Are you a risk taker?

@GIRLBITS (228)
Philippines
November 3, 2008 10:24am CST
How brave are you in taking the risk?
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6 responses
@gerald_lian (2193)
• Australia
3 Nov 08
I would call myself as a risk taker, and would take risks at reasonable cause, because it is risk taking that would determine whether we would gain big or otherwise. However, I would not take risks if they are just for silly reasons, or if the risks outweigh the benefit that I stand to gain out of it. For example, if someone challenges me to do a stupid stunt that could risk my life and offered to give me $100 as a reward if I could do it, my decision would be that I rather not. I guess we need to be rational in thinking about the consequences of taking risks and ALWAYS weigh out the benefits vs. risk. I still feel it's safest to follow the "Do everything in moderation" rule....
@GIRLBITS (228)
• Philippines
3 Nov 08
thank you so much for your time
• Australia
3 Nov 08
No worries....glad to be able to contribute my thoughts....
@Jezebella (1446)
• United States
3 Nov 08
I don't think I am all that brave. I think about all the consequences that could happen and all the good things that could happen. If I think all the risks aren't too bad I'll take it. I mean I have taken some risks, or things that I would consider risks.
@GIRLBITS (228)
• Philippines
3 Nov 08
You're right. Thank you for your time.
@EAStanley (2689)
• United States
3 Nov 08
I am not brave, either! I always think about all of the bad things that could happen, too! Some things are just to scary to try!
@limcyjain (3523)
• India
3 Nov 08
Before marriage i think my risk taking capicity was surely on the heigher side. But after marriage and having children i feel that i have a larger responsibility and dont take undue risk. I do understand that risk taking is necessary for getting good returns so i do take fair risk as far as investments are concerned and am earning decent returns from the stock market.
@GIRLBITS (228)
• Philippines
3 Nov 08
You're right. thank you so much.
@lrglara (1343)
• Philippines
3 Nov 08
for me, i think i am. i love to challenge myself. i would love to know if i am capable of doing such a thing. haven't had the pleasure though to prove it! :)
@GIRLBITS (228)
• Philippines
3 Nov 08
Thank you.
@cocooreo (706)
• Malaysia
4 Nov 08
I guess I am not a risk taker. I am a very timid person who does not enjoy a ride of roller coaster or whatever dangerous rides. I keep all my decision at safe line.
@Porcospino (18396)
• Denmark
3 Nov 08
When I was younger I was a risk taker. I was quite impulsive, and if I had an idea, I tended to jump at it. Once I decided that I would like to live in Eastern Europe for a while, so I found a job through the internet, bought a plane ticket and left my own country. I didn't know anyone in the country where I went, I didn't speak the language and I had never tried that kind of job before. It all went really well and I had a great experience, but I am not sure I would have done it now. After all I found the job through the internet, and I had no way of knowing what it was or if there even was a job. I still like to take a reasonable risk, but I am not nearly as impulsive as I used to be. I think more about the risk versus the consequences than I did before.