Understanding & Measuring Risk Type

by Trickey, G., Assessment & Development Matters, Vol. 4 No. 1 Spring 2012

Understanding and managing risk is a complex field. The reality is that risk taking is essential, unavoidable and desirable. Individual differences ensure constructive contributions across a spectrum of risk taking dispositions that range from unrestrained impulsivity to an obsession with planning detail and from fearful risk aversion to gung-ho adventurousness.

This article presents findings from a recent study, using the Risk Type Compass™, that may further our understanding of possible role and gender differences relating to risk.

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