Is your first instinct to lie or to be truthful?
Fight or flee?
Argue or defer?
Give or grab?
Trust or distrust?
Believe or doubt?
Yell or withdraw?
Lead or follow?
One could say that life is truly a process of learning to build on our best instincts, turn from our worst and manage the ones that could serve or hurt us depending on the situation.
Intuition is an irreplaceable tool to help us in this effort and yet instinct (an innate, typically fixed pattern of behavior in response to certain stimuli) is often confused with intuition (the ability to understand something immediately, without the need for conscious reasoning.)
Instinct reacts, intuition interprets.
What are your best and worst instincts?
Have you given any thought to the role they play in your life?
Do you validate, accommodate and benefit from your intuition?