|Definition for the Left Brain|
Since intuition has many subtle dimensions, it is an elusive subject. This page summarizes the many perspectives for defining intuition. In spite of the challenge, interest in this theme has risen steadily in recent years both among the general public and many professional groups.
In particular, this interest is widespread among practitioners. Recent studies show that most business leaders recognize the importance of intuition. World wide over 60% of managers report they use intuition as much as if not more than rationality in business dealings.
Perspectives on Intuition
The publication "Discovering and Understanding Intuition" reviews popular and academic writings on the nature of intuitive experience. That paper, which can be found on the author's publications webpage, approaches the various ideas about intuition in terms of five perspectives which are highlighted here:
Combining all five perspectives offers a comprehensive framework for understanding intuitive experience. This multi perspective approach retains more of the subtle qualities of intuitive knowing than typical definitions. The intuition journaling method presented elsewhere on this site uses this framework to ensure a thorough exploration of the subtle dimensions of an intuitive experience.