The Civil Writer Magazine What is a "Gut" feeling? An instinct or intuition; an immediate or basic feeling or reaction without a logical rationale. It is better known as an intuition that you can physically feel the effects. ... "Many people describe their intuition

as a feeling in her chest or in their stomach. Often, it comes as a tightness in those areas and the feeling that something is off." We possess the capacity to feel, and thereby the ability to know things without consciously reasoning. The "gut feeling" is real, and we use it all the time. "Going with our gut," however, implies uncertainty and does not guarantee a good outcome. A gut feeling is an instinctive

feeling, a feeling within your body that only you experience as opposed to an opinion a belief or judgment that rests on grounds insufficient to produce complete certainty. You walk into the garage and see blood on the tool case; your gut feeling is that the husband is hurt by that little voice in your head. That little voice in your head is called inner speech, and you can hear it when you're

thinking. An opinion uses variables to determine that the husband is hurt by the way in which something is positioned vis-à-vis its surroundings and the time the husband would have been home and his to do list.