2009-11-28

What drives risk taking behavior?

Was reading Satyabratadam's interview and story.

Different people have different appetite for risk taking - some people can take risk in physical space; some with their finances; some with personal life and so on.

Risk taking when one knows that the downside is death is an extreme form. What makes people take such risk - genes or upbringing? Genes should direct any living organism to behave in a manner to sustain oneself. Maybe, risk taking has more to do with how one is brought up.

PS: personally, I am fine with taking risks with finances and experimenting with personal life. When it comes to  doing things where downside is physical hurt or suchlike, I am quite conservative.

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2009-11-28

What drives risk taking behavior?

Was reading Satyabratadam's interview and story.

Different people have different appetite for risk taking - some people can take risk in physical space; some with their finances; some with personal life and so on.

Risk taking when one knows that the downside is death is an extreme form. What makes people take such risk - genes or upbringing? Genes should direct any living organism to behave in a manner to sustain oneself. Maybe, risk taking has more to do with how one is brought up.

PS: personally, I am fine with taking risks with finances and experimenting with personal life. When it comes to  doing things where downside is physical hurt or suchlike, I am quite conservative.

No comments: