Intuition means
  • quick and ready insight
  • immediate apprehension or cognition
    • knowledge or conviction gained by intuition
    • the power or faculty of attaining to direct knowledge or cognition without evident rational thought and inference.

Intuition is one source of empirical knowledge and common sense. A situation which is or appears to be true but violates our intuition is called a paradox (a paradox can also be a logical self-contradiction). An example of this is the Birthday paradox.

Intuition is one of the four axes of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator.

The verb is to intuit.

Intuition, as it is popularly defined, relates to a sixth sense of operation. This is false. This is not a sixth sense. When individuals experience a phenomenon that they consider to be beyond their five senses, they tend to attribute this experience to another category, the sixth sense, and call it intuition. The fact is that these expanded experiences are processed through their five senses in an expanded manner.

Intuition, in fact, is related to and linked with intent. It is the bridge between an individual's conscious body/soul fusion - that state which he knows and understands about the body/soul fusion and how it functions - and the individual's unconscious body/soul fusion. The intuition bridges the unconscious and the conscious. This enables what is known on the level of the unconscious body/soul fusion to be incorporated with and become a part of the conscious body/soul fusion. Intuition is the communication bridge between the two which makes it possible for the conscious body/soul unit to benefit from those aspects of the unconscious body/soul unit. This benefit results when the conscious unit opens to and moves through the lessons surrounding intent. Where intent is functioning fully, these two levels, the unconscious and the conscious, are no longer separate but have become one - the expanded conscious level. Consequently, there is then no need for the bridge known as intuition.