The 3 Main Types of Intuition: How To Know Your Strongest Sense

Our intuition is for more than just receiving psychic messages. While many of us may not identify as psychic per say, we are more intuitive than we often give ourselves credit for. Knowing what type of intuition is strongest for us and how we can access is so helpful!

Imagine having a sense of trust in your knowing about personal relationships, professional goals, and deep desires. Being fully connected to our intuition is a major factor in finding success and happiness. Not everyone experiences intuition in the same way. Here are the three most common forms of intuition to help you identify yours:

Clairvoyance (Seeing)shutterstock_168932369

Clairvoyance, which means “clear sight”, is probably the most well-known type of intuitive or psychic power.

Clairvoyants are able to access visual telepathic information about objects, people, physical locations, as well as other realms and spirit guides.

The information comes in a visual form, which can range from symbols which require interpretation or literal visions of what is actually presently occurring or will occur.

These visions can come in what feels like a daydream, or in a flash of information which is caused by a particular stimulus. You are likely to have clairvoyant abilities if you are typically visually oriented, notice things around you in great detail, have very vivid visual dreams, or generally have a strong mastery of the material realm.

Clairaudience (Hearing)

shutterstock_114300748Claudience, which means “clear hearing”, is the ability to perceive sounds or words from outside sources in the spirit world. Psychics who are clairaudient hear voices, sounds, or music that are not audible in non-psychic hearing.

These can come as actual voices, as if you are in conversation, or words that form an idea or new information. If you hear music, the song may come from a particular ancestry, time, or place that it trying to communicate with you, or as song lyrics that have a greater meaning or significance.

Clairaudients are sensitive to sound in general, aware of subtle noises or the sounds, bird sounds, changes in vibration, or tone. Being sensitive to psychic sounds is just a step further.

Claircognizance (Clear Knowing)

This is common one for many people to not even realize they have! Sometimes those with claircognizance experience a “blank screen” meaning they see mostly only black when they close their eyes and attempt to connect to their intuition, leaving them feeling as though they are not psychic because they do not have visions.

shutterstock_152094497However, many claircognizant people may not have visions or experience specific sounds, but they experience a deep intuitive knowing in the form of a “gut feeling”.

It is the ability to know something to be true without requiring supportive evidence or logical reasoning. We have all experienced claircognizance at some point in our lives, and the main way to cultivate it is by taking note of it, listening to the intuition, and then being aware of the result.

Taking action in response to our intuitions is a very important factor in cultivating them. It is a sign to our guides and inner awareness that we take this valuable information seriously and will put it to good use. This makes us a fluid channel with awareness not only coming in, but also moving through us and being put to use in the world. It is then only natural that more intuitive knowings and guides will come to us.

Which type of intuition do you have? We’d love to hear your experience in the comments!

Written by Emily Price

Emily Price is the creator of The Voluptuous Witch, a body-positive health and wellness coaching practice dedicated to helping every person live their most luscious, magical life. She is also a graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.