By: Erin Rose Hennessy
I have a knack for guessing television show or movie storylines before they actually happen.
When I was a teenager, my parents were watching a movie. I passed by the TV and stopped to watch for a few moments as a husband kissed his wife goodbye and left for a work trip.
“He’s cheating on her.” I said.
My mom, who had seen this movie before gasped, “How did you even know that?!”
Subtle signs, like the fact that he kissed his wife on the cheek before leaving her for a few days. Either they had intimacy problems, or he was cheating.
I was watching Revenge on Netflix the other day. They revealed that Charlotte’s father was not, in fact, her father, and Charlotte’s father was, in fact, the suspected terrorist – I had already guessed that. Three episodes prior.
Television shows have a hard time surprising me, and I have found – so does life. That’s part of being an Intuitive.
Intuitives take in information through patterns and impressions. They “read between the lines.” They “just know things” often without really understanding how they knew it. They think in abstract concepts. We differ from Sensors, because Sensors take in information through their five senses. They hear, see, smell, touch, or taste something and take in the information through concrete thinking.
I don’t use instruction manuals.
I can guess a person’s mood when they walk into the room.
I don’t often use facts and pro/con lists to make decisions. My gut knows. My gut doesn’t need proof.
I won a contest on 4th grade, we had to guess how many M&Ms were in a jar. My guess was not only the closest, it was within 10 M&Ms of the 500-plus amount.
Intuitives just know. We just get it. We rarely require explanation.
How about you? Do you think you’re more of an Intuitive or a Sensor?