How to make decisions: thinking vs. intuition

    How to make decisions: thinking vs. intuition

    Take one
    decision
    important is not always easy, especially for two factors: the first
    it depends on the fact that we are often not aware of all the factors that do
    they hide behind the process and, secondly, from the fact that we are often afraid
    to make mistakes and we don't want to take responsibility.

    Other times we don't decide, simply why not
    we know what to do, that is, we don't have enough information. However, each
    once we go through a process that requires decisions to be made, we must
    keep in mind a fundamental idea: “not making a decision implies
    already deciding something ". In this regard, Dijksterhuis, researcher of the Unconscious Lab of the University of
    Radboud, has organized a curious experiment in order to assess whether it is more
    satisfactory the process that leads to making decisions at level
    conscious or at the level of the unconscious. Three groups of individuals have been prepared for this purpose
    who have been entrusted with the task of choosing an image (it should be emphasized
    that the images were very similar to each other apart from some small details).
    Thus, one group was suggested to weigh the pros and cons of each
    image. The second group was told to choose quickly after giving
    a quick look at the pictures (in this selection process it plays a role
    instinct is fundamental). Finally, the third group was allowed to give a
    quick look at the pictures then later would have to fix one
    series of anagrams. Only after finishing this work of logic would he
    could choose the picture. Once the selection process was finished he came
    asked each person who assessed how satisfied they felt they were with
    own choice. Well, the most satisfied group was the first; ie those who
    they had consciously analyzed the pros and cons. But the interesting part of the experiment
    now comes: The researchers asked the participants for a number of
    phone and gave everyone a poster with the chosen image. After a
    time period they called and asked how happy they were still with the
    their decision and whether they were willing to sell the poster. At this point a curious result emerged: the group
    more satisfied with his decision and that he would sell the image to a
    highest price (indicator used to analyze emotional value
    bestowed on the poster) was the third; that is, those who chose without thinking
    too much, because they were asked to do an exercise in logic first,
    based solely on their intuition. What is the cause of this phenomenon? The researchers assure that the task to solve
    of the anagrams kept the conscious part of the mind occupied, in such a way
    to allow the unconscious to elaborate its own decision. It should be emphasized
    for those who don't know, it is assumed that the conscious mind is
    capable of processing little information at the same time as the unconscious
    has a parallel working system. Thus, scientists conclude that sometimes it would be
    more appropriate to let oneself be carried away by instinct when taking some
    decisions. Although it should be clearly stated that the decision which is the subject of the
    study was not of transcendental importance to the people involved, while when
    this is a really important decision we should be capable of
    combine intuition and rationality. Anyway, the teaching that comes from this
    research is that we should learn to listen to our intuition, both in the
    smaller decisions as well as more important ones.
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