What is the nature of intuition? How should individual differences in intuition be measured? We examined the nature of intuition as measured by two commonly-used questionnaires of the construct. Two hundred twelve undergraduates completed the Rational-Experiential Inventory and the Intuitive/Sensate and Thinking/Feeling subscales of the Myers Briggs Type Indicator to examine correspondences between the constructs measured by each. Factor analyses revealed that the scales tap three distinct aspects of intuition: affective, heuristic, and holistic intuition. The REI was unique in its measurement of intuitive ability, and the MBTI was unique in its measurement of holistic intuition. An unexpected relationship between REI rational favorability and MBTI Intuitive/Sensate was found. Theoretical issues are discussed, and implications for future work are suggested.
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