think that has contributed to your current viewpoint?
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    I believe NJs are the best at 'trusting' their intuition and INTJs the most. Their secondary Te will help quickly weight the pros and cons (get a measure of it) and help them 'decisively' execute the trust they have on intuition.

    I have only recently begun to trust intuition and I feel as though I am much more adaptable - to whatever circumstances - when I do so compared to when I am using logic/reason. It's not an easy thing to do to start trusting it.

    Age had nothing to do with it.

    Yes, I am using Ni as a measure of this 'intuition/sixth sense'. Depending on what you consider to be sixth sense, maybe it's wrong to do so.
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    I will say that growing up, I relied heavily on my intuitions, but of course, I didn’t call it that back then or didn’t even think of it as a “feeling” or instinctual, but I know I did growing up because as far removed from reality as my mental wanderings might be on the forum or as they are in real life, they are also FAR more placed in reality than they once were. It isn’t that I no longer dream the same way as I did when I was a young Dreamer, but that I have given those dreams a context from which I can then extract and realize to fruition.

    Additionally, the same sorts of initial readings of situations and people that I used to have, I still get today obviously, but I allow myself room to question those readings and to verify if I think what I initially feel, is accurate given the tangible evidence I can muster. There are however times, when my intuitions are just so plainly obvious to me they actually aren’t recognized as “intuitions” at that point because it’s so certain it feels like common sense, like literally everyone is seeing what I’m seeing. In those moments, which don’t happen all the time, ya, I still put faith in it. But maybe as I continue to mature and grow, those “certain” intuitions will become just as the others have, as just another data point to grab information from.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riva View Post
    I believe NJs are the best at 'trusting' their intuition and INTJs the most. Their secondary Te will help quickly weight the pros and cons (get a measure of it) and help them 'decisively' execute the trust they have on intuition.

    I have only recently begun to trust intuition and I feel as though I am much more adaptable - to whatever circumstances - when I do so compared to when I am using logic/reason. It's not an easy thing to do to start trusting it.

    Age had nothing to do with it.

    Yes, I am using Ni as a measure of this 'intuition/sixth sense'. Depending on what you consider to be sixth sense, maybe it's wrong to do so.

    Ya, what you say makes a great deal of sense! I could see the NFJs and NTJs being more certain or “trusting” of their intuitions as Ni can lend itself that sense of certainty, particularly for younger, less developed people I might imagine.

    And I admit, describing intuition as a “6th sense” really, is inaccurate as that sort of gut feeling can just as well come from say, Fi or wherever else too.

    I find your experience interesting as well. Is there a particular reason you began trusting your intuition? It’s fun to hear you feel yourself as more adaptable to situations when you put more trust in it as I never considered intuition as lending a sort of adaptability to one’s life. Awesome!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Riva View Post
    I believe NJs are the best at 'trusting' their intuition and INTJs the most. Their secondary Te will help quickly weight the pros and cons (get a measure of it) and help them 'decisively' execute the trust they have on intuition.

    I have only recently begun to trust intuition and I feel as though I am much more adaptable - to whatever circumstances - when I do so compared to when I am using logic/reason. It's not an easy thing to do to start trusting it.

    Age had nothing to do with it.
    I disagree about age. The more experience we gain of our intuitions being correct, the more basis we have for trusting them. I understand that even young NJs may have every confidence in their intuitions, even when misplaced. The difference is that when young, we feel we can trust our intuitions. The older we get (i.e. the more life experiences we accumulate), the more we know we can trust them, and more importantly, when we can trust them, and when it would be better to get more information.
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    My intuitions about the inner workings of others are usually pretty accurate (sometimes they are a bit off and I am too stubborn to accept that right away, which can be frustrating to others), but my intuitions regarding my life choices tend to be less clear; are they intuitive truths or am I over-analyzing? It can be quite a struggle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dreamer View Post
    Ya, what you say makes a great deal of sense! I could see the NFJs and NTJs being more certain or “trusting” of their intuitions as Ni can lend itself that sense of certainty, particularly for younger, less developed people I might imagine.

    And I admit, describing intuition as a “6th sense” really, is inaccurate as that sort of gut feeling can just as well come from say, Fi or wherever else too.

    I find your experience interesting as well. Is there a particular reason you began trusting your intuition? It’s fun to hear you feel yourself as more adaptable to situations when you put more trust in it as I never considered intuition as lending a sort of adaptability to one’s life. Awesome!
    The intuition I am referring to is more like inner-answers (answers without thinking/hunches). I am not using the word inner-voice, because an inner voice has thinking attached to it.

    I think for Ni types it's easier to look inside for answers. This is especially true for INTJs (most probably for INFJs too) not only because it's their primary function but because as introverts their competency would be to look within.

    With the same logic I have given above - I believe it's harder for a non NJs to trust their inner-answers.
    For a SJ their intuition will be clouded by their Si.
    For EPs it would be clouded by Pe because they would like to bounce intuition off on people and filter it with their secondary function Ji by which time intuition will be shot down a bit. Besides EPs are extroverts, they take-things from the outside, not so much from the inside.
    For ITPs Ti would naturally try to go to the core of their logic by which time Ni would be shot down.
    Not sure about IFPs.

    With regards to adaptability - intuition doesn't care so much for logic, or your values, or what's right, or this is how things should be etc. It's answers to the subconscious questions that are pressing on you RIGHT NOW. So when you trust your intuition you kinda learn to let go of those 'reasons' that might question it and ADAPT for the 'RIGHT NOW'. You will still have those values, logic etc but intuition will make you use those later.

    My answer might not be the best.

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    I started trusting it because I realized I am much more comfortable with my decisions when I do so.
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    I validate and check my intuitions and learn whats behind stuff. Just being intuitive only goes so far. I know many intuitives that i have no trust in their intuition.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Poki View Post
    I know many intuitives that i have no trust in their intuition.
    No shit. And I'm an NTJ. I am so tired of typing this for 10 years but here it comes again: type=/= skill or ability.
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    When it matters, I fact check my iNtuition. When it doesn't and observations don't conflict, then I tend to trust it. When it comes to people, I tend to trust it since it's rarely wrong.

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