You can teach yourself to be risk-taker

By Vivian Giang, BBC. 

Business leaders say taking risks is an essential part of getting ahead in today’s world. If that’s not your style, how can you become more comfortable with leaping into the unknown?

“Our ability to take a chance and be comfortable with an unknown outcome is affected by our own psychological make-up, the physiological functions in our bodies, the culture in which we grew up and wider societal acceptance of risky behaviour.”

“Research has found, for example, that our individual testosterone levels can directly correlate with our appetite for risk. Since men tend to have higher testosterone levels than women, they can often be more willing to act impulsively, on partial information – even though both genders have similar appetites for risk.” >>

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