I actually can relate to this.Yes, I have a really hard time explaining how I know mostly because I haven't analyzed how/why I know; I just know that I know! How to explain that?! And fact...grr...I hear/absorb them and take everything else I know into consideration almost in an instant (it seems though new information will continue to be processed -- the door is never really "closed" on an issue, not usually), so I don't remember the exact place I hear/read/watched it sometimes or the exact number and it frustrates me a lot when people press me for this information because I'm certain I know it and that it's true; it pisses me off when I'm challenged on it.
This is the number one thing that bothers me in debates, though I have to say I have learned that my "intuition" is so freaking right it's scary because when I have a "hunch" and look it up...the figures and facts are always there to back up what I've said.
Intuition isn't a feeling (not in this way), it's an abstract way of gaining and sifting through information -- and not in a careless way; in a very thoughtful way though it isn't always done in a way that I'm consiously aware that's what I'm doing.
Short answer: yes, it's freaking hard to explain how I just "know" things about people or things. Frustratingly hard and few people will listen to me try to verbalize the process or my explanation, especially since it's rarely conventional.
My intuition is explained thusly: being able to figure out how things work, without reading the instruction manual.When you are explaining how you know something is true to others, which you arrived at intuitively, how do you explain how you got there to others? Do you fear it'll sound weird/invalid?
Yea same here. It's like I make up logical reasons after I had decided on something. The idea was formed in my head long ago, but when i'm talking to someone about it I give them a reason or two which i just created on the spot so that I don't sound like a wierdo, but in the end i still do.If someone really wants to push me to come with a why, I can usually give them a reason that makes sense to them and that does explain some part of my reasoning, just not all/most of it.
agreed. i wish i listened to my intuition more. when i do, it often proves to be right.If I were to explain it personally, intuition usually comes from a calm, ''just knowing'' sensation that gives you sudden clarity. I cannot expand on the explanation, but it is just there as if it's at a side of a compass. Ironically, when I start to wonder if I'm crazy about getting a sudden insight like that, that's usually when I will find out later that it turns out to be correct.
It can be a source of inner conflict, but trusting in intuition comes from experiences and a certain amount of inner strength.