Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by BlueMonday, Sep 27, 2021.
Which one do you depend on when it comes to making decisions?
Mostly logic, burned too many times with emotion
I have trouble with controlling my emotions, so as an individual emotions rule my descision-making. However, the correct way to make a decision is to use logic and carefully weigh the consequences and potential outcomes. I do not do this very often and it gets me into trouble.
Logic for me. Probably too the point of being blind to my emotions in situations. But I think a balance of both is best.
Interesting timing. I recently had to make a decision that involved weighing thoughts with feelings, and I went with my feelings. Thus far there has been no result from this one way or the other, so I don't know whether I was right.
I try to use both, but usually emotion overtakes logic leading to issues that could have been avoided.
Oh, the age old battle of mind versus heart. I still think I am 50/50 actually, but more inclined towards logic these days.
BlueMonday.....For me it depends on the situation. Sometimes a decision requires logic and at other times it really does require an emotional approach. Honestly it often requires a combination of both!
Trying to listen to my feelings more but also what is right. It can be hard but most of the time I gotta use both. But the other day had options.....I mean react bad or ignore? I felt upset and angry but instead I ignored that and did what was right. A simple thumbs up reaction. I had to let my emotion go and let logic over take it and that felt better
A flaw of mine is to overthink my emotions and go with logic, even when the decision should be made with my heart/emotions. Working on it though, and made a couple good decisions lately following my emotions
I tend to go with my emotions, but sometimes it feels best to approach things logically. So it's a combination of both.
I tend to go with my emotions even when I should have been logical. Using emotion has led to me being an unemployed college dropout who still lives at home.I’m okay with that. I don’t want a job, I hated college and I’m too much of a scaredy-cat to live alone.
It has been logic for as long as I can remember. Emotions come into play but not as much as logic. The few times that I've blown up, which takes a long while with a long fuse, would have had to have been based on emotion. Obviously.
I see the process as a little different. There's "gut", which I see as different from emotion. And gut I rely on a whole lot when making decisions. Sometimes even over logic. But I think I always consider both my gut and logic when making a decision. I try not to let emotion rule any decision process, but of course... sometimes it does.
Logic and feelings combined... <3
It depends what it means, I guess? I take feelings into account, but I don't make decisions on the spur of the moment. Gut feeling is something different also, because gut feeling is another name for intuition, and intuition isn't neccesarily based on feelings, but on a rather holistic approach than details. So... people often take this one detail, completely ignore other details, often those more subtle and harder to pin down, and call it logic. But is it really logical to stick to stereotypes and boxes?
I don't think you can have one or the other.
When something doesn't feel right, you might feel pain or something weird in your gut/stomach.
That's why some say "trust your gut instinct", and it is true to some extent.
Not to derail the threat (at least not completely) but I think humans are really bad at determining which things we do are decided by logic, or by emotion. More often, it's just two different emotions battling it out, only, one is more easily spelled out in 'logical' terms than the other.
"Should I buy this expensive thing to make myself happier, or save up to keep my finances stable?"
These are the emotions of excitement (BUY THE THING) and fear/worry (NAH). The latter option might seem like the more 'logical' one, but really, we're being dictated by our emotions either way. It's just easier to break down the train of thought on more reserved decisions, usually, than the more 'impulsive' ones. If you want to buy that thing, there are probably good reasons for you to want it. Even if it's 100% recreational, you can't discount the value that could have on your mental health.
That's how I see things, anyway.