Evaluates Decision Making Style
Over fifty years of scientific research has revealed that there are three distinct styles of decision-making. Each of us can make decisions in these three ways, but we tend to develop a preference for one more than the other two. This preference becomes a subconscious force, affecting the decisions we make on a daily basis and shaping how we perceive the world around us and ourselves.
The three decisional styles are the personal, the practical, and the analytical. These dimensions can be examined in the form of patterns based on two distinct factors unique to axiology.
- The Personal Style: People with a preference for this style of making decisions tend to see the world from a personal point of view, or with concern for the individuals involved. They see people in a unique, individual light and are more concerned about others than the results and theory. This involves a personal involvement with, concentration on, or investment in people. To this style, the world is filled with people needing to be understood.
- The Practical Style: People with a preference for this style of making decisions tend to see things in very practical, no nonsense, real-world, task oriented manner. They are more concerned with results than others and theory. They see people in comparative ways as they relate to others. To this style, the world is an objective waiting to be achieved.
- The Analytical Style: People with a preference for this style of making decisions tend to see the world from a theoretical perspective, more in an abstract way than a concrete one. They see people as part of a system and tend to think in very black and white terms. They are more concerned with thinking about things, and analysis than actual results or personal concerns of others. To this style, the world is a problem to be explored and solved.