By Jo Anne C. Bishop, PhD

Disclaimer: This test is not a scientific psychological test. This is a self-assessment inventory on intuitive ability and has no reflection on intelligence or psychological well being. The test is used as a means to generally estimate a person’s ability to use their intuition. It is based upon the research of Daniel Cappon, M.D and his 1995 book entitled The Anatomy of Intuition. You may also find an intuitive quiz in his book. Please do not look at the rating system below until you have completed the test. You will have to print this file in order to answer the questions below.

The following list of 20 questions, may be answered yes or no by placing a Y or N at the end of each question. Answer the questions quickly, trusting your first impression.

1. Have you been told that you are accurate when making a first impression?

2. Do you believe symbols are given to you through guidance in your everyday life?

3. When you have hunch, does it turn out to be true more often than not?

4. Are you able to imagine things easily?

5. Are you able to anticipate what will happen next when you are watching a movie or television?

6. Are you able to guess the right level to hang a picture without measuring?

7. Can you take a whole scene in quickly and remember details?

8. Do you see pictures in clouds?

9. Are you a daydreamer?

10. Can you fantasize easily about your future?

11. Are you a good detective?

12. Do you like to solve puzzles?

13. Have you ever had a psychic experience that was accurate?

14. Have you ever thought of a friend or relative, then had them call?

15. Are you able to solve problems by knowing the best way to proceed without thinking about it?

16. If you discovered a new way to solve world hunger would you know how to apply this information to the problem?

17. If you were asked to imagine pictures on a blank piece of paper, could you?

18. Are you able to quickly identify objects if they instantaneously flash before you?

19. Do you know how much time has passed without looking at a clock?

20. If you come in late to a movie are you able to figure out what the movie is about?

This questionnaire was created based upon research into people’s ability to have intuitive information come to them. In this questionnaire, several parts of the brain are addressed within the questions. Some people are highly analytical and technical (left-brained) while others are creative and artistic (right-brained). Most people have a balance between their right and left-brain hemispheres. The average person uses both parts of their brain equally. Others have a highly developed left side which contains their reasoning and analytical abilities. Artists, visionaries and spiritual leaders tend to have a stronger capacity to use their right brain than the average person. Inspiration comes from the right hemisphere of the brain and is translated into words or insight by the left hemisphere which has language capability. The purpose of awakening the intuitive within is to help support individuals to develop their right brains while using their left-brains to balance and communicate the intuitive perception. This inventory was designed as an assessment of your probable ability to access your intuition. Intuition is a skill that can be developed through practice. We are all intuitive. As with any skill, the more we use it, the more proficient we become.
DISCLAIMER: Please read the disclaimer at the beginning of this assessment. This assessment is purely for entertainment and not to be used as a psychometric evaluation of your intellectual, emotional, psychological or spiritual state of being.

Count the number of yes and no answers that you have answered in the questionnaire and put that number here _____/_____.

If your yes score was 16 - 20, you are well on the way in developing your intuitive psychic ability. You probably could provide intuitive answers to other peoples’ questions today. With practice, you could become a highly developed intuitive. You are probably a very creative person and access the right side of your brain for problem solving skills. You may even seem to get answers “out of the air”.

If your yes score was between 11 – 15, you are probably a person who uses the right side of their brain to solve problems more often than the average person. Those close to you probably notice your intuitive perceptions. You will increase your intuitive ability and become stronger, clearer and more focused as you practice every day.

If your yes score was between 5 – 10, you fall within the range of the majority of people in using your intuition. You may want to begin a development program which when practiced daily will improve your intuitive skills and perception.

If your yes score was between 0 – 5, you are probably more mechanical, technical or scientifically based than most people. You use the left side of your brain to solve problems more often than not. You probably find it difficult to use your imagination. To develop your intuitive skills and become more feeling-based will take commitment and intention on your part. However, with your highly developed analytical ability you will have a very good foundation for intuitive impressions.

Reference: The Anatomy of Intuition, Article in Psychology Today, April 1995 by Daniel Cappon, M.D.

Author's Bio: 

She developed Strategic, Integrated Success Strategies to support people in developing the powerhouse that lies within them through their subconscious and conscious minds. This program is a state-of-the-art, fast paced learning tool that increases her clients ability to access the creativity, innovatiion, widsom, and clarity that is offered by the intuitive gifts within each individual and at the same time anchor this informatiion with the crystal clear, linear skills of the rational mind. New brain research is finally catching up with what ancient spiritual teachers have taught for centuries:


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