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    INTJ

    Getting answers from Ni through meditation

    Is it possible to have at least slight control over your Ni? When I say that, I mean, can you kind of train your Ni to give you answers to problems you've been thinking about through scheduled, deep meditation? I know answers can come to you in your sleep, shower, whenever really. But you don't really have control over it. I don't like not having control over something. I want to be able to control when I get answers from my Ni, if it's done processing subconsciously.

    Conclusion: Is it possible to go into meditation and receive answers from your introverted intuition, if the processing is done?



    P.S.

    I don't really care if it's through meditation or not. Just any way to control when you get answers.



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    ENTJ


    If I understand Ni correctly, then the only way you can control it (or rather influence it) is by reading a lot. Accumulate definitions, map out trends in your mind, educate yourself on the many counter-intuitive facts, and, most of all, think a lot about your failures. That's how you sort of develop an 'intuition' for what may be going wrong, what could go wrong.

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    INTJ

    Quote Originally Posted by Entrippy View Post
    Is it possible to have at least slight control over your Ni?...
    Slight control, yes, I do. I relax in a quiet place, turn off the thinking, let go and Ni stuff comes up. These insights can be pretty random.

    If I want to better control what comes up (say I have a big problem or decision or I need a specific insight), then I will information dump for a few days (read a lot) and think extensively about the topic. Then I give it a break for a day and then the following day I go to the beach, lay back, look up to the sky, listen to the waves, relax, zone out and wait to see what comes up. I always get something related to the topic. It's either a clue to the answer, the answer itself or it's a different way of seeing which is enough for me to consciously work it out from there. It feels odd that I 'work' on problems by laying on the beach zoning out -- Ni is weird.

    I don't know if that would work for all INTJs but I think that if you can 'let go' easily and you are willing to experiment, you're likely to find a way that works (at least slightly) for you.
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    I'm going to emphaize that intuition isn't some magic 8 ball that'll fix your life but....

    A general time of daydreaming (which for me is like 16/7) where you just let your mind wander in your thoughts and fixations apparently strengthens your mind in versatility.
    There was a video ( which i don't remember so much about) where when you don't finish a task/project/book/etcetera, you don't merely forget about it, it only sticks to the back of your head, presumably it creates a lag in your head which then demerits your critical thinking ability. So the importance of daydreaming would be..
    "a diffused mental activity that helps us remember and reflect on a day’s happening, which a lot of adults don’t find the time to do. This kind of reflection is very crucial to our emotional development. When the mind is not actively focused on something external, it is engaged in a rich internal looking. "
    and with greater emotional tranquility people generally have a better time solving themselves and the problems around them.
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    The only way I know is through experience. Things come quick if you already have the connections. Other than that, I go for small walks at work. Most everything comes to me in the morning. I have no problem sleeping at night, it's the mornings I struggle with. Well, unless it's a work morning, I could stay in bed all day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Entrippy View Post
    Is it possible to have at least slight control over your Ni? When I say that, I mean, can you kind of train your Ni to give you answers to problems you've been thinking about
    i doubt it. speaking only of my experience, you're looking at the whole question from the wrong side. it's not 'can i train my intuition to talk to me' so much as 'can i train myself to hear it when it does talk'.

    I don't really care if it's through meditation or not. Just any way to control when you get answers.
    first off, disclosure that i think meditation is bullshit and something inside me sneers every time someone talks about it in those terms. could be a specific side-effect of the kind of terminology in vogue where i live, i suppose.

    second off, again from personal experience the answer is yes-and-no. yes, i have some control in the sense that i can learn not to do things or take approaches that slow or disrupt the process. no, in the sense that i can't snap my fingers and get 'insight' to come along on command.

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    I think Ni follows that thing of "it comes along when you stop looking for it". I tend not to find insights and such when I'm actively thinking, "I want insights" (at that point I'm probably just desperate). Then there also might be some weird reverse psychology thing going on, because I find if I kinda make myself submit to giving up, that's when my brain seems to be like "no, I refuse to do that" and the wheels start to turn.
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    I've always thought that it's Te's job, filtering and sorting out what I absorbed with Ni.

    And if so, then yes, meditation sort of helps me with that i.e. makes me more grounded, focused, more present; I simply think more clearly, so it's easier to understand what Ni absorbed, there is less mess in my head, I can articulate myself better, so I have more "AHA" moments, but I see myself as more "Te" then.

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    I meditated for a few years and it had pretty bad effects on me. I found it frustrating. Just throwing it out there, but an amount of ego is always healthy. I concentrated so much on erasing mine I became very passive and always second guessed and doubted myself. It was an awful mess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ninjahitsawall View Post
    I think Ni follows that thing of "it comes along when you stop looking for it". I tend not to find insights and such when I'm actively thinking, "I want insights" (at that point I'm probably just desperate). Then there also might be some weird reverse psychology thing going on, because I find if I kinda make myself submit to giving up, that's when my brain seems to be like "no, I refuse to do that" and the wheels start to turn.
    I sort of agree with this.

    Whenever there is a problem that I am stuck with, where I simply cannot seem to think of a way out, I would 'leave it to my intuition' (so to speak) and just go do something else. Go for a walk, do some taekwondo, read a book, clean etc. It can take a couple of hours of putting the problem on the back burner, sometimes even a few days, but eventually I'll end up getting some insight.
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