Day 16 of 365 Days of Being - Intuition & Self-Awareness Are Mutually Exclusive

Day 16 of 365 Days of Being

Having high intuition doesn't automatically mean higher self-awareness. The word "intuition" comes from Latin verb inter translated as consider or from late middle English word intuit, "to contemplate". 

Intuition is defined by Merriam Webster as 

1quick and ready insight 
2a immediate apprehension or cognition b knowledge or conviction gained by intuition c the power or faculty of attaining to direct knowledge or cognition without evident rational thought and inference 
 
I often encounter intuitives who struggle with communicating what their intuition tells them about themselves or how to communicate their findings to someone else. Jung said that a person in whom intuition was dominant, an "intuitive type", did not use their concrete sensory experience but an abstract intuitive one. An extroverted intuitive type, "the natural champion of all minorities with a future", orients themselves to new and promising but unproven possibilities, often leaving to chase after the new possibility before old ventures have borne fruit, oblivious to his or her own welfare in the constant pursuit of change.
Intuitives often use the words, "I feel" instead of "I think." "I went with my gut" is a common phrase, in advising others, we often use, "trust your intuition." 
Intuitives receive massive amounts of energetic downloads that can easily drain you, resulting in anxiety, depression or adrenal fatigue. It's also common for intuitives to shy away from people or crowds. Energetic mismanagement can be distressing. The lack of awareness can add to the distress.
Think of your intuition as a Google search engine and your awareness as a keyword. Without typing in the right keyword, all the information available remains inaccessible. For example, you sense someone isn't telling the whole truth, you don't immediately have the evidence to back it up. You prefer authenticity, you don't quite understand why there's a need to lie. You feel uncomfortable, the idea of vamoosing out of there ASAP seems really attractive. 
Without the awareness that sometimes people don't disclose the whole truth because of privacy or that many do think white lies are only being socially polite or some think being kind is not exposing the shadow sides of people. Or the awareness of self, when you have been too honest for your own good and it backfired. Being overly helpful when you assistance wasn't requested.  
Or perhaps not realising it triggers previous bad experiences that causes you to be defensive. Or maybe not realising you consider yourself a private person who doesn't share your vulnerabilities easily so it's  possible that others are similar as well. 
The person you spoke to is in no way distressed and yet you're. You find yourself unable to be around them, you also find many similarly fake people around, this is disillusioning. You are the common dominator in every situation, accepting the broken state of the world will alleviate your suffering, making it about the absolutes of right or wrong causes overthinking, you will find yourself back in the place you started. 
When the information from intuition is called into attention by the mind, filtered through your knowledge and previous experiences, you develop awareness. When this awareness manifest in concrete problem solving, it increases our emotional intelligence. Emotional Intelligence or EQ is the capacity to be aware of, control, and express one's emotions, and to handle interpersonal relationships judiciously and empathetically.
It's common for introverted intuitives to feel misunderstood and lonely, increasing awareness and subsequently emotional intelligence will result in less personal distress, drawing more like-minded friends to have those deep conversations that introverts so love. 


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