|With some people, insight is almost second nature. In order to see beyond the surface we need a certain amount of familiarity. But in our experience, it is often the person who is not too close to the situation or person, who has greater insight. |
Our culture has taught us not to put much faith in things like intuition and insight, but it is a valid form of perception, a use of the imagination to put together pieces and see more than the 'visible' whole.
Sometimes there is a certain level of discomfort around people who have easy access to this quality; it is as if they can see through us and know what we may be trying to camouflage.