The Four Types of Intuition

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Do you have trouble tuning into your intuition? From anxiety to social influences to overtly negative thinking, it can be tough to discern where your true intuition lies. One thing that may help is knowing what kind of intuition you have.

Here are four places your real inner voice may live.



If inspiration comes quickly or your intuition seems to tell you a lot at once, you are claircognizant. Claircognizant people don’t know how they know things - but they do, and they’re often right. These are people who look at unfamiliar, complex situations and rapidly reverse-engineer them. 


What to watch out for: Claircognizant-dominant people may feel compelled to strike while the iron’s hot. This makes sense since they often get insight they swear “comes out of nowhere”.



Your intuition can present itself as an inner voice using words in your language. In fact, no matter what type of intuition comes most naturally to you, there’s usually a little clairaudience at work. The language is typically straightforward and provides a clear answer or opinion on what you’re facing.


What to watch out for: Relying on clairaudience can be tough for people who struggle with anxiety, depression, or stress. It would be best to develop other types of intuition further if you find yourself tuning into the consistently negative voice masking your true intuition. 



Many people liken intuition to a “gut feeling” and this is what clairsentience is. For some, their intuition can manifest in the body as the feeling their intuition is picking up. It may just be a reaction to what they sense (such as the stomach “dropping” when they receive a warning). Or, it could mirror what they are sensing. For example, you get physically excited when you look at a gift you know someone would love - your intuition is telling you this is what the recipient would feel.


What to watch out for: Clairsentience can become draining fast if there are intense situations at play. The clairsentient-dominant person may become too affected by the physical sensations their intuition gives them and isolate themselves. 



Clairvoyance makes you think of psychics, but most people are a little clairvoyant. Clairvoyant intuition lets you see the unseen. For instance, you are hiking in the forest and come to cross an old bridge over a creek. Your subconscious picked up on some broken boards. Your clairvoyant intuition showed you a picture of yourself falling through the bridge and into the creek. 


You are capable of great visualization, often representative of what lies beneath. If you’re under a lot of pressure, you may unintentionally see yourself shouldering a boulder. If you’re in love, you are visually dancing in a field of flowers and butterflies - or whatever the cinematic equivalent of those emotions is to you. 


What to watch out for: Clairvoyants need to remember that what they are seeing isn’t necessarily the final outcome. They may view their vision as concrete truths instead of mere possibilities. Their visualizations may also be a fair bit more dramatic than the reality of the situation, which can lead to overreacting. 


Tune Into Your Intuition

A lot of us rely on a blend of any of the four types of intuition above. Whether you seek to balance or strengthen your intuition, Silent Mind creates the tools that make it possible. To refine clairvoyance, soften clairsentience, trust clairaudience, or boost claircognizance, you must improve your powers of focus and discernment. Daily mindfulness, commanded by your singing bowl, is key.


Which of the four types of intuition is strongest for you? What are the advantages and disadvantages? Let us know in the comments. 


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