Some would argue that intuition is the same as instinct and it is somewhat very similar. However intuition is not a reaction, it’s an insight or a thought. Instinct is a natural reaction, it’s a response to a situation without having to think at all. There is a distinct difference in the two words although most people associate these words with the same meaning. Instinct is something that is natural and we are born with. It is not something we develop over time like intuition is. Intuition is developed from our environment. It is is simply a feeling we get as to where when we act on instinct, we’re reacting without thinking and that’s the reason most people act impulsively (so they claim). When someone says I was only acting instinctively, most often they are reacting to a situation and didn’t think about what their response would be.