Instinctive vs Reflective - What's the difference?

instinctive | reflective |


As adjectives the difference between instinctive and reflective

is that instinctive is related to or prompted by instinct while reflective is something which reflects, or redirects back to the source.

instinctive

English

Adjective

(wikipedia instinctive) (en adjective)
  • related to or prompted by instinct
  • driven by impulse, spontaneous and without thinking.
  • reflective

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Something which reflects, or redirects back to the source.
  • Mirrors are reflective .
  • Thinking back on the past.
  • He always becomes reflective in preparation for the new year.
  • (computing, programming) Involving reflection.
  • Derived terms

    * unreflective

    Coordinate terms

    * refractive