I know that often you'll use both, but which do you follow more in regards to your behavior ?
Please justify/give reasons for your choice.
I am complex, yet simple. Does this make any sense to you? :)
Sometimes I act only on my reasoning and would have a good control on my emotions. At other times, I could be very emotional (which is stupid) and would say to my logic "get lost".
We've discussed this before :) What I really really aim for is to use my logic most of the time because with logic, you can make good mistakes but with following the heart, you can make really stupid mistakes.
I don't regret the mistakes I've done by following my mind because simply I gave it a deep thought and even if they weren't right, at least that was what I believed in at the time. On the other hand, I regret the decisions I made based on my emotions, because when I get to think of them, they were stupid and they lack reasoning.
Do I make sense at all? haha
@ update : 1) They don't have the mind capabilities that would make them take good and wise decisions. People think differently and the majority have poor reasoning. That's about poor mind reasoning.
OR 2) They lie; actually they use their emotions. They just would like to imagine that they use their logic when they really don't. It looks classier and stronger to use the mind, huh?
OR 3) They don't really know the difference between logic and emotions. They aren't in touch with either.
4) We're humane so we are prone to make mistakes, especially when we're young or inexperienced.
I'm tend to think things through by reason, and observe everything I can know before developing a strong opinion. I've always been like that anyway, but I think majoring in science amplified it.
Maybe the dipsh*ts just have broken logic and don't realize it,having their 'logic' based on emotions.
Or the question responders just aren't representative of the general population.
i try to act according to logic most of the time .. But try doesn't meen that it's what happens ... Sometimes when I feel emotional to something I act in a really lame way .. my logic side sais OK never do this because there is a 90% possibility of losing ..but I just jump in and it always goes bad when this happens ... Lol doesn't happen a lot but I hate it when emotions take over so much
thoughts, I try to use logic as often as I can in this aspect. I rarely do impulsive things, I think about the possible ramifications of it too much instead of just doing it as some people are more prone to do. but I have my titanic sized clunkers once in a while too, just like anyone else.
Thoughts, definitely. It seems to work for me, but I may have some perfectionist tendencies so I sometimes overthink some things. I'm always thinking of different outcomes of a choice to determine which one would be best, etc. I do use some emotions when thinking. They just usually don't end up dictating most of what I do if it doesn't involve leisure or fun or something like that.
completely act on my emotions. I don't think its a bad thing, but sometimes I know I should bite my tongue and I dont. Iv acted on both multiple times and I find using my heart in most situations helps you to discover things while logic only bounds you to search for things in a "calculated" manner.
I've mostly acted on my emotions and it has gotten me into situations I couldn't get out of. Like sometimes ill see someone make an outrageous statement, and rather than think about what's wrong about it a charge full in with full emotion and end up looking like I don't know what I'm talking about.
I'm trying to use my head more but it's difficult. :-\
A 90% of the time, I am obsessed with perfection...so I use logic calculation in an unhealthy way.
B only use it when I have to choose and all options are equal in checks and balances.
Lost interests in emotions when I found out that its just chemical reactions in the brain which you can fix using specific substances.
Both! I count my intuition as "emotion" and when my intuition does not agree with my logic. I go with my intuition because I am a natural risk taker.
Usually I deal with things logically, but a keen intuition is what separates the leaders from the followers.
I didn't vote because I think it is very balanced for me. I am a big believer in balance.
@update: because we are human, and the logical people are on this site. They are not socializing with the idiots, or they don't have a clear image of themselves.
Emotions, hands down. I try to be logical, and many times I succeed, but when it's about some aspect that I have an emotional attachment to, emotion completely takes over.
Generally, not too well. In addition to letting emotion win, I also take things very personally, so when things go bad, they feel 10x worse. The curse of being a hopeless romantic, I guess. But it is who I am.
Mostly on my emotions, I can with my head but I can so many emotions jsut conflicting with my thoughts.
I follow my heart in some circumstances and follow my thoughts in another. It really does depend on the situation for me
Great question. I do usually use both, because thought and action are often fueled by passion, but reason has to win out before I commit to doing something.
(1) You're addressing a v. minute portion of the species -- blogging tends to take more thought than feeling because you're writing. I'd say that to get a true gauge you'd have to include a larger target population.
(2) Some make a concerted effort to do hurtful things. They use their ability to reason but with an underlying (and negative) emotional purpose.
(3) While some are governed by their mind/will (intellectual pursuits, pragmatic concerns, etc.), emotions ride high throughout the process.
Only brainless idiots act on emotion. You need to use your head your heart is never a good indicator for making decisions.
Who is being rude you asked a question I gave you my opinion and answer on it. Since you can't respect that I bid you a good day.
And the weak minded are easily coruptable
I go by logic, I like to be prepared and have things planned to a certain extent.
Thoughts. Acting on emotion never seems to end well for me.
emotions and it has led to many many stupid things on my part
i alternate btwn both, sometimes I don't think about it, sometimes it just happens.
I tend to follow emotions too much, knowing this is a bad thing.
Thoughts. I am not an emotional person :/ is that a stupid reason? :D
Sometimes emotions dictate thoughts. Example: depression.
Thoughts. If I follow feelings/emotions, I'm just screwed. I think logically 99% of the time.
I'm completely emotional.
You guys are loco! :P
*Grants Tenny and Brando the PhD honors in Crazeology*
Honey, you get a Nobel prize now! LOL
Mix! but predominantly on thoughts!
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A fair share of both - thus, I can't select a choice in your poll :(
I usually act on my feelings/emotions if for instance I'm the authority in charge, someone had extenuating circumstances that causes them to breach certain rules and they plead for help or to be exempted from the rules. Perhaps according to rules, I should say no to them. But if say they person have gone through a very bad situation and was sincerely and genuinely telling the truth in hope that I can help them, I would give allowance. In other words, if the situation requires empathy and doing the "right" thing, I put myself in their shoes and give allowances if I can. I also act on my emotions much more when I'm playing music! Otherwise on a day to day basis when I'm studying and working, I act mostly logic. Does this make any sense to you?
And to answer your question on which do I follow in regards to my behavior, definitely logic and reasoning because it serves as a reminder, a platform to balance and to find some peace within myself as I know when I'm emotional, to protect myself from getting hurt unnecessarily especially if I'm falling in love with a guy. With that said, it's still always a mix of both as you put it.
Being a mathematician, as much as I follow logic many times, this world isn't purely made out of logic. Logic plays a very significant role, but because we are only human, sometimes rules are just guidelines and we make allowances for special cases. Without creativity (which is following your heart, intuition and debatably under influences of logic and reasoning), there wouldn't be as much innovation and discovery in this world, would there?
I forgot to mention that at a subconscious level, people have a tendency to act on their instinct whether it's more heavily based on logic or emotions :)
Thank you! Great answer
You are welcome. Great question :)