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In this episode, Joel and Antonia talk about the stages of an intuitive awakening and call for you to share the stages of your awakening story.

In this podcast you’ll find:

  • Intuitive Awakening program
  • Intuitive Awakening Community
  • Sensors can have an intuitive awakening.
  • Everyone has intuition somewhere in their cognitive function stack.
  • We foresee a wave of Intuition much like the recent introvert wave.
  • The intuitive awakening is going to happen on a societal level, but it also occurs on a personal level.
  • What stages of an intuitive awakening have you experienced?
  • 25% of the population in intuitive – 75% is Sensor.
  • The world is set up for the majority of the population – Sensors.
  • It’s like being left hand dominant in a right-hand dominant world.
  • Intuitives are always going to feel kind of alien.
  • Intuition may show up as intelligence or awareness.
  • You may feel more aware and intelligent than everyone else at times.
  • Other times, you may feel utterly inept with things other people do with ease.
  • You think different. You see things others don’t understand.
  • The first level of the intuitive awakening is Pre-awareness.
  • This is where someone knows on some level that they are different.
  • a lot of people live their entire lives in this pre-awareness level.
  • Some intuitive blending may occur at this level.
  • Intuitive Blending: The tendency to ignore your intuitive abilities and try to blend in with others.
  • Ignoring the pattern recognition or doubting it because other people don’t mirror it back.
  • SPs in the pre-awareness phase call themselves Instinctive.
  • SJs in the pre-awareness phase define themselves as Creative.
  • For some intuitives, the pre-awareness phase can come with some bitter narrative because of the feeling of isolation and alienation.
  • Once someone awakens to the concept of intuitive vs sensation, most intuitives see it as a game changer.
  • It explains why they have always felt different.
  • The iNtuitive/Sensor dichotomy is powerful.
  • Like the Introvert/Extravert dichotomy.
  • Once people realize why they feel different, they tend to blame the other side.
  • Introverts blame extraverts for making them feel flawed.
  • Intuitives blame sensors for the same thing.
  • Once we go from pre-awareness to actual awareness, it is the intuitive awakening.
  • A lot of people get stuck here, too.
  • “I’ve been oppressed my whole life!”
  • Not all Extraverts are sociopaths.
  • It is hard when someone is in pain not to project intent.
  • Most things are not a people problem; it is a system problem.
  • Gregory Bateson “When we don’t see systems, we break them.”
  • Once someone becomes aware that their mind is wired differently, it is easy to go from bitterness to superiority.
  • Superiority gives us an emotionally satisfying hit.
  • This level of awakening is merely awareness. Not a lot of effort involved.
  • Another part of this stage is the awareness that there are others out there like you.
  • The next phase is to move into skill development with your intuition.
  • There are two flavors of intuition – Extraverted and Introverted Intuition
  • Skill development puts practical discipline with your intuition.
  • It’s not about raw talent.
  • The second level is about the raw talent. That is why there is bitterness.
  • Data, Information, Knowledge, Wisdom
    • Data = Pre-awareness —> Unconscious Incompetence
    • Information = Intuitive Awakening —> Conscious Incompetence
    • Knowledge = Applied information —> Conscious Competence
  • Information has limitations.
  • Having info at first feels like a game changer, then it doesn’t.
  • Once we pass the relief phase, information stops doing anything for us.
  • Info doesn’t move the needle on happiness or improving a person’s life, especially if there is bitterness.
  • Just because you are intuitive doesn’t mean your intuition is always right.
  • Push it to its limitations. Allow it to fail, then calibrate. Push again.
  • It isn’t just a god given right; it’s a muscle that requires exercise.
  • You know in which context your intuition does the best.
  • Developing judging processes compliment our intuition.
  • Intuition is limited without those judging processes.
  • Self-esteem develops in this third level of skill building.
  • The final stage of the Intuitive Awakening – Intuitive Integration.
  • Wisdom = Intuitive Integration —> Unconscious Competence.
  • After the skill development, we integrate intuition in our entire persona.
  • The ebb and flow in a world that isn’t designed for you.
  • The world is getting more complex.
  • Our honed and skilled pattern recognition will help the world become a better place.
  • Wisdom knows when to use knowledge.
  • Sometimes your intuition isn’t the right tool for the job.
  • You can tell somebody has integrated their intuition when the world around them is accommodating to them.
  • You stop seeing the world as a Sensor world tailored only to Sensors.
  • You create an intuitive world around you.
  • There are plenty of opportunities to craft the life that is right for you.
  • Stop apologizing for yourself and seeing yourself at the receiving end of other people’s behavior.
  • Start seeing yourself as a creator of your reality.
  • Recognize what in your life needs to change to accommodate your intuition and what doesn’t need to change.
  • In integration, we loop back to pre-awareness and stop seeing the distinctions in the world.
  • We integrate all the aspects of life and realize that all of us have some level of intuition and sensing.
  • Sensors may start out denigrating intuitives or wish they were intuitive.
  • “Don’t think I’m not smart just because I’m a Sensor.”
  • There can be some pain in the pre-awareness phase for Sensors, too.
  • Their awakening is that they have a form of intuition themselves.
  • Skill development can come with visiting their intuitive process and exploring the tension between it and the Sensing function.
  • Make space for the intuitives in your life to shine.
  • Sensors can also use intuition as part of their aspiration.
  • They are going to get messages from the intuitive part of them.
  • ESFP Profiler Training student teaches language.
  • Introverted Intuition is usually really good at understanding the abstraction of language.
  • The ESFP integrated her intuitive part by teaching language in a more interesting, physical way.
  • Spanish Lessons with Emily
  • In pre-awareness, sensors may either reject their intuition or overvalue it.
  • In integration, a Sensor can calibrate their intuition and know when to listen and when to reject.
  • If you are a Sensor that feels you have gone thru an intuitive awakening, please tell us your story.
  • Is there a phase we missed in our discussion about the intuitive awakening?
  • Share your story.

In this episode, Joel and Antonia talk about the stages of an intuitive awakening and call for you to share the stages of your awakening story. #podcast #intuitiveawakening #intuition

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  • Antonia Dodge
    • Antonia Dodge
    • March 7, 2018 at 8:18 pm

    When you zoom in and start slicing/dicing there are a lot of differences between all the types, cognitive functions, where they fall in function stacks, etc…

    This concept is focused on one layer, intuition, and primarily how it manifests as a dichotomy. To focus on a single angle doesn’t ignore all the other angles that can be taken.


  • Candace
    • Candace
    • March 8, 2018 at 12:48 am

    Hey guys, thanks for sharing these knowledge and podcast. ENFP here. I often forget or deliberately remove myself from involvement with the development / personality community because there’s a lot of inflated egos around, a lot of cries for healing, and it gets too much for me to handle. It’s nice to just listen to you two speak authentically about things on such a grounded yet valid world.

    I had an intj mentor going into university and he introduced me to the mbti. I was a student leader where I got to see that my ideas played into reality, I was encouraged largely to expand the champion and inspirer energy an enfp has. So I never really grasped the dichotomy of an intuitive mind in a sensor majority world. However I think Ne when it’s too much in the clouds, is rather dangerous. A lot of questions were thrown about the validity of my ideas, what they would derive, results and paired with some insecurities about my mostly hype-py and fluffy leadership style I think that’s where I crashed and burnt really badly.

    Now as a graduate I still have a lot of the skills I learnt and identified roles which I can best contribute in. But I do know as well the competencies I have to build. I think that’s the compensation or permission or validation I seek in order to allow my intuition to not only show up, but show up in way it influences others. It’s something I’m struggling now with, this permission I seek.

    how I can “save the world”?
  • Amy Francis
    • Amy Francis
    • March 6, 2018 at 4:10 pm


    My story might be a bit different in that I grew up in a family of intuitives. Half if not most of my extended family (first cousins, uncles, aunts, grandparents) is intuitive, almost all of my high school friends were intutive. My problem in childhood was the way I saw myself: I felt like I wasn’t smart because I didn’t get A averages like my friends, I wasn’t “gifted” like my siblings, I couldn’t grasp psychics and metaphysics like my dad and sister, wasn’t as creative or artistically prolific as my brother, etc. etc. So, one issue was my self-esteem and another was equating sensor with intellectual deficiency, which is a bad idea.

    It took me until the age of 25 to recognize I wasn’t a sensor. I worked in an administrative position, where I got to experience more administrative-oriented sensors in their element. It became clear that they had a genius I not only didn’t share but actually felt quite clumsy trying to use. I retook the MBTI test in prep. for a Myers-Briggs workshop and announced I was an intuitive. “Of course you are,” said the instructor.

    Working with/for sensors helped me recognize my intuition. But what really helped me appreciate and own my intuition was my relationship with my faith tradition. In my early twenties I was heavily involved in ministry and had also grown up in a religious home. As I tried to live “the right way” in the context of my spiritual tradition as an adult, I noticed two emergents: (1) My life had become socially, experientially and intellectually insular. I started to feel stifled every day and longed for new experiences. (2) I noticed that many of the more devoted people in this religion acted like new, unfamiliar ideas were taboo and scary. “We need to be careful…” or, “Well, that’s just a theory” was what they’d start to say anytime I brought up something interesting I’d been thinking about. I sensed an underlying protectiveness against new ideas and I saw how people who wanted to breathe new life into spiritual concepts with their own original/convergent thinking were resisted and metaphorically boo’ed. The attitude seemed to be that any exploration of ideas that fell outside of what was considered orthodox had to be immediately explained away as wrong or dismissed as too dangerous. Like, “we’ve already figured everything out, you just need to figure out what WE’VE figured out and you’re good.” I have huge respect for the people in my life who happen to think this way, and, I came to a point where I could stop being pissed off and accept I simply disagreed with them and that was okay. It was more important for me to listen to myself and give my intuition some room to explore.

    To bring this story full circle, my experience with push-back against my intuition probably helped me trust in my own intelligence more than anything else. Childhood insecurity cured ;)

    <3 Amy

  • Jan
    • Jan
    • March 7, 2018 at 2:35 pm

    Hi, isn’t there a rather big difference between intuitive feelers and intuitive thinkers ?

  • Aline Brännmark
    • Aline Brännmark
    • March 6, 2018 at 2:15 pm

    Amazing podcast guys! I’ve listen to it two times already and I can relate to it so much. I think my awakning started about 2 years ago.
    In my teen years I felt so lonly, that no one understood me and most of the time I felt like an outcast. This lead to alot of bitterness and that all others were just stupid sheeps that couldn’t think for them selfs, just followed the herd. Now when I look back I can see how arrogant I was, no wounder no one wanted to be around me.
    About 2 years ago I had a breakdown after years of depression and I spent a month in a phych ward, I had hit my bottom and then and there I made the concionss decision to change my way of looking at the world instead of waiting for the world to change.

    I started with creating a new way of thinking and my new life motto became “The only thing you reallycan know is that you don’t know everything.” I started to listen to other people, people that I before would have written of as stupid, I really listen to them. I started to appretiate people for who they were and found that most people have good characteristics if you just give them the chance to show it.

    The next step in my journey was when I found out about personality theorys, acually when I found peronality hacker around 3 months ago. I don’t remember but I think it was Antonia that said this, “people don’t wan’t to annoy you, they are just wired different” It was such a aha feeling when I heard that. That people don’t wan’t to be differcult, our brains are diffrent. I’ve read almost all articles and listen to all podcast here on PH.

    I definetly not saying that I feel totally awaken in my intution, but I will continue to work forward with it, and now I feel like I really have a tool to help me in the journey.

    Ps. I just wan’t to send a special thank you to Antonia, I’m also an ENTP female and it makes me so happy to listen to her thoughts and finally there is someone that firstly see things in a similar way as me, and secondly someone who have made me see that it is okay to be a thinking female (my family consist of 3 other feelers). So just, thank you so much to both of you for making an amazing work! Lots of love!

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