Learn English – How to call someone that acts only by instinct without being rude


I know there's the phrase "You are an animal", but depending on the context, cultural background, etc. the recipient of the saying may not end very happy. Is there another way to describe someone that acts solely by instincts without the danger of being read as rude?

Best Answer

Intuitive, where intuition is

direct perception of truth, fact, etc., independent of any reasoning process; immediate apprehension.

I have always considered a skilled person to be intuitive when they are unable to explain how they do the things they are skilled at.