Inheritable and unalterable tendencies of organisms to have complex and specific responses to environmental stimuli without involving reason. Behavior that is mediated by reactions below the conscious level. Generally speaking, natural impulse, ability or capacity not governed by thought and sometimes tied to intuition.

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