10 Chapter Four. What's Your Decision Style? Listed below are statements describing how individuals go about making important decisions. Please indicate whether you agree of disagree with each statement. [1] Strongly Disagree 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. When making decisions, I rely upon my instincts. I double-check my information sources to be sure I have the right facts before making a decision. When I make a decision, I trust my inner feelings and reactions. I make decisions in a logical and systematic way. I generally make decisions that feel right to me. My decision making requires careful thought. When I make a decision, it is more important for me to feel the decision is right than to have a rational reason for it. When making a decision, I consider various options in terms of a specific goal. ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ Disa- gree ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ Neither Agree or Disagree ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ Strongly Agree ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ Agree ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ 8. How to Score For the four odd-numbered questions (1,3,5,7), give yourself 1 point for each Strongly Disagree answer, 2 points for Disagree, 3 points for Neither Agree or Disagree, 4 points for Agree, and 5 points for Strongly Agree. Add up your score. Now do the same for the even-numbered questions. Your total for the odd-numbered items represents your Intuitive score. Your total for the even-num- bered items represents your Rational score. What Your Score Means Your scores for each style will range between 4 and 20. The style with the higher score indicates your preferred style, but also note the difference between the two scores. The greater the difference, the stronger your preferred style is in shaping how you approach decision making. If both scores are fairly close or if your scores tend to congregate around the midpoint (this would include scores of between 10 and 14), you're more flexible in how you approach decisions and may be more sen- sitive to seeing how differences in situations affect the choice of your decision style.