5 July 2022, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Any replies to the organizer
1. Do you consider yourself to be intuitive and/or
2. When might intuition be reliable,
and when might it be unreliable?
3. What personality
types are most easily persuaded by their own intuition?
4. Who are some public figures who see themselves as intuitive
('gut instinct' types)? Is their confidence justified?
True love matches are famously supposed to be based on intuition
('... the glance across a crowded room'). Is this a myth? Who
does it work for? How durable is this kind of intuitive
attraction? Have you been gifted in this way?
aside, do personalities seem to be repelled or attracted because
the other party is intuitive and/or analytical? What are some
consequences of this?
7. When you seem to be influenced
by intuition (if you are) is it more likely to be of a negative
or a positive kind? Why?
8. Is there a difference in who
might be intuitive about events compared to who might be
intuitive about personalities? If so, why? Examples of how this
difference might play out in real life?
9. Is it possible
to teach analytical thinking to individuals with a strong
intuitive bias, or intuitive responses to excessively analytical
types? How would you go about that?
10. The stereotype of
some cultures is that logic and reason dominate while other
cultures are more given to intuitive responses. e.g. Think
northern and southern Europe. Do such stereotypes have any
foundation in fact? What is the evidence?
Emma Beddington (16 June 2022) "‘If you work hard and
succeed, you’re a loser’: can you really wing it to the top?"
The Guardian @
Jeremy Sutton (27 Aug 2020) "What Is Intuition and Why
Is It Important? 5 Examples". Positive Psychology @
"Herbert Simon’s research in the 1950s into the concept of
bounded rationality guides much of the work on intuition.
Simon suggested that people often make decisions – and reduce
their cognitive load – based on what is good enough. Rather
than arriving at complete and entirely correct answers, when
faced with specific tasks, we often resort to heuristics – or
rules of thumb – that help form intuitive judgments (Simon,
Karen Young (2015) "9 Ways to Tap Into Your
Intuition (And Why You’ll Want To)". Hey Sigund blog @
[Quote: "The human brain has two ‘operating systems’. The
first is quick, instinctual and effortless. This is where our
intuition lies. Intuition works by drawing on patterns
collected by our experience and when we have to make a quick
decision about whether something is real, fake, feels good,
feels bad, right or wrong, we draw on these patterns. It all
happens ‘offline’, outside our conscious awareness. The second
operating system is slower to respond. It’s more analytical
and deliberate and it’s conscious."]
published (May 21, 2016) "The Science of Intuition: How to
Measure 'Hunches' and 'Gut Feelings'". Live Science website @
[Quote: "Previous studies didn't actually measure intuition
because researchers didn't really know how to quantify it,
Pearson said. Instead, these studies relied on information
from questionnaires that asked people how they were feeling
while they made decisions, which is more of a reflection of
people's opinion of their intuition than an actual measurement
of it, Pearson said.
In the new research, however, Pearson
and his colleagues came up with a series of experiments to
determine whether people were using their intuition to help
guide their decision making or judgment. The researchers
defined intuition as the influence of "nonconscious emotional
information" from the body or the brain, such as an
instinctual feeling or sensation". ]