Here's what Daryl Sharp says if this helpsAlso, in this case, why is the process of intuition supposed to be an unconscious thing? I mean, is it simply because it's more efficient for the brain to process lots of observed data on an automatic low level?
What is unclear is whether or not this relates primarily to the personal unconscious or the collective unconscious. Jung seems to dance around both, saying, for instance that Ni (and all introverted functions) relate at least on a small level to the influences of the archetypes. But I guess we can assume that since the archetypes will always take their form in an individual through complexes, that really the specific character of a person's intuition is generally always informed by their own personal unconscious.Intuition may receive information from within (for instance, as a flash of insight of unknown origin), or be stimulated by what is going on in someone else.The first is a perception of unconscious psychic data originating in the subject, the second is a perception of data dependent on subliminal perceptions of the object and on the feelings and thoughts they evoke.[Ibid., par. 771.]