Many people have feelings that are intuitive and compulsive when they confront situations and moments. The compulsive feelings or thoughts influence how they make decisions on matters. Some scholars have said that most people get a job or a second interview based on the interviews first thirty seconds of meeting. While this could be an exaggeration, scholars admit that the human subconscious and gut instincts usually affect decisions that we make, and for the most part, the instinct is usually right. A UK based Human resource magazine recently reported that most managers make decisions about other people based on their guts or instincts. British psychologists reported that 71 percent of managers would change their mind if they are given a second chance on the people they hired (Russel, 2012). The gut instinct cost UK business thousands of money that would be productive for the economy. However, is the entire story? Others think differently.
Luke Jonson of the Financial Times once argued that instincts are for the most part are extremely accurate assessment of our emotions and true feelings about things. Johnson adds that it is exceedingly difficult to get along with people that you do not connect with at the first meeting. If people allow the inner prejudice to take control, there is a chance that you can get a clear and honest picture of the situation. The human sixth sense has evolved to protect the human brain from potential enemies even before the other senses takes notice of the danger. I must admit that I am in agreement with Gladwell’s argument that our instant conclusions are for the most part decisive in helping the human make decisions that affect our lives (Huxley, 2008).
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Russel, Peter. Is following your gut instinct- right or wrong? March 2012. Blog- HRN-Europe. http://www.hrneurope.com/blog/?p=890 Accrssed on August 24th, 2012.
Johnson, Luke. “Take the Punge for a life of freedom”. The Financial Times August 2011. Accessed August 24th, 2012.