traits of intuitive people

Top Ten Traits of Intuitive People

There is an increasing body of evidence suggesting that intuition is an important aspect of the way that we interact in the world and make decisions. So what characteristics set naturally intuitive people apart?

Here are ten things that people in touch with their intuition do differently:


Highly intuitive people listen to their inner voice. Most of us can feel our intuition but many people don’t pay attention to it or try to ignore it.  To make our best decisions, we need a balance of intuition, rational thinking and action. This is one of the reasons that I advocate three centered decisions, as this involves the mind, body and heart. 


Many intuitive people are introverts, but this is not necessarily the case. They all understand that solitude can help us to connect to our deep inner wisdom. Without space to hear it, the noises of daily life can block out our intuition if we let it.


Creativity and intuition go hand in hand. As you take time to practice your creativity, your intuition will also get a boost, and vice versa. 


Having a regular mindfulness practice, like daily meditation, is a great way to tap into your intuition. It helps you to filter out mental chatter, balance options objectively and make a decision that you can rationally and intuitively get behind.


By keeping track of the little coincidences, connections and correct intuitive feelings that take place on a daily basis, you will be able to start building confidence in the messages that you intuit. Even better, try and add in a layer of gratitude for those moments, as this will tell the universe that you are open to more of the same!

Listening to Their Body

Intuitive people are very connected to their bodies and listen to signals that they get, whether that be a nauseous feeling or a racing heart. They understand that our bodies send signals for a reason and look with curiosity for the message. 

Deep Connection

Although mind reading may seem like something out of a sci-fi film, it is actually something that intuitive people do to a certain extent every day. It is known as empathic accuracy, which is an ability to understand what is going on for someone based on their words, emotions and body language.

By boosting your self-awareness of your emotions, and spending time listening and observing others, you can increase your powers of empathy and intuition.


Dreams and intuition both originate from our unconscious, so you can start to tap into this part of your mind by paying attention to your dreams. When you are sleeping, you are receiving information from the intuitive parts of your brain, so by paying attention, you can tap into a lot of information from your inner wisdom.


One of the quickest ways of suppressing our intuition is to get caught up in the busy-ness of life. Multi-tasking, over-use of social media, stress, burnout – it all serves as a distraction to what is going on inside. By switching off, making space and resting, you may find that you are more intuitive than you ever imagined.

Letting Go

Unexpressed emotions, especially strong ones, can act as a fog to our intuition. You may realise that you get “out of sorts” when you’re upset, but what you may not see is that it is because you can’t hear your own inner voice. A study published in Psychological Science in 2003 revealed that a positive mood increased the ability to make intuitive judgments in a word game. 

Of course, intuitive people get upset too. But if you are able to acknowledge and release your emotions as they arise, instead of suppressing or dwelling on them, you will find that your intuition will grow from strength to strength.

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