Behavioral standard of participating in very dangerous or hazardous activities, often correlated with drug addiction, gambling, and unsafe sexual practices. Performance or acceptance of a task which holds both the promise of personal success and the risk of failure, usually correlated with creativity or undertaking a thoughtful and determined risky behavior in a workplace or educational environment.

RISK TAKING: "She was very self-destructive, always engaging in risk taking."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "RISK TAKING," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/risk-taking/ (accessed March 1, 2021).