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The Hidden Power of Intuition: Gender Insights Revealed!

The Hidden Power of Intuition: Gender Insights Revealed!

Intuition as a potent form of inner wisdom.

It’s an unflinching truth teller committed to our well-being. You can experience intuition as a gut feeling, hunch, a physical sensation, a snapshot-like flash, or a dream. Always a friend, it keeps a vigilant eye on our bodies, letting us know if something is out of synch.

Intuition is something many of us rely on for snap judgments and often life-altering decisions. A 2008 study in the British Journal of Psychology defined intuition as what happens when the brain draws on past experiences and external cues to make a decision — but it happens so fast that the reaction is at an unconscious level.

In my book Guide to Intuitive Healing: Five Steps to Physical, Emotional, and Sexual Wellness I discuss the neuroscience of intuition. An important aspect of this is that there are neurotransmitters in the gut that can respond to environmental stimuli and emotions in the present — it’s not just about past experiences. When those neurotransmitters fire, you may feel the sensation of “butterflies” or uneasiness in your stomach. Researchers theorize that “gut instinct,” which sends signals to your brain, plays a large role in intuition.

Women’s Intuition

Scientists believe intuition operates through the right side of our brain, the brain’s hippocampus and through our gut (digestive system has neurons as well). A women’s corpus collosum, the connective white matter that connects our left and right brain hemispheres together, is thicker than men’s. This gives women better and faster abilities to access each hemisphere, further integrating their emotions and gut feelings with the more logical, decision making functions of the left hemisphere. Basically, women’s brains are actually optimized for rapid intuitive decision making. Women often tend to be psychologically more in touch with their emotions and are more likely to integrate hunches, emotional intuitions about people with the functions of logic.

Because men have a thinner corpus collosum they are more compartmentalized in their thinking and less about to move back and forth from intuition to logic. Also women are encouraged to be receptive to their inner thoughts, so it appears that they have more intuition than men. The reality is, girls are often praised for being sensitive while boys are urged to be more linear in their thinking rather than listening to their feelings.

So how do you tune in? First, pay attention to your physical responses. For example, you may be trying to decide if you should take a new job that pays twice the salary as your current one. Your head says ‘Of course! That’s a lot of money,’ but you notice that you feel a little sick to your stomach or exhausted. That’s an intuitive cue that you should step back and really examine the offer.

You also need to make sure you aren’t mistaking strong emotions for intuition. Fear, desire, and panic can all get in the way of intuition. It’s important to really focus on one’s inner voice.

References:

Isenberg, Daniel J. (Nov-Dec 1984). Intuition Makes For Superior Management Decisions, How Senior Managers Think, Harvard Business Review, Harvard Business School study

Hodgkinson, G. P., Langan-Fox, J., & Sadler-Smith, E. (2008). Intuition: A fundamental bridging construct in the behavioural sciences. British Journal of Psychology, 99(1), 1–27. https://doi.org/10.1348/000712607X216666

Wei Bao, Yunhong Wang, Tingting Yu, Jiarong Zhou, Junlong Luo, (2022). Women rely on “gut feeling”? The neural pattern of gender difference in non-mathematic intuition, Personality and Individual Differences, Volume 196. ScienceDirect https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2022.111720.

Oakley, Colleen, Reviewed by Farrell, Patricia A. PhD (2012). The Power of Female Intuition: Just what is that 6th sense that sometimes guides you? And what’s the best way to tune in? WebMD Archives. https://www.webmd.com/balance/features/power-of-female-intuition

Credit

Dr. Orloff is a psychiatrist, an empath, and is on the UCLA Psychiatric Clinical Faculty. She synthesizes the pearls of traditional medicine with cutting edge knowledge of intuition, energy, and spirituality. Dr. Orloff also specializes in treating empaths and highly sensitive people in her private practice. Dr. Orloff’s work has been featured on The Today Show, CNN, the Oprah Magazine and USA Today. Source Here

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