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    Intriguing.... Quinlan's Avatar
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    I'm not much of a risk taker and when it comes to gambling I make sure I don't spend more than an amount I've decided in my head before I go. I don't believe in luck or superstition or "being on a roll".
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    When I think of XSTPs and gambling I immediately think of Paul Maclean from A River Runs Through It. It seems likely to me he was an ESTP. His older brother, Norman, wrote the following about him:

    When you are in your teens—maybe throughout your life—being three years older than your brother often makes you feel he is a boy. However, I knew already that he was going to be a master with a rod. He had those extra things besides fine training—genius, luck, and plenty of self-confidence. Even at this age he liked to bet on himself against anybody who would fish with him, including me, his older brother. It was sometimes funny and sometimes not so funny, to see a boy always wanting to bet on himself and almost sure to win. Although I was three years older, I did not yet feel old enough to bet. Betting, I assumed, was for men who wore straw hats on the backs of their heads. So I was confused and embarrassed the first couple of times he asked me if I didn’t want “a small bet on the side just to make things interesting.” The third time he asked me must have made me angry because he never again spoke to me about money, not even about borrowing a few dollars when he was having real money problems.

    We had to be very careful in dealing with each other. I often thought of him as a boy, but I never could treat him that way. He was never “my kid brother.” He was a master of an art. He did not want any big brother advice or money or help, and, in the end, I could not help him.
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    Not that I know of.

    If the chances of failing is high, I most likely will not. If the chances of succeeding is a good amount, I will probably do some risk taking. There is also the question whether the consequences are bad or good for the risk taking.

    But hey, we are gambling our lives each time we use the car to drive somewhere.

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    I might gamble and take risks against odds I know will fail, but only to challenge myself.

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    I love taking risks, but I know when to stop. Usually I measure up the consequences beforehand, and if it's something that isn't a big deal, or the probability is on my side, I won't hesitate.

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    Yes.
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    I can take pretty significant "intelligent" risks if I think the odds are in my favor and I can afford worst case scenario in terms of outcomes. I hate taking stupid or uninformed risks however and avoid those like the plague.

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    I do!! My parents told me I was born lucky.

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    Still interested in your stories...
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    I hate playing with MY money
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