Intuitive Decision Style Scale
When making big decisions, are you more likely to trust your head or your gut? Here's a scientific way to know.
By Jourdan Travers, LCSW | December 20, 2023
The Intuitive Decision Style Scale, developed by Katherine Hamilton, Shin-I Shih, and Susan Mohammed of Pennsylvania State University, is a self-assessment tool designed to illuminate and measure the degree to which individuals rely on their intuition when navigating the decision-making process.
The scale consists of a set of statements, each prompting respondents to indicate the extent to which it resonates with their decision-making approach on a scale from 1 (Strongly Disagree) to 5 (Strongly Agree).
By capturing key aspects of intuitive decision-making, such as trusting gut feelings, following initial hunches, and prioritizing intuition over analysis, the scale provides a glimpse into an individual's inherent decision style. Whether one leans towards analytical scrutiny or intuitive leaps, this scale offers a valuable self-reflection tool for those seeking insight into their decision-making tendencies.
You can take this test here. Follow all of the steps to receive your results.
Step 1: Indicate how much each statement describes you on a scale of 1 (Strongly Disagree) to 5 (Strongly Agree).
References: Katherine Hamilton, Shin-I Shih & Susan Mohammed (2016) The Development and Validation of the Rational and Intuitive Decision Styles Scale, Journal of Personality Assessment, 98:5, 523-535