There may have been times when you’ve witnessed your intuition being correct. Whether it was about someone you couldn’t trust, or about a dog you shouldn’t pet, our intuitive feelings often prove to serve for our own benefit. Whether you want to analyze intuition scientifically and label it as pattern recognition, or take the more mystical approach, it’s difficult to argue against its existence. Many of the theories you read here, and in other articles, are derived from an intuitive observation of human beings. We observe patterns that can be applied to those we aim to influence in life. Sometimes our intuition is tricked, and is incorrect. However, trusting your gut should never be advised against. Although the domain of human intuition becomes difficult to back with cold hard scientific facts, exploring and trusting it can give you an advantage over those who ignore it based on the lack of evidence for its existence.
This article is about addressing others’ intuition. Just like you, other people have intuitive feelings about the things they are exposed to in life. These feelings can be about you, about things you ask them to do, and about things you experience with them. For example, if you were to take a walk into the infamous ‘Suicide Forest’ northwest of Mount Fuji, your intuition may strike you to be creeped out. If you were to address this feeling and communicate it to the person that you’re with, they would be likely to agree with you. Your act of addressing their own intuitive feelings about the the forest being creepy will develop trust and camaraderie between the two of you.
Development of Trust
Should you ask someone to do something which goes against their intuition, you’ll experience push-back. Sometimes intuition tells us not to do something which may be beneficial to ourselves and others. For example, giving a presentation to a group of a hundred people likely goes against many people’s intuitive desires. However, sometimes we must give a presentation at work, or give a talk at a wedding. What’s then the best approach to calm someone, prepare them to perform, and make sure they execute? When you find someone being paralyzed by their intuitive fears, make sure to acknowledge them. Make it known that you know exactly what they feel via their intuition. Express your own intuitive feelings and see how they align with the intuitive feelings of the people you’re with.
The reason acknowledging others’ intuition develops trust is because it serves to develop a connection. You will both connect on an intuitive level, which is a powerful realm of connecting with other people. We tend to trust people who fear the same things we fear, and who love the same things we love. Even when it comes to being a fan of an artist, should you discover that the person sitting next to you at the library loves the same music that you do, you’ll develop a sense of trust in their decision-making going forward. People who make the same decisions that we make are trustworthy because they think like us. Showing that your intuition relays the same messages as another’s will communicate that they can trust your opinion on other things.
Should your opinion on unrelated matters depend on others changing their behavior, they’ll be more willing to trust your judgement and therefore make those changes. When attempting to change the behavior of another, be in tune with what their intuitive thoughts are surrounding the situation. Intuition, involves things they want to say which they choose not to or haven’t yet. If you’re able to predict what they think about the situation at hand, it’s best to address their concerns and honest thoughts. Should you be successful in doing so, you will increase the chances of them doing what you ask of them going forward.
Development of Camaraderie
Think back to a time you watched a scary movie with your significant other or your friends. Coming out of a genuinely frightening movie, we feel an increased sense of camaraderie with those who’ve experience the same thing we have. Those whose mind is shaped in similar ways to ours feel a sense of camaraderie towards us. Especially if the thoughts and experiences are frightening or uncomfortable, people find comfort in going through the same things with partners rather than by themselves.
The same seems to apply to those whose intuitive feelings you tap into. Since you prove to understand what they’re feeling on an intuitive level, they’ll naturally consider you as part of the same team. All the perks of developing a respectful camaraderie will be at your disposal. Your opinion will be taken seriously, and your words will have more staying power. Previously, we mentioned trust and how tapping into others’ intuitive feelings plays a role in that. The development of camaraderie by doing the same is a development of respect, which relates to trust but is its own domain.
Should you show that you’re in tune with others’ intuition, they’ll develop a respect for your other thoughts and opinions. It’ll be easier for your expertise in any given situation to be accepted by others, and you’ll be able to focus on the task at hand rather attempting to motivate others’ behavior to align with what your visions are.