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This is a discussion on What is Intuition? within the ENFJ Forum - The Givers forums, part of the NF's Temperament Forum- The Dreamers category; Hi ENFJs! I'm testing an hypothesis. Please tell me to what degree (25%, 50%, 75% or 90% of the time) ...

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    INFJ - The Protectors

    What is Intuition?

    Hi ENFJs!

    I'm testing an hypothesis.

    Please tell me to what degree (25%, 50%, 75% or 90% of the time) that this is your experience of acquiring knowledge on a day-to-day using intuition:

    "Intuition is the ability to acquire knowledge without proof, evidence, or conscious reasoning, or without understanding how the knowledge was acquired"

    Thanks,
    Sun18 :o)



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    ENFJ - The Givers

    Hello Sun18,

    I thought the definition of intuition was unclear and/or vague which might prevent your sample from responding so I decided to help you out by sharing the following from the MBTI Manual 3rd edition:

    "Intuition refers to the perception of possibilities, meanings and relationships by way of insight. Jung characterized intuition as perception by way of the unconscious. Intuition may come to the surface of consciousness as a "hunch" or a sudden discovery of a pattern in seemingly unrelated events. Intuition permits perception beyond what is visible to the senses, including possible future events. People who prefer Intuition may develop the characteristics that can follow from that emphasis and become imaginative, theoretical, abstract, future oriented and original or creative. Persons oriented toward intuition may also become so intent on pursuing possibilities that they over look actualities."

    I use intuition so much that it is pretty much second nature at this point. I would say I use it AT LEAST 80% of the time throughout my daily life. Unfortunately intuition is a double edged sword and overuse can lead to a disconnect between "what is actuallyreal" and "what you perceive to be real." As a result I don't blindly trust my hunches and have learned to be skeptical of them. I have also had to learn how to manually override my auxiliary Ni to "shut my brain off" willingly choosing to engage tertiary Se in order to be more "present" in life which typically ends up with me having more fun.

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    ENFJ

    Put in simple terms, all intuition is, is the subconscious making decisions.

    As much as we think were in control, were not. You don't control your own breathing, you never choose your own thoughts, or your initial emotional reactions.

    The opening quote is faulty, because in order to make a subconscious decision, it's has to be amalgamation of everything you've encountered. In reality there is reason, logic, evidence, and proof, otherwise intuition wouldn't be useful. Otherwise we wouldn't have knowing.

    There's nothing to be acquired, it's all already there.

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    ENFJ

    Intuition is the art of being judgemental and feeling like a psychic when your judgements of the world and people turn out to be true.

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    INFJ - The Protectors

    Quote Originally Posted by Robert2928 View Post
    Hello Sun18,

    I thought the definition of intuition was unclear and/or vague which might prevent your sample from responding so I decided to help you out by sharing the following from the MBTI Manual 3rd edition:

    "Intuition refers to the perception of possibilities, meanings and relationships by way of insight. Jung characterized intuition as perception by way of the unconscious. Intuition may come to the surface of consciousness as a "hunch" or a sudden discovery of a pattern in seemingly unrelated events. Intuition permits perception beyond what is visible to the senses, including possible future events. People who prefer Intuition may develop the characteristics that can follow from that emphasis and become imaginative, theoretical, abstract, future oriented and original or creative. Persons oriented toward intuition may also become so intent on pursuing possibilities that they over look actualities."

    I use intuition so much that it is pretty much second nature at this point. I would say I use it AT LEAST 80% of the time throughout my daily life. Unfortunately intuition is a double edged sword and overuse can lead to a disconnect between "what is actuallyreal" and "what you perceive to be real." As a result I don't blindly trust my hunches and have learned to be skeptical of them. I have also had to learn how to manually override my auxiliary Ni to "shut my brain off" willingly choosing to engage tertiary Se in order to be more "present" in life which typically ends up with me having more fun.
    Does using your aux Ni drain you with prolonged use? Could you describe in detail of why/how it does? xD For myself, if I overuse Fe too much (I'm INFJ), then I would be completely drain and my day is revolved around a management of Fe usage [especially if a person works in a human related field as I do :( ]

    How about your Ti? I'm very curious about the function stacking of the ENFJ as I haven't came across too many to actually understanding the degree to how you guys use each function. Do you feel you engage in Ti a lot or does debating something you usually would not get yourself involved in? Thanks :)


     

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