Why do we take necessary and unnecessary high-risks? Recently, research shows the science of why people take risks. The results show that it has to deal with the emotional aspect of a certain person and the factors that brought them to take those risks. Below are some of the factors on why people take risks.
1. Control. Sounds surprising, isn’t it but taking high risks doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s all about the thrill or the sense of accomplishment. According to a certain study, people take high risks because they feel and need the control over their emotions. They believe that emotions can either destroy or compromise their logic. That is why people feel the need to rein in their emotions.
2. Belongingness. No man wants to be an island. On that fact, it is true. Peer pressure tends to be a minor factor on this part but plays a vital role on people who take risks. There is this need to feel like they belong that is why people take these necessary and some unnecessary risks for them to belong to the status quo.
3. Sensation of Dare. Some people just do it for the sake to feel the sensation of daring themselves to be better. This is the major factor on why people take risks. They simply do it for the sake of sensation.
Let’s admit that we are afraid of taking risks but it doesn’t mean that it can stop us from doing it. In reality, the important part of experience is having a fear. People who take risks learned how to use that feeling of being fear. It isn’t about ignoring the feeling but understanding the fact that risk is been an internal part of or lives.
People tend to divide emotions into “good” and “bad,” and the unpleasant anxiety of fear means it gets placed in the “bad” category. But that’s probably not the best way to think about the feeling. Fear wakes you up, making you more alert to the potential threats or things that could go wrong — all things that are very useful in a potentially dangerous situation.