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This is a discussion on INFJ Intuition: Premonition? within the INFJ Forum - The Protectors forums, part of the NF's Temperament Forum- The Dreamers category; So I have been trying to understand INFJ judgment. I feel that this happens to me in certain difficult situations ...

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    INFJ - The Protectors

    INFJ Intuition: Premonition?

    So I have been trying to understand INFJ judgment. I feel that this happens to me in certain difficult situations (i.e., I'm reading things into people's behaviors much against my own will). There have been really eerie times when I've been totally right.

    But the rest of the time, I feel like I need to repress my interpretations of events because 1) unless I have proof I may be wrong 2) because my interpretations can cause bad reactions so I do the REBT thing of accepting other people's behaviors as their responsibility.

    Nevertheless, I do feel I'm getting information about the world that I'm not handling very usefully. Is there any way to start taking whatever my intuition seems to tell me and use it in some way? I have often found directly asking people is a dead end, because they're unlikely to be truthful or self-aware and typically defensive.
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    INFJ - The Protectors

    Well... when you find out, let us know. Most of our "premonitions" don't buy a car. They just buy a good conversation.

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    INFJ


    One thing is our intuition and another very different is premonitions. I have both. The first one is an INFJ thing but the prrmonitions feels very different. For me are like imagenes or flashes about the future life of yours of another person. You actually see in your mind what is going to happen. Intuition is not premonition.
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    INFJ - The Protectors

    I wasn't really suggesting that I could see the future. (I don't believe that that is possible.) I do however think INFJ intuition MAY be able to recognize patterns so thoroughly as to be somewhat predictive -- like premonition. Or at least, tell me things about people they aren't revealing or don't know about themselves.

    Often the problem I have is lack of experience to really understand what's going on around me.
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    Unknown

    I know exactly what you're talking about. I don't think I can predict the future, but I'm always trying to do it anyways and I come pretty close to what happens. It's like I know what someone is going to do before they do it. The other day I had this gut feeling that someone at work wasn't going to do a certain important job they usually do with no problems and they didn't, and it became a big mess. Normally I would of said something to this person ahead of time because it feels like a moral obligation to do so, but it can be tiresome knowing how events are about to unfold because you can see it in your mind, and tiring to be vigilantly staying on top of people to keep the ship on course. I often feel: Why aren't people getting what I get? I agree with you though that it is probably based on subtle environmental clues that I barely pay attention to. It's also really difficult to describe to people. It's like I can see where things are going wrong and how to prevent it.

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    Unknown Personality

    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmers View Post
    I know exactly what you're talking about. I don't think I can predict the future, but I'm always trying to do it anyways and I come pretty close to what happens. It's like I know what someone is going to do before they do it. The other day I had this gut feeling that someone at work wasn't going to do a certain important job they usually do with no problems and they didn't, and it became a big mess. Normally I would of said something to this person ahead of time because it feels like a moral obligation to do so, but it can be tiresome knowing how events are about to unfold because you can see it in your mind, and tiring to be vigilantly staying on top of people to keep the ship on course. I often feel: Why aren't people getting what I get? I agree with you though that it is probably based on subtle environmental clues that I barely pay attention to. It's also really difficult to describe to people. It's like I can see where things are going wrong and how to prevent it.
    I kind of think sometimes you can bring the issue up, and here is where you use interaction skills creatively, I find stricking a conversation and guiding it on the subject indirectly works best unless the other party is very intuitively savvy. ...or if the course of action seems to be bound to take place anyway you prepare yourself mentally for the fallout. If it's something upsetting to you personally you can use the time to learn acceptance of what seems to be around the corner. Sometimes it's just confusing. I still think back to some points in history and wonder at times if I could have handled it better. :(
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    INFJ - The Protectors

    And the other problem I have is just thinking that the best strategy is to keep it to myself, but it's repressive at times.... :(

    I also actually think I know the reasons for it sometimes, like I see expressions in people's faces, etc. But if I tell people about my observations they think I'm being hypercritical or judgmental, and maybe to them, it's not even proof, but it's like clockwork to me.
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    Unknown

    Quote Originally Posted by arystarca View Post
    And the other problem I have is just thinking that the best strategy is to keep it to myself, but it's repressive at times.... :(

    I also actually think I know the reasons for it sometimes, like I see expressions in people's faces, etc. But if I tell people about my observations they think I'm being hypercritical or judgmental, and maybe to them, it's not even proof, but it's like clockwork to me.
    The other thing I've noticed is that you can't really just tell people because it is hard to guage how doing that will affect the course of events, as well as how people might respond, which reminds me of a funny story.

    My wife doesn't like it when I tell her how to drive, which I don't really do, but it seems that way to her because I'll tell her to do something when I think she doesn't notice something in her environment. I'll say, "Brakes!" and she's yell back,"I KNOW!" lol. It cracks me up because she doesn't want me to say anything, yet when she is about to cause an accident, she is more offended that I warned her about it than nearly causing an accident. I also know that she wasn't paying attention, but she denies it and acts as if she would've caught it anyways. But it is because I'm aware of when she is unaware that I decide to act.

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    Unknown Personality

    Quote Originally Posted by arystarca View Post
    And the other problem I have is just thinking that the best strategy is to keep it to myself, but it's repressive at times.... :(

    I also actually think I know the reasons for it sometimes, like I see expressions in people's faces, etc. But if I tell people about my observations they think I'm being hypercritical or judgmental, and maybe to them, it's not even proof, but it's like clockwork to me.
    Sounds familiar. :( Though to me something seems so inevitable, like watching a car coming in slow motion and running to pull someone whose unaware they're in for a collision off the road, the person in question will think it's just an opinion or a guess etc. and it's incredibly frustrating! Sometimes you just feel really helpless and upset in those situations and wish you could just zap what you see into their skulls with some science fictiony mind ray, but it just doesn't work that way. I've been on the receiving end of it too regarding my own life (thanks, ENFJ buddies ...and sorry), so I can also relate to the people in question. They're just stuck in a mindset or emotion and it's not going to happen.

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    INFP - The Idealists

    Quote Originally Posted by arystarca View Post
    And the other problem I have is just thinking that the best strategy is to keep it to myself, but it's repressive at times.... :(

    I also actually think I know the reasons for it sometimes, like I see expressions in people's faces, etc. But if I tell people about my observations they think I'm being hypercritical or judgmental, and maybe to them, it's not even proof, but it's like clockwork to me.
    god, I hear ya. I rarely offer my true opinion yet I often find out I'm dead-on later. I feel like I could give people advice yet I've been silent so long I never do. I also worry about being judgemental.
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