Black People : Are You More Emotional or Rational?

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Are you more emotional or rational?

  1. i am more emotional

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    44.4%
  2. i am more rational

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    55.6%
  3. it's 50 / 50 for me

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  1. Destee

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    Peace and Blessings Family,

    After being introduced to emotion in money, i'm thinking, we're probably too emotional about a lot of things ... or maybe it's just me ... :)

    Please vote in the poll above.

    Are you more emotional or rational? Which drives most of your choices and actions?

    I have provided brief definitions of these terms, feel free to elaborate, share yours, etc.

    Emotional : determined or actuated by emotion rather than reason

    Emotion : any strong feeling

    Rational : having its source in or being guided by the intellect (distinguished from experience or emotion)

    Intellect : the capacity for understanding, thinking, and reasoning, as distinct from feeling or wishing

    I find it interesting that being rational separates not only emotion, but experience, thinking and wishing too!

    That's pretty big (to me), for many are driven by not only emotion, but experience, thinking and wishing as well ... which have nothing to do with being rational ... if i am understanding properly.

    Anyway ... which is the greatest factor in your decision making process?

    I must admit, i act more on emotion, than rationale ... a somewhat sobering confession.

    For example, this entire community's start and continuance, has been emotional for me, as i had no knowledge of these things in the beginning, and some may say, i still have no knowledge! I am certainly running on emotion, wishing and hoping, and have all the years. This is just one glaring example i can point to.

    Please vote in the poll above and share your thoughts below.

    Thanks in advance. Love US! :grouphug:

    :heart:

    Destee
     
  2. MsInterpret

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    I am more emotional than rational. But this also depends on the subject at hand, as I am more rational when it comes to money, but I am more emotional when it comes to relationships with other people (be it friendship or companionship).

    I tend to view more woman as the emotional types and men as the more rational, from a more general view.
     
  3. jamesfrmphilly

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    i am too olde to have emotions..........
     
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    Take a guess :p
     
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    Both. I try to be more rational, especially around problems / situations where the brain reminds us it's a kludge.
     
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    a bit of both but far more rational than emotional
     
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    I'm more emotion for i use it as my power source but i can be very rational at times
    it all depend who i am facing and how deep the matter is but mostly 75% emotions
    and 25% rational but beware i can switch quick when need be .
     
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    I'm more rational than emotion. Emotions clouds points of views, and doesn't allow you to think clearly at times. Emotions generally drives you to the extreme right, you can't see the middle ground because it doesn't exist for you.

    I tend to be more emotional when it comes to defending my sistas.

    Peace!
     
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    I am a bit of both as well depending on the issue at hand....I do try to "temper" my heart with my head according to the situation....trying to "look before I leap" in all things, financial and personal.
     
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