Planning ahead.

Instinct-driven people are not capable of planning ahead. This is their and our saving grace, IF we plan ahead. Recognizing that something negative can happen is not planning. Expecting people to run away is not planning. This is why letting instinct-driven people take jobs as public servants is a bad idea. The instinct-driven are quick to get out of the way. But that only protects their own hide. It does not deter or impede the negative.
Counting on failure is also not a solution.

What are the instinct-driven after? Potency and notoriety.