instinct

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the power to discern the true nature of a person or situation

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inborn pattern of behavior often responsive to specific stimuli

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(followed by 'with')deeply filled or permeated

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Sure, the growth might be slowing down, but what's really important is that "Europeans have laid out a visionary roadmap to a new promised land, one dedicated to re-affirming the life instinct and the Earth's indivisibility.
Freud describes the interplay of the life instinct and the death instinct (Eros-Thanatos).
At the behest of the life instinct the ego splits off and projects the death instinct outwards.
the unbeatable freshness and undowned every-trying, ever-daring life instinct of men and beasts" (p.
Klein proposed in her later work that a primordial battle between the life instinct and the death instinct, each represented by fantasies, is waged in the psyche of an infant from birth.