I'll leave the semantics to others
I was actually evalutating myself a few days ago when catching up with this friend and realised that when meeting someone, I don't judge on the physical - I always have an intuitive feeling, and if I get to know the person further, I know that the intial impression is correct. I believe that we all have this ability but more often than not, people don't trust themselves. As an example, I know many, many women who have been wary of a man, dismissed their worries then ended up in unpleasant situations. It happens all the time. And how many times does hindsight play a part? "I knew I shouldn't have trusted them". It's all there.
Your words are all too familiar Whirler, I have started to trust my own 'gut' feelings of intuition/sub conscious perception/ whatever quite a lot these days :).