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Your Instincts or Your Intuition...Which Do You Trust More?

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Mar 28, 2016 in Miscellaneous ♑ by Bruno56 (5,164 points)

    Which do you trust more? Your instincts or your intuition?


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TheOtherTink Mar 28, 2016

You need to make your distinction between intuition and instinct clear.

I always thought intuition had a strong instinctive component, as in, for example, the expression, "My gut instinct is..."

MidnightCowboy Mar 28, 2016
Both traits equally factor with the decisions I make.
Marianne Mar 28, 2016

I see three elements: instinct, intuition and logical reasoning.

Each of these elements should be taken into account.

Fuzzy Corona Mar 28, 2016

Are those not the same thing?

amberleechoo Mar 28, 2016

Both I think.

Mar 28, 2016

Both in equal measures.

I'm rarely wrong.

Mar 31, 2016

These two things are not mutually exclusive.

Intuition is born of instinct and integrated thoughts of internal and external factors. So, when those two things work in tandem, intuition takes the reins. Acting on instinct alone is what people without integrated thought do, and while this is better than lacking both, it can be deleterious.

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