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Dear Poll: Do You Really Listen to Your Instincts?

We talk on this site a lot about 'trusting your gut' and 'listening to your instincts', and I wonder how often we heed our own advice. After all these years, I still second-guess my instincts, though much less than when I was in my twenties!

I'll find myself in some kind of internal dialogue, during which I let my mind (or judgement) explain away or refute what my gut is telling me. This song-and-dance happens over and over. Still, it's all about what we do, and I act much more quickly in favor of my instincts these days, despite the 'interference' from my thoughts.



Tell me, ladies: In most situations, do you trust your gut & act on what it 'tells' you?

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kendallina kendallina 9 years
I am never disappointed when I listen to my instincts. I just wish I listened to them more.
iheartfooty iheartfooty 9 years
I'm psychic and sometimes I forget about it
vmruby vmruby 9 years
i have great instincts and i always,always trust them.
popgoestheworld popgoestheworld 9 years
I think it's important to listen to your gut, and I'm pretty good at following what it's telling me. But sometimes my gut is plain wrong so I try to listen to what it's telling me, look for more clues, and then decide.
Marci Marci 9 years
I have good instincts. The few times I didn't go with them was in my teens, and I realized right away that I should have! Since then, I never, ever second guess myself.
reeveske reeveske 9 years
yeah i think you are right nicachica. i am living with the consequences now of ignoring my gut instinct that I shouldn't have moved in with my best friend, or our friendship would be on the line, and now Im finding out that I should have! I just rationalized away that we wouldnt let petty stuff get in the way of our friendship, but it unfortunantely seems to be starting to now.
nicachica nicachica 9 years
hehe...i do talk a lot about trusting instincts don't i? this is really gonna sound weird but i visited New Orleans a few months ago and this psychic/voodoo priestess told me that i was very perceptive and that i second-guessed myself too much and that i needed to work on trusting my instincts because they were right. i've been doing that since i got back and it's been working. i know its not because she told me to, but because i started trying to believe in myself more. it's really hard to trust your instincts all the time but i think that if you were to choose a time to go with it, it would be when it comes to making important decisions. the other times (i.e. should i buy a sandwich or salad for lunch?)...eh, not so much. lol...i feel like such a dork now!
miss-britt miss-britt 9 years
For the most part i listen to my instincts. They are normally on target but sometimes you have to take risks. ****"Everything in life is only for now."-Avenue Q****
lickety-split lickety-split 9 years
lol, we are pea's in a pod :)
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