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instinctual

[in′stiŋk·chə·wəl]
(psychology)
Pertaining to an emotional, impulsive, and generally unreasoned behavior or mental process which is a function of the id.
(zoology)
Of or pertaining to instincts.
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The tragedy of her being lies in the co- existence of social norms and instinctual drives simultaneously.
His coming down to his actual size, the instinctual crisscrossing will be lost sight of.
"I'm like Lorna in that my values guide me in an instinctual way, like, 'That feels weird' or 'I better send a thank you'," she said.
Many of us may have been raised with traditional teachings, but they were not instinctual. As soon as we could grapple critically with these concepts, we raised questions and challenges that eventually led to discarding these beliefs.
Kariba has seen its fair share of croc attacks over the years, but in recent times, those crocs in and around the Charara bay area seem to have lost their instinctual fear of man.
In other words, copying people is a learned behavior, not an instinctual one.
Many of the pages are illustrations without text which emphasizes the wordless intensity of the emotions and instinctual bond between father and son that Magpie explores.
Beneath conscious awareness lies a sum of processes and mechanisms that control our bodily functions like digestion, circulation, and cellular activity; instinctual drives such as sleeping, eating, and mating; and an array of detailed memories and data that are far too overwhelming for the conscious mind to process.
Differentiation may lead to emotional disconnect between conceptual knowledge and instinctual needs.
The brothers, fired-up with anger and an instinctual drive to protect their family, possibly went too far in the attack and Salem now has brain damage.
"He's probably the most instinctual football player we have.
Faith may be one of the few things instinctual to humanity.