Decisions #1

Posted: March 30, 2016 in communication, life, personnel characteristics, words

According to various internet sites, the average number of decisions an adult makes each day is about 35,000. Wow! I certainly didn’t think I made that many decisions each day, how about you?

This seems like a ridiculous number of decisions but I understand that in fact we make 226.7 decisions each day about food according to researchers at Cornell University. If we make that many decisions about food maybe 35,000 decisions in total isn’t so ridiculous!Decision-making-process

Each of us has a particular style of decision-making. I’ve listed the different types below, so have a look and see which category you fall into:

Impulsive – you go for the first choice presented to you without fully considering the consequences.

Fatalistic – if something is meant to happen, it will, it’s fate.

Compliant – your happy to go along with the crowd or someone else’s opinion.

Delaying – you need more time, or you’ll think about it later.

Agonising – you feel overwhelmed, and can’t make your mind up.

Balancing – you weigh all the factors, and then make your decision.

So which decision style do you employ?


  1. Rey says:

    Wow. I didn’t know we made that many decisions in a day. I have a situational tailored approach decision making style that incorporates the use of being mindful, engaged and appreciative.

    • Dot says:

      Yes, I was surprised too, but in doing some investigation, this figure seemed to be the generally agreed number of decisions we make each day. I guess many of those decisions are things we decide without even thinking each day, but I suppose they all count as decisions.
      Thanks for your comments

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