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When you make a decision, do you rationalize ever option or simply go with your

  1. Anishpat profile image80
    Anishpatposted 5 years ago

    When you make a decision, do you rationalize ever option or simply go with your gut?

    What is the best way to decide on the right course of action? Is it with a left brain rational approach or with a right brain, touch and feel approach?


  2. dmop profile image76
    dmopposted 5 years ago

    Honestly I do a lot of both; I tend to analyze every angle I can think of and try to see the out come, but ultimately I usually go with my gut in the end. I can't help to over analyze, but my gut almost always seems to lead me in the right direction regardless of what logic tells me.

  3. msorensson profile image73
    msorenssonposted 5 years ago

    Both. I am  a trained scientist and therefore conditioned to follow logic. However before that training I just followed my instincts. In the past, because of my training, I always went with what is logical...however I soon found out that that is a limited way of thinking. Logic has limits.

    There are no right or wrong decisions. Only pathways..

    When there is conflict, I always follow my heart and never look back.

    The correct decision always results in peace. You have to trust yourself.

  4. duffsmom profile image59
    duffsmomposted 5 years ago

    I tend to way over think things and make myself miserable when making any kind of significant decision.

    I think successfully making decisions is a combination of both reason and gut.

  5. Sage in a Cage profile image80
    Sage in a Cageposted 5 years ago

    As a psychologist, I tend to approach decision making by examining all the different alternatives and trying to imagine how I will feel after making that choice. It's a lot harder than it sounds. How you choose to make a decision can vary differently on the subject in question. When emotions are involved, such as relationship decisions, it is very hard not to take your gut instinct into account. Sometimes all the logical reasons in the world cannot replace the strength of a gut emotional instinct.

    When it comes to decision making, it is not really a matter of how you make your decision rather than being able to make the decision in the first place. So often people are faced with choices and become paralysed in the decision-making process.

  6. Vegas Elias profile image30
    Vegas Eliasposted 5 years ago

    I honestly do both. First comes the gut feeling to take a decision followed by rational analysis as to the pros and cons involved. If pros outweigh cons I normally take the decision without further delay.

  7. InterestCaptured profile image85
    InterestCapturedposted 5 years ago

    I usually drink a ton and then sleep on it for a couple days before I decide

  8. anupma profile image78
    anupmaposted 5 years ago

    Truly speaking it is a tough question to answer for me.
    Both approaches are important. In some place we use our brain and for some we use our heart. But some are such that need both. In this case I listen to my heart. Because I think logic could be wrong but a true heart can't be.
    I am a literature student. I read history of English literature and found that Wordsworth's age was heart based while Tennyson's was logical.
    In the age we are living is a age of logic, where emotions have lost its identity. Individually I believe we must use both.

  9. profile image55
    kdawsonposted 5 years ago

    Both.  Don't think you have to do one or the other.  We have different types of knowledge and should listen to them all.

  10. Kayte profile image46
    Kayteposted 5 years ago

    As a Christian Pastor, I can say that when making decisions I use both sides of my brain, but my brain is tempered by What God would want me to do. There are many decisions that I can't make alone, therefore I take it to the Word of God, there I can find any answer to every question that I ever have about everything I can ever think up.