Are you a risk-taker?

A new research of the University of Columbia has shown what really makes a risk taker. Waht is more, it is not true that women are cautious or teenagers are risk-seekers being old stereotypes.

Breaking with these old believes, the study find that the familiarity with our surroundings and the person’s feelings in this moment, are the most important factors when we take risks.

However, there is a lot of work to do related to this topic. Acording to Margie Warrel, who has been the coach of many U.S. executives and also the author of “Stop Playing safe”, the consequences of going wrong when we become daredevils, are overestimated.

For instance, It pop into my mind the life of Dorothy Vaughan who was an Afrincan American matematician women and worked for the NASA. In 1929 she graduated Cum Laude at the age of 19 with a B.A. in matematics. Later, she came into the area of electronic computers when the first computer was in the NACA (afterwards NASA) because she took risks. For instance, she made her own hydden study about the first computer when it wasn’t working well. So she fixed the computer being promoted for this good achieve.

So to take all into account, it is believed that we can make better decisions in our life when we understand the roots of risk-taking sizing up properly a risk. Moreover, perhaps it is time to dash the stereotypes such as women are more risk-adverse than men.

Text by Y.Muriel


Making a change in your life, what do you want to achieve? What do I have to do to reach this? There is always a risk involved.

We have to asses the risk. Is I don’t take a small risk, I won’t move foward. We can lose some we value.



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