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In this episode Joel and Antonia explain the difference between Introverted Intuition and Extraverted Intuition.

In this podcast you’ll find:

  • Intuition is an effectively advanced pattern recognition. It is a learning style basically speculating the train of thought following what’s behind the curtain.
  • Intuitives are not the majority so the world is not designed for them.
  • People who have sensory learning styles aren’t comfortable speculating. They want more information to be safe and secure.
  • We don’t have enough explanation why some people see the world profoundly
  • Everyone uses intuition to some degree.
  • Intuition isn’t judgmental. Its nature is really just trying to understand what’s happening behind the curtain.
  • Inside us, our intuition is working in conjunction with our mind’s ability to evaluate the information it takes in. All by itself, intuition is totally non-judgemental. It’s simply a process of learning.
  • 2 types of intuition: Introverted vs Extraverted Intuition
  • Introverted Intuitive Style = Perspective. Perspectives have the ability to watch their own minds form a pattern. When they hear people talk or do something, their mind will shift into the other person’s perspective and get a sense of what’s going on.
  • Perspective users oftentimes don’t reveal this kind of genius. They almost have the ability to predict future events.
  • In perspectives, you are able to see how large groups of people are going to react.
  • The process of learning takes some time to develop. Perspectives are very easy to be distracted. It’s almost like a fragile process sometimes. If there’s a lot of sensory input, it’s hard to stay focused because it’s a fragile process.
  • When working on problem, they wouldn’t know how they arrived at the solution. If they get distracted, they might never be able to pick up the trail again.
  • Out of the 25%, only 10% are using perspectives.
  • Perspective people tend to have a lot of one sided relationships and so they have very unique needs.
  • Because they don’t have that many people who understand how it works, it’s difficult for them to rise up to become better version of themselves.
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  • Extraverted Intuition = Exploration. Unlike perspectives who are slow paced, exploration on the other hand, is more about exploring the world and understanding patterns on the outside world. They tend to be very interactive and engaging.
  • They’re able to understand the connections and relationships to things that other people don’t. It’s about new connections.
  • Intuition is interested in speed of information and depth of insight. Both types of intuition do this but Exploration is more inclined to speed of information and Perspectives likes the depth of insights.
  • The world needs both styles of intuition. Without this, we would actually stagnate.
  • The more you give yourself permission and make your intuition more powerful and strong, you could be truly unstoppable in making great things.

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  • Freya
    • Freya
    • July 14, 2017 at 11:37 pm

    Thanks for another fascinating podcast! Your descriptions of the “perspectives” intuitive and the “exploration” intuitive both resonate for me. Is it possible for one person to use both?

    Maybe I’m just confused about what “perspectives” intuition is. The process that happens in my mind is really just a kind of imaginative empathy. (I’m an INFP.) I’ve observed enough people over my lifetime that I’m now pretty good at hearing what they don’t say, and at seeing what’s actually going on for them below the surface. If they tell me about an emotional experience they’re having, I can often imagine other related feelings & thoughts that they’ve probably had. That lets me respond to them in ways that feel surprisingly insightful to some people. (Sometimes people actually tell me that I make them feel very seen and heard.) Is that what the “perspectives” intuition is? For me, it’s not a slow process, and it’s more about being attuned to the other person than it is about me looking inward.

    You mentioned how some of us end up with a lot of one-sided relationships: that’s me in spades. I’m always wishing that the other person would make me feel as “heard” as I make them feel, but it rarely happens. I tend to be lonely.

    I think this process is one reason why I’ve always loved performing in the theatre: because I’m good at hearing and communicating subtext.

    Thanks again - I’m excited to learn more about this! :)

  • Sheila
    • Sheila
    • May 31, 2017 at 12:11 pm

    Here’s what I think might be a perfect example for Ne in its optimal action (perhaps in combination with some helpful Te):

  • Heidi GK
    • Heidi GK
    • April 13, 2017 at 1:26 am

    Hello Antonia and Joel!

    Thank you so much for your suggestion to review the differences of Ne and Ni.

    Like Veronica and Mary above I’m fairly certain of having the preferences of INFP yet I deeply relate with especially the ‘slowness’, depth and distractibility of the the Ni… If I understand correctly, my co-pilot is Ne and therefore not as developed as my driver Fi.

    I am wondering how my driver Fi function relates to the Ni function and maybe there are common threads. I can take a 360 perspective easily and naturally focusing in on maximizing the good qualities of the situation. Then I use a process I call ‘marinate’. And at some time later out pops a fully detailed synthesis of what collected and it makes sense by feeling right. I used this process through architecture school and honed it to the point of trusting my results.

    I just found your material this last month and it all has been incredibly supportive in helping me determine my next steps. You’ll hear from me again for sure.

    All the best,

  • Diane
    • Diane
    • January 12, 2017 at 9:26 am

    I thoroughly enjoyed the podcast discussion explaining the difference between Perspectives and Exploration. I totally related to your description of Perspectives and listened in awe to your description of Exploration. The only thing that jumped out as odd to me was when you said Dr. House uses Exploration to diagnose his patients. I have always read that he is an INTJ. The reasoning used in the Facebook post to type Sherlock Holmes and Dr. House as INTPs makes so much sense. Especially when Antonia referred to “pattern recognition in the ‘outer world’”. I was relieved to see this as I could never relate to House’s behavior, nor the speed with which he could make intuitive connections.

  • Liana
    • Liana
    • September 5, 2016 at 3:16 am

    Hi Joel and Antonia. I’m an INFJ and I’m also Freshman in college. I really enjoy listening to your podcasts. All the topics you cover about the human condition really fascinate me and I love sharing the knowledge you guys provide with other people. Now that I have language to discuss topics that are interesting to me, I experience less anxiety. Anyway, I know this question may be hard to answer but do you know WHY introverted intuition is one of the last cognitive functions to have evolved? It’s cool but annoying because fewer people think like me… Thanks! Keep up the good work!!!

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