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How to Identify Your Intuitive Style

How to Identify Your Intuitive Style

Just like you have a primary learning style, you have a primary intuitive style. Interestingly, it is actually when you develop a secondary intuitive style that your trust of your intuition increases. I'm not sure why no one else teaches this, because after working with thousands of people I know this is the fastest way to really trust your intuition. You want to develop your Secondary Intuitive Style.

What Is Your Intuitive Style?

  • Visual. Clairvoyance. Clear seeing. Seeing in the minds eye is a lot like seeing a memory or imagining a vision or picture. (Do you tend to learn visually? Would you rather read a book then hear a lecture?)
  • Auditory. Clairaudience. Clear hearing. Hearing in the mind's ear is a lot like remembering a sound, though sometimes it is a lot stronger and I literally turn around. It may be words, letters, music, or any sound. (Do you tend to learn by listening? Would you rather hear a podcast than read the transcript?)
  • Kinesthetic. Clairsentience. Clear sensing. This is really feeling vibes in your body. Tingles, goosebumps, electricity, lump in throat, tickle in ear, etc. (Do you tend to learn by doing, touching or get strong sensations in your body? Would you rather build something yourself than watch someone model how to do something?)
  • Gut Instinct. Claircognizance: Clear knowing. 'This is harder to describe. It's like 'I just know!" It is so close to a crystal clear thought, but it comes more from the belly than the mind. It has a ring, ping and clearness to it. A purity. Not so thick or dense as many thoughts. (Do you tend to get strong gut feelings without knowing why?)

Develop a secondary style to strengthen your primary style

Generally, you use all the styles to some extent or in combination, though you do have a style that is your strongest. Here's the thing. You are so used to your primary style that you may not even realize when it is intuition happening. When you cultivate a secondary style, interestingly, your primary style becomes more vivid. You notice, "OH, that's what an intuition is like!"

If you've seen me work, you know it's quite something the types of things I seem to sense and know. What you may not realize is that most of my life I struggled and didn't trust my intuition at all! I learned, and you can, too!


For example, I am mostly claircognizant. I just know. "How is your strep throat today?" And she responds, "How did you know!?" I knew it like I knew her name. I didn't see it, or hear it or sense it. I don't even know how I know. It's just there. I was so used to having these experiences, and also used to not trusting them because I didn't understand it and didn't recognize when it was intuition or some imagined thought. I didn't realize others didn't experience what I did. Once I started to develop clairsentience and feeling a tingly vibe, I noticed that I got that tingly sensation whenever I had a claircognizant impression. I started to have "I just know" AND the "tingly vibe" together and so I began to sense the difference between the "I just know" and a fearful or wishful thought. Then I started seeing visuals, too, which helped even more. And suddenly I started trusting and acting on the insights and my intuition got even stronger when I followed it!

One client who is clairsentient got feelings that felt a lot like emotions or a sense of heaviness or upset stomach or an excited feeling. She was so used to these sensations that she just thought they were her emotional reactions (good to notice! but not necessarily to act on!) She couldn't tell the two apart. By developing her visual intuitive ability and sense of symbols, she then started noticing a vibe that went with the visual intuitive knowing and tada! Now she identified what intuitions feel like and her intuition took off!

Developing a different intuitive style helps you to recognize intuitions that you previously ignored or misunderstood. You will be amazed how much clearer you are able to recognize intuitive signals.

Techniques to develop each style

Once you identify a style to focus on, then learn a technique that matches whether you are trying to to see, hear, feel or know.

  • Visual. (clairvoyant, seeing): May benefit from using something like cards, visualizations, journeying. you will access insight symbolically
  • Auditory.clairaudient (hearing): May benefit from asking for an intuitive conversation, sounds or music (could even ask for things as simply as a gong for no and bell for yes)
  • Kinesthetic. (clairsentient, feeling in body): May benefit from asking for a body signal when you get an intuitive insight (shivers, goosebumps, ringing in ear...) or holding an object to sense it's vibrational information. you can also use your hands rather than voice to answer a question and you'll get the "feel" or sense of the guidance
  • Gut Instinct. (claircognizant, knowing): may benefit from intending intuitions come in belly or above head or in some way distinguished from other thoughts; also helps to talk to different parts of yourself (spirit/intuitive name, ego name) and notice the 'voice' of each so you recognize when it is intuition rather than a thought. There is actually a different resonance to each. An intuitive is lighter, a thought is denser and they are located differently when you start pay attention. If this is your style, and you really want to develop it, you really need to use one of the other styles to learn to distinguish when your "knowing" is intuitive. Intuitive writing can sometimes be effective for people with this style.

Intuition is a natural ability. You have it. Everyone does. Your intuitive style is as natural as breathing. Keep this in mind as you explore.


Is it intuition or a thought?

As you develop both your secondary and primary style of intuition, you will begin to get a sense of what is an intuition versus what is a thought. A little guidance to help you notice.

An intuition is never coercise. It doesn't demand. It is subtle. It never asks you to do anything unkind. It isn't afraid. It feels lighter than a thought. Clear. Crisp. Clean. Resonant.

A thought will feel more dense, thicker, heavier. This is true if the thought is wishful thinking or fearful thinking. If a thought is just something true, it will be neutral. It won't have a pull or push to it like wishful and fearful thinking.

Everything, everything, everything (did you hear that? everything) you do to enhance your ability to use your other five senses will make your sixth intuitive sense be much stronger. Smell the tea. Feel the sky. Close your eyes while listening to music and really feel it. What's the texture of your chair. Notice something on your drive you never noticed before. Make a challenge of it to notice more.

Do you want me to walk you through this?

Defining your intuitive primary style, your intuitive secondary style, what technique to focus on, how to use the technique and how to interpret the intuitive insights that come? Then let's work together. I can help you get an efficient jump start to trusting your intuition and following it!
Contact me at or call me personally at 703.980.0889 to get started.

"I feel like you're speaking my language! You didn't portray intuition as this grand, dramatic event with burning bushes and loud voices, which I could never relate to. You helped me make intuition real." T.H.

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