We can think of instincts as the computer system of intuition. Instincts are drives and behaviors that help guide us through life without having to stop and figure everything out. They organize our perceptions of what’s going on around us through natural selections. Intuition, likewise, lets us see and respond to our life without calling rational problem-solving into play. There is an organic knowing at work. Instinct and intuition go hand in hand. If you trust your instincts, you probably have well-developed intuitive powers.