What is instinctive?

  • (adj): Unthinking; prompted by (or as if by) instinct.
    Example: "Offering to help was as instinctive as breathing"
    Synonyms: natural

Some articles on instinctive:

Darwinian Morality - Natural Morality For Survival
... Because of the instinctive nature of sympathy and its general recurrence among many socigal animals, Darwin deduces this emotional character must be inherited through natural selection ... From a naturalist point of view, it is probable that instinctive sympathy was first developed for animals to thrive by living in society just as the pleasure of eating was first acquired to induce animals to eat ... ” Instinctive altruism effectively enables individuals to guarantee survival of the group, which in turn will aid survival of the individual ...
René Girard - Girard's Thought - Origin of Language
... a process which can be infinitely long in moving from, how should I say, from instinctive ritualization, instinctive prohibition, instinctive separation of the antagonists, which you already find ...
Instinctive Drift
... Instinctive drift or instinctual drift is the tendency of an organism to revert to instinctive behaviors that can interfere with the conditioned response ... Instead the raccoon instinctively drifted to its instinctive behavior of putting money on ground or turning it over in its paws, as they would do with food ...
Royal Canin - Feline Retail Formulas
... products Ultra Light // Intense Beauty // Instinctive Kitten // Instinctive Adult // Instinctive Babycat ...
People's Instinctive Travels And The Paths Of Rhythm
... People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm is the debut album by the alternative hip hop group A Tribe Called Quest, released April 17, 1990 (see 1990 in music) on Jive Records ... People's Instinctive Travels was praised for its lyrical inventiveness and bizarre sense of humor, mixed with socially aware and literate message tracks ...

Famous quotes containing the word instinctive:

    There is no passion more dominant and instinctive in the human spirit than the need of the country to which one belongs.... The time comes when nothing in the world is so important as a breath of one’s own particular climate. If it were one’s last penny it would be used for that return passage.
    Gertrude Stein (1874–1946)

    Not to expose your true feelings to an adult seems to be instinctive from the age of seven or eight onwards.
    George Orwell (1903–1950)

    This instinctive repulsion which tradespeople inspire in men of sensitive feeling is one of the very rare consolations for being so impoverished which are given to those of us who don’t sell anything to anybody.
    Louis-Ferdinand Céline (1894–1961)