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Left-brain, Right-brain, More Symbolic than Actual

What we’re learning about our brains and ourselves is accelerating and challenging functional and personality models. One of those models is left-brain, right-brain in which one side dominates: those using the left more are more cognitive, the right more intuitive. As discoveries mount, we’re learning this is more symbolic than actual. As reported in “Vive […]

Eighteen Intuitive Assumptions Regarding Influence

We’re influenced subliminally every day. Our intuition sorts through these influences. Here are eighteen assumptions regarding these influences and intuition’s role: Emotions are more powerful than thoughts and consequently more influential. People are more influenced, motivated and inspired by what they like rather than what they understand. Intuition is a collection of feelings or emotions […]

Working with Psychopaths

This entry is part 8 of 8 in the series Psychopaths in Workplace

This entry is part 8 of 8 in the series Psychopaths in WorkplaceObviously, not working with psychopaths is the best option. That, however, isn’t always practical. Additionally, it’s neither practical nor optimal to distrust everyone. So, when working with psychopaths, it’s important to: Acknowledge they exist in the workplace Know the situations, trends and cultures […]

Emotions vs Intuition (Pt 4): Party Throwing as Example of Differences

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series Feelings, Emotions, Intuition - Difference

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series Feelings, Emotions, Intuition – DifferenceAs a follow up to my previous examples, the complexities in throwing a party make it an excellent example to highlight the differences between emotions and intuition. So, one day, you wake up and say, “Throwing a party would be fun.” […]

Emotions vs Intuition (Pt 3): Examples of Differences

This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series Feelings, Emotions, Intuition - Difference

This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series Feelings, Emotions, Intuition – DifferenceEmotions serve important evaluative functions. Sorting through them can be difficult. Intuition helps by prioritizing, filtering and directing us. People trigger various emotions in us by what they say and do. Intuition forces certain words and actions to standout, often by […]

Emotions vs Intuition (Pt 2): Operational Difference

This entry is part 4 of 6 in the series Feelings, Emotions, Intuition - Difference

This entry is part 4 of 6 in the series Feelings, Emotions, Intuition – DifferenceEmotions drive our energies in a particular direction. Intuition interprets that direction similar to the way thinking interprets facts. Unlike emotions, intuition doesn’t serve an evaluative function but rather a problem-solving one. Since intuition operates at the vanguard of the decision-making […]

Emotions vs Intuition (Pt 1): Conceptual Difference

This entry is part 3 of 6 in the series Feelings, Emotions, Intuition - Difference

This entry is part 3 of 6 in the series Feelings, Emotions, Intuition – DifferenceIntuition helps us acquire knowledge and make decisions via our emotions. Just as facts drive cognitive conclusions, emotions drive intuitive ones. As we saw with the food analogy where feelings are ingredients and emotions the foods, intuition develops interpretations of the […]

Intelligence vs. Wisdom (Pt 2): Magical Difference

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Intelligence vs Wisdom

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Intelligence vs WisdomAs I had posted earlier, one cannot be wise without sensitivity to the human condition. This means wisdom has innate, emotional, intangible and synergistic attributes, making it more dependent on the person than intelligence is and thus more magical. We can see this […]

Emotions and Intuition as Foundation of All Decisions

One of the more contrarian perspectives that has helped me appreciate people’s decisions is that emotions and its interpretive big sister, intuition, form their foundation. Even a logical decision comes about because of a person’s emotional preference for logic. While this does not mean logic, reason and rationales are not involved; it does mean they […]

Emotional Intelligence vs. Intuition (Pt 6): Music Analogy

This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series Emotional Intelligence vs. Intuition

This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series Emotional Intelligence vs. IntuitionLong ago, a boss of mine, who played an instrument professionally, discussed with me the playing of musical instruments. I had played the violin and viola in my teens, so since then the difference between those who could play an instrument and […]