Decision Making Strategies

Lauren Ingersoll


Painful decision making includes wasting time and emotion while identifying choices. Typically during painful decision making the choice is never reached. Eventually the decision might be made by someone else or remain unsolved.


The impulsive decision making usually happens when there is no planning involved. Usually when an impulsive decision is made the persons strengths, weaknesses and goals are not taken into consideration. Impulsive decisions are usually made quickly and often times not wisely.


Compliant decisions are decisions made by others. The decision does not have ownership in this case. When you don't have ownership it can be hard to commit to the decision. Sometimes this type of decision is your only choice but when possible it should be avoided.


Delaying or procrastinating a decision is when people avoid facing the problem. This can result in many possible negative outcomes. Delaying can be result of fear or even not having enough time to handle the decision. Unwanted results and loss of control can occur from procrastinating.