I found this Forbes article fascinating about intuition as a form of intelligence by Bruce Kassanoff.
Kassanoff states that if you do “a deep dive into a subject and study numerous possibilities, you are exercising intelligence when your gut instinct tells you what is – and isn’t – important.” He also cites Gard Gigerenzer, author of the book Gut Feelings: The Intelligence of the Unconscious, that intuition is less about suddenly “knowing” the right answer and more about instinctively understanding what information is unimportant and can thus be discarded.
I call this “informed intuition.” Have you ever investigated a situation, completed a thorough analysis and not known the answer immediately? Then later, perhaps when you’re walking the dog or taking a shower, you allow sub-conscious or “intuition” to tell you the answer? Intuition is real and powerful. It works best when it is informed. Otherwise, it’s merely a guess.
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