While we often discuss risk-taking as a trait, some intrinsic part of an individuals personality, risk-taking is actually a process. The process of deciding whether or not to engage in a behaviour that has a significant likelihood of resulting in a negative outcome. And you know what? Negative outcomes are a prospect in situation: whether you are going all in on a poker bluff or just trying to hide from your boss in the violate room. Below are 30 signs that you were borna natural risk-taker.

1. Youve jumped out of a perfectly good airplane.

2. Youre not all that comfortable even jumping off a curb.

3. You disagreed with your boss during an important meeting.

4. You kept quiet when your superintendent made an error and blamed it on you.

5. You always prefer dare in Truth or Dare games. Always.

6. Truth answers are just more interesting, dont you think?

7. You dont immediately change the empty toilet paper roll after use everything there is up.

8. You bought a special basket to put next to the toilet so extra rolls would always be immediately at hand.

9. You never drive the speed limit.

10. You prefer to let other people drive.

11. You possess the most extensive sunlight hat collect this side of the Mississippi.

12. You dont even own sunscreen.

13. Youve participated in an act of civil disobedience.

14. Youve watched acts of civil disobedience on Fox News.

15. You forgot to DVR the latest episode of How to Get Away with Murder.

16. You always clear your schedule on Thursday nights so “youve never” miss your favorite show.

17. Youve dated more than person or persons at a timeand even managed to get them all together one for a truly unforgettable night.

18. You are a strict monogamist.

19. You possess a unique gene variant, the DRD4 7R+ variant, which makes your brain more prone to impulsivity and risky behaviors.

20. You refuse to be genotyped for fear of learning you have an increased risk for some terrible disease.

21. You save at the least 10% of each paycheck for retirement.

22. Retirement? Thats decades away. Youll figure out the money stuff when you get there.

23. You are really into kink.

24. You suppose vanilla is a perfectly respectable flavor , thank you very much.

25. You only cease your job to travelling for the next year.

26. You only renew your subscription to Travel& Leisure.

27. You are the person who knows how to gets things done at work.

28. You have the number of the person who knows how to get things done at work on your phones speed dial.

29. Youve been arrested. Maybe even more than once.

30. You are the person your friends call to bail them out of jail. One, because they know you have money saved. And, two, you are known for being home by 10:00 pm on Saturday nights.

The truth is , no matter which statement best described you on this list, you are a risk-taker. Yes, you. And even you! While some of us may have a unique biological predisposition that pushes us to run more with lifes uncertainties, there are a variety of other factors that help us decide when to move the envelope and when to run for covering. But to understand how to be a better risk-taker in lifehow to build smarter, more informed decisions when faced with riskthe first step is to understand that we are risk-takers, at least to some extent. And we all deal with uncertainty and the potential for negative outcomes in each decision we induce, each and every day.

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