Research shows women’s intuition is more powerful than you may realize. Our gut knows more than we do on a conscious level. From meeting someone who makes your skin crawl, to just knowing that it’s not a good day to get in the car and drive across town, our intuition can guide us to safety if we’re willing to let it.
As author, Malcolm Gladwell writes, “We don’t know where our first impressions come from or precisely what they mean, so we don’t always appreciate their fragility.” The importance of knowing when to follow your gut should not be underestimated. Sure, you don’t want to come across as a cultish freak, but appreciating and being willing to follow your own women’s intuition is an incredibly valuable thing. To help you get in touch with your unconscious, here are 15 reasons why you should always listen to your gut.
1. Thin Slices
Psychologist Nalini Ambady researched first impressions. She found that we actually require very little information to form an accurate first impression of someone. She calls these bits of info ‘thin slices’ of information. Speed Dating uses this concept for finding your mate.