On a scale of 5 to 10, how well do you trust your intuition?

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  1. savvydating profile image93
    savvydatingposted 4 years ago

    On a scale of 5 to 10, how well do you trust your intuition?

    Indeed, do you have good intuition? If so, how do you know?
    Intuition: The ability to understand something immediately, without the need for conscious reasoning. Here is a quote I rather like: “The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.” Do you agree?


  2. moonfroth profile image78
    moonfrothposted 4 years ago

    Oh, how I hate the 'scale' questions!  Esp. THIS question on 'intuition', where we're given a quantitative yardstick to evaluate an elusive qualitative, essentially emotional, approach to life's experiences.  But ok, I'll play--8 out of 10.  You, my very savvy friend, aim your hubs at women, so you may be surprised to see a man score himself so high on the scale.  It's simple:  I'm a poet, and the feminine side of my nature is probably more highly developed than in most men.  That's neither good nor bad, nor does it suggest I'm effeminate or gay, it's a simple evaluative comment based on how i respond to life.  Or should I say, how I respond to PEOPLE, because in my experience, that's where intuition comes most into play.  When I meet men and women, my inner barometer quite quickly registers a single word or phrase----"warm and open, phony, pretentious ass, sexy and available, sexy and hung-up, intelligent and humble, vicious and exploitative, sneaky, giving and naive, tough and honest, outgoing and caring, shy and nervous....."  I often have to qualify that intuitive response, but rarely am I completely wrong.

    Intuition, it should be noted, is not based on nothing.  "Nothing will come of nothing", said King Lear.  Some people--I think i'm one--filter enormous amounts of hard evidence in a nanoflash.  You meet a person--their dress, walk, smile, body language, handshake, attitude, voice, words, eye contact--all of this and more can register in seconds and result in your intuitive sense of that person, without you having any conscious awareness of ALL the factors that you've filtered, or the relative weighting you've unknowingly assigned to each factor.  "I trust not that Cassius--he hath a lean and hungry look."  And since there is this 'objective' fact-rooted basis for intuition--you can be deceived.  A skillful con-man knows all about the fact-rooted basis of intuition.  He DEPENDS on his skill at deliberately staging himself to be that which he is not, and in duping people like me into 'assigning' a favourable first response, and in speaking well of him to others.  He also knows that he must keep his time with intuitive people very BRIEF, because the facade will crack quickly....and the intuitive person wil see those cracks immediately.

    Generally, I trust my intuitions.  I pay attention.  I act accordingly.  When I haven't listened at all--usually to do with a woman--I've paid hugely.

    1. savvydating profile image93
      savvydatingposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      My dear moonfroth, I am not at all surprised to learn that you score yourself highly on the intuitive scale, not do I believe women are necessarily more intuitive than men. Smart is smart---no matter the sex. Anyway, you know how I love your savvy.

  3. Tusitala Tom profile image64
    Tusitala Tomposted 4 years ago

    Why a scale on 5 to 10?   Why not zero to 10?   It seems strange.

    Intuitive interpretations are generally instantaneous, whilst reasoning takes time (thought it might be only milliseconds)  Also, we might use intuition in some instances, for example, in meeting a stranger, and not in others, such as where to go on holiday.  So this is a pretty vague sort of question. 

    If you read Roberto Assigoli's book, The Act of Will, you will see that Intuition is the highest of the six 'Elements of the Mind,' the others being: Sensation, Emotion-Feeling, Impulse-Desire, Thought, and Imagination.

    Intuition comes from our Higher Self, and skips the filter of the Self-image or ego.   But it takes some discernment to realize what is really intuitive and what might simply be bias based on previous learning now hidden in the subconscious.

    Intuition...It's worth studying.

    1. savvydating profile image93
      savvydatingposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      The question is not so vague, sweetheart.. Intuition is something we really don't have to study much. We just have it and we utilize it, and trust it....or we don't. Nevertheless, discernment is a valuable gift.

  4. connorj profile image76
    connorjposted 4 years ago


    Indeed, if I can observe or hear the subject of my intuition the probability of my intuitive response being accurate is on the upper part of this scale, maybe an 8 or 9. Then again without this visual or audio my score may perhaps be within the lower range, 5 or 6. Now one could argue that my intuition is not true intuition because I am relying on a visual and/or oral input into my cranium before I provide my so-called "intuitive" response.

    1. savvydating profile image93
      savvydatingposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I'm not sure what you just said, (LOL) but it sounds deep. I like the quote----I included it in my explanation. Thanks for dropping by. I appreciate it.

  5. KEPitz1005 profile image60
    KEPitz1005posted 4 years ago

    I'm extremely sensitive to peoples' emotions, the atmosphere or 'vibe' of places, that sort of thing - so I have a lot of "stuff" going on inside that I have to feel. It IS a gift for the most part, but sometimes a curse when bombarded by toxic negativity.
    My intuition is the first thing I process in any given situation, and I don't ever second guess myself anymore. I trust my gut, and I will then combine what I feel with other information available from outside sources to make logical choices and take whatever action "feels" right. It generally turns out well, as opposed to second guessing - which almost always ends with regret.

    1. savvydating profile image93
      savvydatingposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I love the explanation you provided in your 2nd paragraph. I look forward to reading about your findings. Time to begin writing, KEPitz!

  6. quildon profile image75
    quildonposted 4 years ago

    Well, I'm a woman, so I guess it figures. I would say 9 because 9 times out of 10, my intuition is right on the button.

    1. savvydating profile image93
      savvydatingposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Angela, true intuition (and I'm not saying i have it) is a rare gift, and I've no doubt you honor your intuition with the respect it deserves.  (My intuition tells me so)  wink Thank you for stopping by. I wish we had more room for examples...

  7. ParadigmEnacted profile image73
    ParadigmEnactedposted 4 years ago

    Not one single bit. Except that it's guaranteed to be wrong. It helps in the sense of eliminating one possibility right off the bat.

    1. savvydating profile image93
      savvydatingposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Ha! Good one.


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