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I Trust My Instincts

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    Trust your own instinct.

    Your mistakes might as well be your own, instead of someone else's. Billy Wilder
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 1 Response Mar 19

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    I'M Deaf To Mine Sometimes

    I could have spared myself a lot of pain and misery if I had just listened to my instincts. My instincts have saved my life at least 10 times but when it comes to other things I'll ignore it. I really need to stop doing that. I trust them it's just that I'm conveniently deaf to...
    JinxSilver JinxSilver 18-21, F Apr 27, 2013

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    "Trust your instincts.

    Intuition doesn't lie." Oprah "Never apologize for trusting your intuition~your brain can play tricks, your heart can blind, but your gut is always right." Rachel Wolchin
    Aimee17 Aimee17 41-45, F Jul 24

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    C.I.P

    I've discovered that my instincts are an early warning system when it comes to trouble, questionable characters or people I just don't want to associate with. When an EPer messaged me at random wanting a Skype friend, I did the appropriate research and felt a nagging cautionary...
    RoaringFlameLostinShadow RoaringFlameLostinShadow 31-35, M Oct 24, 2013

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    Right Instincts

    I got inspired writting this little story since there's a question that was asked. Does instinct really exist? Asked By: ReignEx 4 hours ago, 3 days left to answer.   Rating (5) | Flag     Answer Question One of the answers to ReignEx question:   Posted by...
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F Apr 15, 2012

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    Your Inner Most Feelings Are Your Guide

    It's a communication to you on which path to take. Sometimes I look back on the person I use to be and I laugh. In those moments, I was trusting my instincts and following the signs. It took me on a long journey only to discover that what I was seeking was within my midst all...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 14, 2012

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    They Know

    Sometimes it's not what I want to hear, but they always know. Always right when something is amiss, or wrong, or off.  Always know when something will be okay and that things will work out for the better, too.  Always know a good thing when they feel it.  They...
    filthydieseltech filthydieseltech 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 3, 2009

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    The Ex-bf

    I was involved with a guy and things were getting quite serious. He was 27 and I was 19. Despite the progression of the relationship he still hadn't told me a lot about his family or his beliefs and there seemed to be so many trivial little facts that he didn't share. After a...
    fresheyes fresheyes 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 12, 2009

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    The Captain Commands, The Crew Obeys!

    I dunno are these my instincts or my intuition, but I do hear my inner voice, which guides me through life. Sometimes it's just absurd, I try to act rational, but it proves to be wrong. So I decided never to go against my intuition, even if it doesn't make sense. It always knows...
    VikiD VikiD 18-21, F 1 Response May 19, 2013

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    Instinct ??

    There are 4 types of person in this world : 1. The person who knows, and knows that he knows. He is wise, so consult him. 2. The person who knows, but doesn't know that he knows. Help him not forget what he knows. 3. The person who knows not, and knows that he knows not. Teach...
    FallenCool FallenCool 26-30, M Apr 20, 2011

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    I Wish I Did More

    Fairly frequently I hear that little voice frantically warning me that my intended course of action will result in my being FUBAR. For whatever reason, I muzzle the bastard and carry on, only to experience that forehead-slapping, d'oh inducing moment of realization that had I...
    Littlebrownbat Littlebrownbat 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 9, 2011

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    Meaning: I won't give out my name,

    address, my school name, my pics on an app like this. With anything I act on instinct, so if I block you don't be shocked why. "I just got blocked and idk why" Because I frankly don't have trust in anyone on EP and apps like it. I don't add old people and if I never had a...
    FunnyandNerdy FunnyandNerdy 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 27

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    Early Warning System

    Better than anything any techno geek can come up with - your body has a multimillion dollar early warning system. It's called gut instinct and when it's tripped: that's how you get the fight or flight response. I didn't always trust me instinct the way I do now. I learned quickly...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 28, 2009

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    THE Landlady and Her Brother.

    Generally it's not 100% full proof. Today however I was supposed to go and view a room in a houseshare. Before I decided to jump in with getting a flat, I was going to just get a room and take the safe financial option. I decided though that after having my own place and...
    woohoo1991 woohoo1991 26-30, F Aug 11, 2009

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    I Trust Them About People

    We all are around people so much that we notice when someone is acting strange. We might not be able to articulate why, but they give us a weird feeling, we're usually a bit hesitant about them. Today I went to the gas station with my fiance to pick up some crackers and 7 up...
    hekatemoon hekatemoon 22-25, F Nov 26, 2010

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    My Inner Voice

    Every single day I listen to my inner voice and I mind all my instincts. When I hold true to my own good heart I make my way in life so much better.
    LadyGypsy LadyGypsy 36-40, F Apr 27, 2013

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    I open up to those I trust,

    but you can expect the same in return with me
    kittyluv78 kittyluv78 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 3

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    They Are There For A Reason.

    Instincts to me are there to protect us. To help us give ourselves a warning before jumping into a bad idea, a dangerous situation, a risky event. I have always trusted my instincts. If I had wanted to take a class and decided that I would, but when I'm about to choose it...
    sasukesnumber1fan sasukesnumber1fan 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 9, 2010

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    Instinct

    Posted April 18th, 2011 at 6:56AM                                             I think I love you                               and i thiNk you loved me too                                           Similar feelings...
    friendlycat friendlycat 26-30, F Apr 19, 2011

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    They've Helped

    My instincts are, usually, right. I know when taking my tests, especially in French, my instincts really helped and I was able to keep near the top of the class by going with my instincts. They really do help when learning new languages. Well, they help me anyway!
    Luangi Luangi 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 13, 2007

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    What A Nice Park Or Not

    This aint a very fresh experience its around a week old but still fresh lol It was around 1 and 20 pm that i was returning home after some work and around a block from where i live is a newly made park  with some benches where the grass is there some shady looking guys were...
    SadisticSkull SadisticSkull 18-21, M Dec 1, 2010

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    I Have What I Like To Call My ''perv Radar''

    Ladies you might have a perv radar also. You know you can most of the time sense the guys who are just typical dirty minded but are just normal men. Then their are the ones that want one thing only from you, and only see you as a ''sexual object.'' Then their are the ones who...
    Tara277 Tara277 26-30, F May 31, 2012

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    The Best

    I "go with my gut"; my first instinct. When I don't I usually regret it.
    TiPoupon TiPoupon 18-21, F Jun 20, 2008

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    The Truth

    My Mother never liked her. She was a customer in the bar my parents managed; attractive, well groomed, with good manners. Saturday nights usually included some kind of drunken fracas, but she was never involved – an exemplary patron. My Dad didn’t understand: “She’s no...
    gerardfsmith gerardfsmith 41-45, M 1 Response Dec 21, 2010

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    Never Doubt The Power

    Never doubt the power of your instincts for the members of the Pryde have done that on numerous occasions and we've suffered attrition as the result of it. Your instincts are there for a reason: time and experience will hone them to a lethal edge, trust in the blanket of security...
    RoaringFlameLostinShadow RoaringFlameLostinShadow 31-35, M 6 Responses May 1, 2011

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    I Knew As Soon As I Saw Her Look At Him

    I knew my ex was cheating on me as soon as I saw her look at my friend at a party. Then he looked back and I released hell. It was a sad lonely night in the cell for me but a painful night for my ex friend in the hospital. Violence isn't always the answer of course but...
    Mydarkrimes Mydarkrimes 26-30, M Apr 13, 2012

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    I feel lied to and I know I should trust my

    instincts. I hate feeling like I'm being played for a fool.
    sapphire601 sapphire601 31-35, F Apr 25

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    One of the most hurtful things is

    when a person lies to you and they don't realize that they're harming themselves not just to the other person... In addition to that they keep blaming the other person and don't recognize their own mistakes, it seems that they get their ego boost by blaming or judging the other...
    fabmara fabmara 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    Strange But True

    What I'm most known for among friends and family is being logical, reasonable and level-headed so even to myself it sounds strange to say I trust my instincts above any train of reasoning but it's true. My past is rife with decisions made purely by instinct but to my knowledge...
    Powderblue Powderblue 36-40, F 1 Response Oct 10, 2011

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    Instincts

    There's a big percentage when it comes to me and my instinct.  Many times, I just don't pay enough attention to it.A few years ago, there was people in my house and I saw the way this person looked at the other.  My instinct told me something and I just let it be.Another time...
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F Oct 10, 2011

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    Related Experiences

    There is nothing more acute in this life as a gut instincts and we all should follow ours. I cannot tell you the amount of times I have followed my own, only to find that I was...
    ultimatehacker ultimatehacker 26-30, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I've been inspired by ultimatehacker and his post under I Act On Instincts, to write this experience. Growing up as a child, and much into my teen years, I followed what I believed...
    thebigkoslowski thebigkoslowski 31-35, M 2 days ago

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    The word trust has haunted my mind every now and then. The word trust has a meaning, but now I'm unsure what to feel. I use to trust people too easily, but now I become careless...
    msunique1989 msunique1989 22-25, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I remember ending a relationship mutually with an ex. I was moving to a different country, and he wasn't sure whether he could manage a long distance relationship. He said e...
    lonelydinosaur lonelydinosaur 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 27

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    I am a very giving man when it comes to the woman i choose to be with and give all my trust and benefit of the doubt right from the start but when you break that trust especial...
    dom8869 dom8869 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 13

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    Yes I have major trust issues. I have been burned too many times in the past to trust any friend or boyfriend. Boys they lie and cheat and are very secretive. A friend they tend...
    Dsanders13 Dsanders13 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 30

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    If I trust a person and they betray my trust they just might as well be dead to me. With that being said there are few people in this world that I actually trust and if you have my...
    SuckMyAwesome SuckMyAwesome 16-17, F Oct 13

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    It's how I've always been since I could remember, even as a little girl I never really had that instant trust and close cuddly nature. But when I do trust someone I really do trust...
    13Selene13 13Selene13 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 25

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    The hardest part about getting into a serious relationship is trusting that person. I used to think the ultimate form of trust, at least for myself, was sexual vulnerability. I was...
    TheAlbinoGirl TheAlbinoGirl 18-21, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I need someone I can just let loose everything. Someone who will just listen, someone I can utterly trust not to spill a single one of my secrets without my permission, someone who...
    AkiliRose AkiliRose 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Trust: Whom do you trust? Is there a person in your life with whom you would trust your very life, if necessary? A spouse...a parent…a sibling…a very good friend? Think...
    dsardes dsardes 26-30, M 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    Without trust the soul cannot prosper. Trust is so hard to earn but yet so quick to lose. What would you do if that someone lost trust in you. :(
    Roses18 Roses18 18-21, F Sep 25

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    Well... I only have one person in my circle. That's my friend cloudycarnage he's helped me out in sooo many ways. I actually trust him with personal information. He's the only...
    lexrae lexrae 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 29

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    Now that I have been hurt by my first love... And betrayed... Not only in relationships but with friends as well.. I now have major trust issues with starting another possible...
    mayks3 mayks3 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 3

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    I'll struggle my entire life to trust people with blue eyes. People with Blue eyes still scare me to this day. Well not scare, but I'd never trust or be comfortable around someone...
    SunshineH316 SunshineH316 22-25, F 7 Responses Oct 12

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    I have extreme and crippling trust issues because of my parents. They are extremely emotionally abusive and they put me down every chance they get. They'll call me worthless, good...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 13

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    Double-edge sword.... That's what trust is to me. When I trust someone, something, I am all in. I trust totally, blindly, selflessly. 90 percent of the time, I get hurt...
    MorningBreeze MorningBreeze 56-60, F 5 Responses Oct 15

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    As days go on , year after year , I lose my hope with people . I find it harder to trust close one anymore. I use to trust a lot but no it seems like I have nothing but distrust...
    Santi425 Santi425 22-25, M Oct 15

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    I've been dating this guy for over a year. He had just ended things in his previous relationship but the girl wasn't taking it well and he being kind tried to help her with her...
    seesaw69 seesaw69 26-30 12 Responses 6 days ago

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    A relationship is definitely built on trust and respect. My last two relationships were not that great. In my first relationship the guy I was with was never really there for me. I...
    Morenita79 Morenita79 31-35, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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