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2014-03-21 11:09:31 AM
Nothing in this world cannot be solved by a list on the internet.
 
2014-03-21 11:37:03 AM
#11: They guess.
 
2014-03-21 11:37:43 AM

Tr0mBoNe: Nothing in this world cannot be solved by a list on the internet.


And that one really weird trick.
 
2014-03-21 11:37:50 AM
10 things that, like fortune cookies, all people could see applying to themselves and not others.  Enjoy your pseudoscience with a side of no predictive value.
 
2014-03-21 11:39:02 AM

Tr0mBoNe: Nothing in this world cannot be solved by a list on the internet.


I knew you were going to say that.
 
2014-03-21 11:40:55 AM
I have a feeling this won't be helpful.
 
2014-03-21 11:41:10 AM
10 Things Highly Intuitive People Do Differently tfa's author publicly pats herself on the back for doing


Don't get me wrong, I enjoy some of the things on the list and find others to be valuable pursuits, but let's not pretend this isn't a vanity article. Also, while "gut feelings" sometimes are valuable and (if you're lucky) have a little wisdom in them somewhere, other times they're just a self-serving excuse for doing stupid shiat on a whim.
 
2014-03-21 11:41:16 AM
I scrolled down and read the first list item and decided it was dreck and the article was useless.

Maybe I had an intuitive flash that the list was garbage. Is that on there?
 
2014-03-21 11:42:36 AM

Random Internet Persona: Tr0mBoNe: Nothing in this world cannot be solved by a list on the internet.


And that one really weird trick.


That "they" don't want you to know.
 
2014-03-21 11:43:50 AM
I'm starting to think that the AskMen writers have all gone to HuffPost.
 
2014-03-21 11:44:09 AM
Helpful intuitive hint #1:
If a woman wants to borrow money. You won't get it back.
 
2014-03-21 11:45:49 AM
Wow, I didn't know that I was so intuitive.
 
2014-03-21 11:46:00 AM
I do most of these except "They connect deeply with others. "
I don't like people. Stay away from me and stay off my lawn.
 
2014-03-21 11:46:50 AM

TwistedIvory: Maybe I had an intuitive flash that the list was garbage. Is that on there?


I'm pretty sure there's a non-intuitive rational explanation for why the article is garbage.
 
2014-03-21 11:47:08 AM
#11 - The 1st thing they look at on TV in the morning is the little watermark in the bottom right hand corner of the screen for the current temperature reading at the airport.
 
2014-03-21 11:47:57 AM

vudukungfu: If a woman wants to borrow money. You won't get it back.


csb

Back in the day, I had a client whose girlfriend "borrowed" money from him, here and there, over the course of two years.  Ultimately the total was $38k.  They break up, she's goes into bankruptcy, and he files an unsecured claim to recover the $38k.  Three years later, he's getting paid, but only two cents on the dollar, i.e. $800.  Yes, $800.

/some seriously expensive pussy
//still cheaper than a divorce.
 
2014-03-21 11:48:01 AM

Walker: I do most of these except "They connect deeply with others. "
I don't like people. Stay away from me and stay off my lawn.


Yeah, they seem to have conflated a number of Meyers-Briggs personality dimensions here.
 
2014-03-21 11:53:23 AM
Remember when Huffington Post won a Pullitzer?
 
2014-03-21 11:56:20 AM
What a load of bullshiat.
 
2014-03-21 11:58:53 AM
Them
 
2014-03-21 11:58:53 AM
The No. 1 thing that distinguishes intuitive people is that they listen to, rather than ignore, the guidance of their intuitions and gut feelings.

About that.

decision-making isn't logical, it's emotional, according to the latest findings in neuroscience.
 
2014-03-21 11:59:32 AM

cgraves67: #11: They guess.


12 and they're lucky at it
 
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2014-03-21 12:00:33 PM

Walker: I do most of these except "They connect deeply with others. "
I don't like people. Stay away from me and stay off my lawn.


Yeah, I didn't get that one either.  Just about everything else on the list was introverted and they throw that one in.  Makes no sense.
 
2014-03-21 12:02:00 PM

dv-ous: Remember when Huffington Post won a Pullitzer?


Why are you being negative?

This article is crystallized scientific truth and is nicely complemented by the brilliance of the "Why you should never eat with your left hand" link on the same page.
 
2014-03-21 12:02:25 PM
TFA does not give enough emphasis to the fallibility of the brain.  Blindly trusting intuition is dangerous - it is a good way to find the path to confirmation bias and closes the door to discovering the fallacies in one's conclusions.  In my experience, intuition (hunches, flashes of insight, etc.) can be useful, but only in providing a direction to explore; they can be wrong. Verify with the tools of reason, logic, and evidence.
 
2014-03-21 12:02:44 PM
They don't waste time looking at goofy websites.
 
2014-03-21 12:07:43 PM
The one thing 'intuitive' people have done;

1. Used their powerful subconscious mind to their advantage.

The one thing most of them have done;

1. Made up a bunch of bullshiat reasons as to what they are doing instead of actually learning about it.
 
2014-03-21 12:12:02 PM
I love the pictures in the article. I hold onto an exercise ball and leap through my balcony door onto a fake bearskin rug all the time. I must be highly intuitive.
 
2014-03-21 12:12:26 PM

cgraves67: #11: They guess.


I prefer calling it "Extrapolating from incomplete datasets".
 
2014-03-21 12:15:11 PM

DerAppie: cgraves67: #11: They guess.

I prefer calling it "Extrapolating from incomplete datasets".


How the hell else does anyone extrapolate?  If you have a complete data set you don't need to extrapolate.
 
2014-03-21 12:18:39 PM
It seems like a lot of things on that list are really the same thing said in a different way.
 
2014-03-21 12:18:50 PM

ikanreed: TwistedIvory: Maybe I had an intuitive flash that the list was garbage. Is that on there?

I'm pretty sure there's a non-intuitive rational explanation for why the article is garbage.


Hufpo publishes so much quackmed that everything from them can be assumed to be tainted with the same stink.
 
2014-03-21 12:19:06 PM

impaler: The No. 1 thing that distinguishes intuitive people is that they listen to, rather than ignore, the guidance of their intuitions and gut feelings.

About that.

decision-making isn't logical, it's emotional, according to the latest findings in neuroscience.


Their evidence? People with brain damage had problems making decisions.

Counterevidence? Everyone who's ever made a decision in the direction they didn't want to because the evidence led them that way.

/If decision-making were emotional instead of logical, I'd weigh >300 pounds.
 
2014-03-21 12:20:11 PM

ikanreed: 10 things that, like fortune cookies horoscopes, all people could see applying to themselves and not others.  Enjoy your pseudoscience with a side of no predictive value.


FIFY
 
2014-03-21 12:22:29 PM
To sum up: pay attention and think.
 
2014-03-21 12:22:59 PM

ikanreed: 10 things that, like fortune cookies, all people could see applying to themselves and not others.  Enjoy your pseudoscience with a side of no predictive value.


You nailed it. You seen to have a lot of accurate insight, but sometimes you through all caution the the wind. I bet you like spending time with friends, but also value your privacy and alone time. You're good with computer but sometimes find them frustrating. You know better than to click on Gorgor links but have been pleasantly surprised the few time you did.
 
2014-03-21 12:24:12 PM
Ten things intuitive people do that others don't. But you don't have RTFA --- you probably already know

I don't have read?  Well said, subby.  Well said.
 
2014-03-21 12:24:55 PM

draypresct: impaler: The No. 1 thing that distinguishes intuitive people is that they listen to, rather than ignore, the guidance of their intuitions and gut feelings.

About that.

decision-making isn't logical, it's emotional, according to the latest findings in neuroscience.

Their evidence? People with brain damage had problems making decisions.

Counterevidence? Everyone who's ever made a decision in the direction they didn't want to because the evidence led them that way.

/If decision-making were emotional instead of logical, I'd weigh >300 pounds.


You're absolutely right, that's why there are so few obese people.  We temper our irrationality with rational thought, but it doesn't mean active cognition is top dog of the brain.
 
2014-03-21 12:25:57 PM

ikanreed: Walker: I do most of these except "They connect deeply with others. "
I don't like people. Stay away from me and stay off my lawn.

Yeah, they seem to have conflated a number of Meyers-Briggs personality dimensions here.


Not that I agree with the fluffy article but empathy and introversion are not mutually exclusive.
 
2014-03-21 12:27:11 PM

ikanreed: DerAppie: cgraves67: #11: They guess.

I prefer calling it "Extrapolating from incomplete datasets".

How the hell else does anyone extrapolate?  If you have a complete data set you don't need to extrapolate.


I can take a complete dataset of all patients with condition X over the past two years and tell you the percentage that survived 6 months. That's not extrapolation.

If I take that data, and tell you "50% of patients like you, i.e. with condition X at age Y with lab values Z, were dead by 6 months". That's still not extrapolation as I phrased it.

If your doctor walks into your room and says "you have 50% chance to die by 6 months", that's extrapolation. Ideally, he's doing so from a complete dataset. If he extends the survival curve out to 5 years (with a crayon?) and says "you have W% chance to live 5 years", that's extrapolation from an incomplete dataset.
 
2014-03-21 12:28:04 PM
What the hell kind of stupid hippie shiat did I just read?

Back! Back to Sedona with you!
 
2014-03-21 12:28:28 PM
10 Things that make me want to punch myself for reading that article
 
2014-03-21 12:35:46 PM

SansNeural: dv-ous: Remember when Huffington Post won a Pullitzer?

Why are you being negative?

This article is crystallized scientific truth and is nicely complemented by the brilliance of the "Why you should never eat with your left hand" link on the same page.


Crap, I can *only* eat with my left hand! What do I do!? Am I going to die?

/seriously
//have almost no motor function in my right hand
 
2014-03-21 12:36:14 PM

ikanreed: draypresct: impaler: The No. 1 thing that distinguishes intuitive people is that they listen to, rather than ignore, the guidance of their intuitions and gut feelings.

About that.

decision-making isn't logical, it's emotional, according to the latest findings in neuroscience.

Their evidence? People with brain damage had problems making decisions.

Counterevidence? Everyone who's ever made a decision in the direction they didn't want to because the evidence led them that way.

/If decision-making were emotional instead of logical, I'd weigh >300 pounds.

You're absolutely right, that's why there are so few obese people.  We temper our irrationality with rational thought, but it doesn't mean active cognition is top dog of the brain.


I contradicted the article, which said "emotional, not rational". You're making a new argument: "mainly emotional, less rational." This is known as "moving the goalposts".

I'm certain you can come up with lots of anecdotes where people made a poor decision based on emotion (as opposed to poor decisions based on incomplete or wrong information, impaired judgment, or contradictory values).
 
2014-03-21 12:36:37 PM

draypresct: impaler: The No. 1 thing that distinguishes intuitive people is that they listen to, rather than ignore, the guidance of their intuitions and gut feelings.

About that.

decision-making isn't logical, it's emotional, according to the latest findings in neuroscience.

Their evidence? People with brain damage had problems making decisions.

Counterevidence? Everyone who's ever made a decision in the direction they didn't want to because the evidence led them that way.

/If decision-making were emotional instead of logical, I'd weigh >300 pounds.


I would argue that it's still emotion. The difference being the use of logical thinking to forecast likely long term emotional experience to counteract the immediate emotional response.
 
2014-03-21 12:36:52 PM

draypresct: Counterevidence? Everyone who's ever made a decision in the direction they didn't want to because the evidence led them that way.

/If decision-making were emotional instead of logical, I'd weigh >300 pounds.


Your presupposing that your logical decision to not eat a steak to avoid weight gain didn't invoke an emotional response.

That said, the result of research wasn't that people don't ever make rational decisions.
 
2014-03-21 12:39:59 PM

draypresct: I contradicted the article,


Oh, the ARTICLE.

www.phdcomics.com
 
2014-03-21 12:40:34 PM

Trayal: TFA does not give enough emphasis to the fallibility of the brain.  Blindly trusting intuition is dangerous - it is a good way to find the path to confirmation bias and closes the door to discovering the fallacies in one's conclusions.  In my experience, intuition (hunches, flashes of insight, etc.) can be useful, but only in providing a direction to explore; they can be wrong. Verify with the tools of reason, logic, and evidence.


"Trust but verify"?

I agree. What most people call "intuition" is really just them not being aware of the actual processing they're doing in a situation, and sometimes just making half-assed guesses, and not knowing the difference.
 
2014-03-21 12:40:34 PM
They don't put auto starting videos on their websites. I know that's definitely on the list.
 
2014-03-21 12:43:27 PM

impaler: draypresct: I contradicted the article,

Oh, the ARTICLE.

[www.phdcomics.com image 600x667]


Yes, the article we're here discussing. Feel free to add to the discussion if you've discovered a specific aspect of the research that the article did not accurately report.
 
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