Good morning everyone, and welcome to NF Learning Lab, where together, we access our innate, iNtuitive wisdom as unique, self-valuing, and deeply Feeling women … and share who we are becoming in a safe, sensitive community.
Last week, we took a look at the Sensing-majority world view, where each decision is highly influenced by the input of other people, based on what has happened in the past, and valued for its relevance to practical solutions in the present. We saw how, in NF Learning Lab, we might call this the Mean Girl world view, because it feels confining and limiting to the possibility thinkers we are as iNtuitive-Feeling women, and also, because we live in a world that is dominated by the Sensing-majority world view. In fact, it is the singular most pervasive influence that has us iNtuitive types feeling a little bit crazy much of the time.
Oh sure, we can become very skilled at adjusting to this dominant, logical world view. We develop competence in doing so by the time we’re about three years old, in order to function in our Sensing-majority world. But this limited world view never brings a full sense of satisfaction to our complex, multidimensional, possibility-thinking minds. We want more; more data points to contemplate, more dimensions to compare and contrast, more big systems to combine and recombine, more openings to a better future, more curiosity, more options to choose from, more avenues for moving forward, and forward, and forward, into innovation, transformation, and fresh solutions.
Enter the iNtuitive-minority world view! That’s right, it isn’t just the Sensing-majority that gets to have its own perspective of reality. We have our own, open-ended outlook on things, and finally, there is a way for us to bring to it, context, meaning and order through the iNtuitive-minority World View. Here are the most stark and important differences between the Sensing-majority world view and our own, unique, iNtuitive world view. These differences show up as a series of one-hundred-and-eighty-degree shifts! Instead of looking to the outside world, and to the past, for guidance, as happens in the Sensing-majority world view, we turn our gaze inward to our innate powers of self-reflection. Instead of making decisions based on past precedents, we thrive on thinking about possibilities for the future. Instead of depending doggedly on logic to make sense of things, we depend on our capacity for creativity. Indeed, we might name the two world views we are contrasting, here, the Logical and Creative World Views, as did George Ainsworth Land, who invented the original version of them as part of his work in the area of creativity in business.
And there is another name we will want to bring in here; the Whisper Woman World View. As iNtuitive-Feeling type women, one of our rarest gifts is our ability to listen to our inner, iNtuitive voice of wisdom. Perhaps the greatest gift we can receive from NF Learning Lab and our Bravely Being You Virtual Village, is the amazing support we get for trusting our wise, internal sense of reality, as our primary guide … our inner Wise Woman, who speaks to us at first in a whisper.