How well do you think about risk and uncertainty?

Of all your education, a very few specific skills will determine the rationality of your decision making. Take the test to see if you have them.

No one can guarantee what the future will bring – but we can try to make an intelligent gamble on the available options.

Whether you are a doctor trying to decide whether to trial a new treatment, a CEO trying to forecast business post-Brexit, or you simply want to know how to interpret the weather forecast, the capacity to weigh up different potential outcomes is essential for good decision-making.

Unfortunately, many people are surprisingly bad at this. Luckily, a very short test – called the Berlin Numeracy Test – now allows you to assess your ability to cope with risk and uncertainty.

Before you read on, you might want to try the test yourself. It takes just five minutes to complete and at the end you will discover how your own “risk literacy” compares to the average person.

> Measure your risk literacy: How well do you think about risk and uncertainty? | David Robson | BBC

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