Thursday, October 3, 2013
How does intuition work? What are the strengths and drawbacks of relying on one’s intuition? Do you believe individuals are wise to trust their intuition all the time? Why or why not?
Intuition is individuals knowing they are right, whether they are or not right (Myers, 2010). Basically, individuals do not use reasoned analysis because they always know something or things. When an individual uses intuition, what occurs is thinking and decision making without reasoning that occurs. A strength of relying on intuition is that an individual can make quick or snap judgments or decisions without a long drawn out thought process. A draw back to using intuition is that individuals neglect analytic reasoning, which can lead to unsound decisions. Another draw back is that using intuition can be misleading. I do not believe individuals are wise to trust their intuition all the time. Trusting one's intuition all the time will not result in good decisions. Individuals need both intuition and reason in order to make the best possible decisions in life. Intuition without any steps of analysis leads individuals to potential manipulation and opening themselves up to make errors and biases judgments. Intuition is a necessary part of life but is not always reliable.
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