Intuitive people, however, exhibit much more of their intuitive sensibilities as part of who they are.
Here’s how you can spot an intuitive person:
1. They are optimistic.
Intuitive people can see some rather difficult and painful things happening because of their intuition, but they don’t let that get them down. If they’re able to see the silver lining to dark and difficult events and situations, they’re probably an intuitive person.
2. They over-analyze.
Intuitive people tend to not take things at face value; instead they will analyze and probe them to death. They always want to know what’s really behind what’s been given them, like Dorothy with the Wizard of Oz.
3. They’re introverted.
Intuitive people by nature are happy being alone. They find solitude comfortable and they don’t get lonely. If and when they participate in social situations, it’s always on their terms.
4. They play devil’s advocate.
Thanks to their intuitive abilities informing them that there are always at least two sides to every story, they’ll often play up the disagreeable side, just to make the point of its existence and importance to the situation. They appreciate the nuances of debate.
5. They tend to be highly creative people.
Intuitive people tend to be very creative, and if asked, they will often admit they have no idea where their creativity comes from, though it does seem to come from deeply within. They express this creativity in thousands of ways.
6. They are highly aware of their surroundings.
Intuitive people understand what’s going on within themselves, but they also keep watch on immediate surroundings. They ofte notice little things that others do not.
7. They are self-aware.
Intuitive people are highly self-aware and gauge their own capacities constantly. This can often be achieved by regularly practicing mindfulness.
8. They are empathetic.
Intuitive people naturally attune themselves to others and can often sense when others are hurting, angry or otherwise upset. Intuitive people are often others, even strangers, will open up to because they “wear their empathy on their sleeve”.
9. They attend to their emotions.
Being aware of how others’ feel is helpful, but it has to start with you. If you’re not attending to your own feelings and how you are being fueled by them regularly, you cannot help another person. Intuitive people have strong awareness of their emotions.
10. You have extremely vivid dreams…and you remember them.
Most people remember bits and pieces of their dreams, and that’s it. Intuitive people have dreams that are very vivid and they remember them clearly. There’s some excellent science behind this subject matter, but intuitive people simply tend to have more vivid dreams and remember them more.