6 in 10 British people admit to being afraid of taking risks
According to the Independent, 6 in 10 British people admit to being afraid of taking risks, a study has found. Instead of living life on the edge, millions consider themselves to be 'risk-adverse' with more than two thirds blaming it on a fear of the consequences. The study of 2,026 respondents found 61 per cent reckon they are 'risk-adverse' with just 34 per cent happily describing themselves as a risk taker. And more than two thirds reckon people are less likely to take a risk than they were 10 years ago. Sixty-nine per cent are too worried about the consequences to take a risk, while 58 per cent fear failing so play it safe instead. Almost three in 10 admit they have taken a risk before which didn't pay off, putting them off another gamble. Read more.