A new theory of intuition synthesizes current theoretical models suggesting the existence of three types of intuition: affective, inferential, and holistic (Pretz & Totz, 2(07). However, current intuition measures inadequately assess these types. In response, a new intuition inventory, the Types of Intuition Scale (TIntS), was created containing subscales measuring affective, inferential, and holistic intuition. The current study attempted to establish the factor structure and validity of the TIntS. A factor analysis of TIntS data from 332 participants revealed four distinct factors of intuition: affective, inferential, abstract holistic, and incubation. Additionally, 227 of these participants completed other measures of intuition and personality. Correlations among the four revised scale scores of the TIntS, past measures of intuition, and personality characteristics suggested convergent and discriminant validity.
Carlson '08, Lauren A., "Validation of a Measure of Affective, Inferential, and Holistic Intuition" (2008). Honors Projects. Paper 116.