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Natural Instincts

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1. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

What do you think defines a particular instinct (survival, primal, maternal, paternal, etc.) and which one is most predominant during the course of an average day?

2. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 11y

For me, Survival. What defines that? In basic terms, getting out of work (a) alive and (b) without having killed my boss or any customers, or at the very least, not been caught for killing them

3. Posted by ukmassage (Inactive 1052 posts) 11y

work in itself can be considered a survival instinct (we work in order to feed and shelter us and our closest)

4. Posted by GretaGarbo (Full Member 48 posts) 11y

Quoting Gelli

For me, Survival. What defines that? In basic terms, getting out of work (a) alive and (b) without having killed my boss or any customers, or at the very least, not been caught for killing them

I hear you, man, I hear you.

5. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 11y

Can "work" be defined as an instinct? I'd say it's a response to the instinct to survive. But I get your point!

6. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 11y

I would say that I battle most of my primal instincts every day, i.e. wanting to slap the head off the lunatic who continually invades my desk space at work / wanting to grab the burly builder working on the new office next door and gratify my female needs / wanting to dig a hole and crawl into for a bit of peace and quiet and maybe cover it with some nice leaves at the end of a hard day

Thank god for a bit of culture and civilisation

7. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 11y

I was once arguing with a colleague (see post "Is stupidity endearing?" ) and I had the clearest thought: Would anyone really blame me if I just up and kicked her? That was a hard instinct to surpress. The anti-stupid instinct, I guess.

8. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 11y

Lol!!

9. Posted by MattXIII (Full Member 272 posts) 11y

Natural instincts can't be given sections or defined. They happen in a flash and go directly aftwerwards. I'm very proud of mine, with everyday life i obviously never use them but especially in a crisis my instincts kick in and im in charge (me or others) of any situation, im confident, collected and strong. I don't even realise what's happening, and straight after the incident has gone, whoomp; i'm back to normal and my brain returns.

I've dealt with people having heart attacks, limb severation, near fatal allergic reactions. That was just as a first aider in retail! Then theres me, gettin into all sorts of scrapes.
I trust my instincts and therefore they look after me.