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What is the difference between intuition and instinct?

  1. Mentalist acer profile image59
    Mentalist acerposted 7 years ago

    What is the difference between intuition and instinct?

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    Twenty One Daysposted 7 years ago

    intuition would be external to internal.
    instinct the reverse. James.

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    L_Faustposted 7 years ago

    Intuition is a sense of the mind that is derived from the soul. It shows us the way. Instinct on the other hand, is another sense of the mind that is derived from the body. It shows us how to get to the way...

  4. angela_michelle profile image99
    angela_michelleposted 7 years ago

    Intuition is knowing what to do, or what is going to happen, without concrete evidence, whereas instinct is reacting to something without needing to think about it.

    For instance, if I were to punch you, you might put up your arm to block me, that would be instinct. If you looked at me, you my have intuition tell you I'm going to punch you, in which case you might step away or push me away prior to the punch. I guess it really matters if your subconscious (instinct) or your consciousness (intuition) reacts.

  5. MickS profile image71
    MickSposted 7 years ago

    Intuition uses thought, it is a decision based upon past knowledge, experience.  Instinct doesn't use thought, it is a natural reaction to a stimulus.

 
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