This is a discussion on What kinf of risks I should take to be a better INTP? within the INTP Forum - The Thinkers forums, part of the NT's Temperament Forum- The Intellects category; Originally Posted by BenjiMac I don't think there's a checklist or anything. And define better? But if I had to ...
I would suggest you to go through intpexperience.com
The articles there can help you a lot.
Mathematically speaking, it makes sense to take risks when the expected benefit minus drawback is at least positive. For example, investing into the S&P 500 has an expected annual returns of 8-10%, although it can be negative if you only look at the bad years. But in general, it's a good risk especially if you're young, since risk diminishes over time. Just like flipping a coin once is not predictable, but flipping it many times will give an approximately 50% heads and 50% tails with relatively high level of confidence.
This is just an example, but it can be generalized to.. assess the pros and cons, if pros minus cons is positive, then try it many times especially when you're young.
I'd say go skydiving, especially the tandem where the instructor is with you. It's a lesson in giving up on totally controlling the situation and just enjoying the ride.