What does instinct mean?

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An instinct is an urge or idea to do something, and that instinct is a natural part of who you are... not something you have to think about much. Instincts can be inborn, or developed through the way you live. For instance, a man living in the woods might have developed better survival instincts than a tourist if both were attacked in the same woods.


A behavior is something you actually do. It has gone beyond the stage of wanting to do it or having the instinct to do it. Behaviors can be anything that you do... walking, rubbing your eyes... anything.


Behavior and instinct are different in the same way that desire and action are different... you can really, really want a blueberry muffin, but not take any action to get one. You can have a really strong instinct to run away from a wedding, but go through with it anyway.
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What are instincts?

a behavior that is passed from parents to offspringInstinct is the intuitive way of acting or thinking of a person oran animal. It is also defined as a typical fixed pattern ofbehavior of a person or an animal in response to stimuli.

What are a ravens instincts?

raven instincts are that they learn how to fly from there parents and learn how to find food and finally live on there own and find a mate.

What does girls' instinct means?

It means that she just has a gut feeling about a situation, usually about a guy. Usually, more often than not, that gut feeling is right. The girl may mistake it for wishful thinking, but it is usually an instinct. Those instincts are usually correct no matter how complicated the situation is. Trust yourself and do not listen to other people, only you know the situation the best.

Why do humans have the natural instinct to think about the meaning of life?

"I think, therefore I am." Humans are self-aware we have hindsight, foresight and recognize our present state. The question evolved over time and become more complex as we find out more about the human past, both factual and mythical. --- For some people, it is a matter of faith. The greater question of why we live, and in fact why humans are alive, is not one we can answer, even after decades of scientific investigation into how Earth and its life arrived at this point. The religions of the world each have an answer, but some will still question whether all that has occurred, and will occur, is part of the grand scheme of Creation. When we think outside of our own lives, about what will happen billions of years from now, it is natural to wonder what the purpose and the fate of humankind is meant to be.

What does instinctive mean?

relating to or prompted by instinct; apparently unconscious orautomatic.. "an instinctive distaste for conflict". (of a person) doing or being a specified thing apparentlynaturally or automatically..

What does motherly instincts mean?

This refers to all of the thoughts, feelings and behaviors that mothers engage in when they believe that their offspring are in danger, or in response to the normal needs for care on the part of their offspring.