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Do you follow your gut when you feel something is off or ignore it and hope nothing happens?

Asked by Loried2008 (1998 points ) October 18th, 2010

When you feel like something might not be right about a situation or perhaps you are unsure of someone’s true intentions… Do you believe that “funny feeling” or do you wait to back out when something actually does go wrong?

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JustmeAman's avatar

I trust my feelings and know if something is not right. I try and follow that feeling and do what I think best at the time. It has worked for me.

Aesthetic_Mess's avatar

I usually ignore it and hope nothing happens. I tell people about it, and let them decide for themselves if they think I’m right which is almost never the case and most of the time my gut feeling is right.

marinelife's avatar

I have been trying to cultivate my intuition and that means listening to my gut feelings.

YoBob's avatar

I have learned through experience that when that little voice pipes up inside your head it pays to listen. It generally has something to say.

ducky_dnl's avatar

I trust my feelings, but sometimes I don’t listen to them. 95% of the time I do though.

nebule's avatar

I’m trying to do so more and more…I’m learning that in retrospect when your tummy turns in a not very great way it’s time to get the hell outta there. Gut feelings are so important yes. My gut feeling is invariably right and when I listen to it, it pays off x

deni's avatar

Yes. I have a great relationship with my gut, it never fails me. I almost always can sense when something is off, even the tiniest bit. And I always act on it. I don’t like not knowing things. lol

Cruiser's avatar

You always should pay attention to your gut on everything especially with people. “Funny feelings” about people or situations have very often panned out to be related to the outcome in retrospect. But it is also very hard to let a “funny feeling” be the only barometer of trying to decide what to do in a particular situation. It just puts me on high alert and then to do my best to appraise the person or situation given the available information. I also have been very wrong in a few circumstances and that is not always a bad thing either!

CaptainHarley's avatar

I have a very well-developed “funny feeling” which I picked up with my military training and upon which I relied in Vietnam for two years. Yes, I trust it. Those feelings are almost always there because your subconscious has picked up on something your conscious mind has overlooked. Your subconscious is trying to warn you. You should listen and pay closer attention to what it is warning you about.

Neizvestnaya's avatar

I used to reason in circles around my gut but not anymore because more often than not, it’s been right on. Experience has made it easier for me to dismiss anyone who tries to distract me by saying I must be paranoid. I’d make a diabolical mother-in-law.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

I usually do follow my gut feeling.When I haven’t,I end up dating “Psycho Bob” XD

Rubrica's avatar

I absolutely always trust my instincts, no matter how ridiculous they may be. I just can’t help it; I’m very individual, and no amount of good logic can sway my deepest thoughts.

wundayatta's avatar

I have learned, over the years, to trust my instinct. It’s still hard, because I hate being wrong, but there’s stuff I know and I don’t know how I know it, and it has turned out to be right often enough that I’ve learned to trust that instinct.

El_Cadejo's avatar

I have learned to always ALWAYS trust my gut feeling. Ive ignored it a couple times in the past, and it seems every time I do I end up getting screwed in some form or another and look back regretting not just going with the feeling.

partyparty's avatar

Yes I always trust my gut feelings. Just something inside tells me things are not right. It has worked for me in the past.

nebule's avatar

‘Blink’ by Malcolm Gladwell is a great book about this subject actually…

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

I trust my gut. Besides I can never just let something go if it feels off.

Cruiser's avatar

@nebule Blink is a great book on this and is currently on my night stand!

faye's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille I dated ‘Psycho Bob’ too!! Should have trusted my gut a lot more and I’d be less bitter, lol.

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille and @faye ‘Psycho Bob’ sure gets around. He sure has some sort of charisma that overrides the gut’s warning. When his two best friends started dating my two best friends, we got thrown together. Fortunately, the charm wore off before any serious damage was done.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@faye -Me too! I’m not bitter,but that does not mean I wouldn’t punch him in the head given the opportunity XD
@Pied_Pfeffer -He had the Kavorka

downtide's avatar

I trust my gut feelings, and I tend to be right about 95% of the time.

CaptainHarley's avatar

Ladies, a word of advice about how to determine what a man is really like:

Finagle him into taking you to dinner at a realtively fancy restaurant. When he shows up, is he in proper attire, with combed hair, clean shaven or neatly trimmed beard, clean fingernails, no unseemly odors, polished shoes? Does he know how to order? Does he hold your chair for you and offer to check your coat? And, most especially, does he treat host or hostess, waiter or waitress, busboy or busgirl, with the same respect he would show to some sports star he admires?

The way a man treats a woman he likes tells you a lot about how you would be treated if the two of you should marry. If he prepares for a date with you as he would for a sporting even in which he was participating, that tells you about how much respect he has for you. If he treats people ( such as the waitstaff ) who can do him absolutly no good as if they are worthy of respect, then chances are he will respect you and your family and friends. And if he uses good manners? Ya got yerself a keeper! : D

tranquilsea's avatar

@CaptainHarley I agree with you. I once dated and Englishman who went on to treat our waiter in a horrible way. Last date I had with him.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@CaptainHarley -You are exactly right! :)

CaptainHarley's avatar

It’s nice to have my advice validated by those who should know!

Thank you, ladies! : D

Smmr1321's avatar

I’m sorry that I made the mistake of not going with my gut feeling, because now I lost the close relationship that I had with my sister, all because she was lieing to me.

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