This is why you should trust your instinct: Your instinct is this massive AI engine inside your head, with a processing power for which we have not invented a term yet. It is hooked to the giant internet of other energy fields, other people's brains and it takes and processes inputs faster than your senses can acknowledge things. It knows, identifies and processes the micro expressions and the other sensory inputs, combines them with the wisdom gained from its own historical experiences and gives you a directive output.
Its not "intuition." - Its the world's best known super computer at work. And that is why you should listen to your "instinct". Its pure science.
PS: Within a week, two of my contrarian "instincts" have come out to be true. Am waiting for a third to happen. :)