How Good Are Your Instincts?



Let us first define intuition. Intuition has no such formal definition but you intuitively know what it is. It is best described as “knowing without knowing it”. Intuition is one of the greatest gifts a human could ever have. While it is true that some people are more intuitive than others but every human has the intuition to some degree. The fact is that most of us don’t pay heed to it and often rely only on logical reasoning. Logical reasonings have nothing wrong in itself but sometimes you might have felt that you have taken a decision based purely on logic while completely ignoring your instincts and have gone wrong. It happens to many people and they don’t realize that they need to listen to their instincts in order to make a decision.

Intuitive people are on the other side of the spectrum and they rely heavily for making even their day-to-day decision making. They are highly intuitive and they mostly take the correct decision while they are using their intuition. It is also true that they are very self-aware people and know what is right and wrong for them. Mostly they are introverted and often spend a great deal of time alone. During this time they connect with their inner-self and try to find their ultimate goals of life. This is the reason why you would see them being involved in spirituality and meditation a lot.

They may also come as highly creative people. As one of the quotes nicely puts it “Creativity is at its best when it functions intuitively”. It is seen that you could boost your intuition with practice and often practicing one builds up the other. They are also highly self-aware of their surroundings and notice subtle things in their environment.

Intuitive people are unique in their own ways. One thing that is for sure is that they are different from the rest of the world. You might easily spot them with the aforementioned features. They are the most common ones. If you find them learn from them as they are highly gifted people.

“Our bodies have five senses: touch, smell, taste, sight, hearing. But not to be overlooked are the senses of our souls: intuition, peace, foresight, trust, empathy. The differences between people lie in their use of these senses; most people don’t know anything about the inner senses while a few people rely on them just as they rely on their physical senses, and in fact probably even more.”
― C. JoyBell C.

“intuition is always right in at least two important ways;
It is always in response to something.
it always has your best interest at heart”
― Gavin De Becker, The Gift of Fear: Survival Signals That Protect Us from Violence

“Come from the heart, the true heart, not the head. When in doubt, choose the heart. This does not mean to deny your own experiences and that which you have empirically learned through the years. It means to trust your self to integrate intuition and experience. There is a balance, a harmony to be nurtured, between the head and the heart. When the intuition rings clear and true, loving impulses are favored.”
― Brian Weiss, Messages from the Masters: Tapping Into the Power of Love

“Our first impressions are generated by our experiences and our environment, which means that we can change our first impressions . . . by changing the experiences that comprise those impressions.”
― Malcolm Gladwell

“Practice listening to your intuition, your inner voice; ask questions; be curious; see what you see; hear what you hear; and then act upon what you know to be true. These intuitive powers were given to your soul at birth.”
― Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype

“Samuel Vimes dreamed about Clues. He had a jaundiced view of Clues. He instinctively distrusted them. They got in the way. And he distrusted the kind of person who’d take one look at another man and say in a lordly voice to his companion, “Ah, my dear sir, I can tell you nothing except that he is a left-handed stonemason who has spent some years in the merchant navy and has recently fallen on hard times,” and then unroll a lot of supercilious commentary about calluses and stance and the state of a man’s boots, when exactly the same comments could apply to a man who was wearing his old clothes because he’d been doing a spot of home bricklaying for a new barbecue pit, and had been tattooed once when he was drunk and seventeen* and in fact got seasick on a wet pavement. What arrogance! What an insult to the rich and chaotic variety of the human experience!”
― Terry Pratchett, Feet of Clay

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    How old are you?

    • 18-21
    • 22-30
    • 31-50
    • 51-64
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    What do you do when you accidentally drop something?

    • Successfully catch it in mid-air
    • Try to catch it in mid-air, but miss
    • Wait for it to land, then pick it up
    • Wait for it to land, look for it, then pick it up
    • I didn’t even see it fall
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    You feel a pain in your chest, how long do you wait until you see a doctor?

    • The same day
    • The next day
    • Sometime that week
    • Sometime that month
    • Never
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    You see an old lady trying to cross the street, what do you do?

    • Help her across
    • Tell her when it’s safe to go
    • Get someone else to help her
    • Don’t help, you could get hit by a car yourself
    • Ignore her
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    How do you handle change?

    • Very well
    • Well
    • Okay
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    • I don’t like change
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    How important are first impressions to you?

    • Very important
    • Somewhat important
    • Not very important
    • Not important at all
    • I don’t believe in first-impressions
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    How often do you second-guess yourself?

    • With every decision I make
    • With most decisions I make
    • Ocassionally
    • Not too often
    • Never
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    Do you consider yourself more creative or more logical?

    • Creative
    • Logical
    • Both, but more creative
    • Both, but more logical
    • Neither
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    When something new is happening, are you more excited or anxious?

    • Excited
    • Anxious
    • Both, but more excited
    • Both, but more anxious
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    Are you male or female?

    • Male
    • Female
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    How effective are you in your private social interactions?

    • I think people like me.
    • I have no personal touch.
    • I’m slightly awkward around people.
    • I could manipulate like Rasputin, if I wanted to.
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    How effective a communicator are you?

    • I’m fine, and everyone should understand me.
    • I’m a bit shy.
    • I am clear and honest. Blunt, even.
    • I communicate the important details, to keep things from getting derailed.
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    How accurately can you assess the importance of appearances?

    • Appearances aren’t so important.
    • Appearances are all that matters.
    • Appearances aren’t important.
    • Appearances are important, and say a lot about what’s going on upstairs.
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    What is the core of your strategy to make your professional dreams a reality?

    • Bumble along
    • Be discovered
    • Work hard
    • Network hard
  • Question of

    How well can you predict the winner of America’s Next Top Model from the first episode?

    • I’m okay.
    • I’m 24 for 24.
    • I’m unsatisfied with my average and I’m working on a system.
    • I get it right more than I get it wrong.

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