Your 6th sense, aka your gut instinct, to me is another innate survival tool to protect you. It’s similar to the flight and fight response you have. However as a society we’ve tended to down play its existence.
It’s that inner knowingness that tells you to this or don’t do that. In fact, it’s said that when taking a test you should always go with you initial choice.
You see, subconsciously you’re always picking up information and storing it whether it be something you’ve glanced at or a mannerism you witnessed. You’ve attached meaning and a feeling to it. That’s your gut instinct telling you what to do. However, your conscious mind can’t always recall where you got the solution or answer but your subconscious mind never forgets. It’s a warehouse of information.
You should listen to it more often. It’s trying to protect you by stirring you in the right direction.