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rational
used in Blink

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1  —1 use as in:
rational behavior
Definition
reasonable
in various senses, including:
  • "It's not rational to treat 2+2 as 5." — logical as contrasted to illogical
  • "I know you're upset, but please think about this in a rational manner." — based on reason as contrasted to emotion
  • "When I was 10-years-old, I wasn't very smart, but I was still rational." — capable of using reason as contrasted to being insane or lacking the ability to reason
  • "In matters of the heart, I trust my intuition more than my rational analysis." — based on a logical analysis as contrasted to intuition, instinct, custom, tarot-card reading, or some other system of decision making
  • We know we cannot rationally describe the kind of person we will fall in love with:
    Two — The Locked Door (96% in)
rationally = in a manner based on using reason rather than emotion
There are no more uses of "rational" flagged with this meaning in Blink.

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?  —9 uses
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  • It was obvious that there was no standardized, rational way of making this decision. decision.
    Four — Paul Van Riper's Big Victory (70% in)
  • I believe—and I hope that by the end of this book you will believe it as well—that the task of making sense of ourselves and our behavior requires that we acknowledge there can be as much value in the blink of an eye as in months of rational analysis.
    Introduction (99% in)
  • He nodded lightly and said, "Yeah, I know," and then added, "I'm not saying it's rational.
    One — The Theory of Thin Slices (22% in)
  • People with damage to their ventromedial area are perfectly rational.
    Two — The Locked Door (46% in)
  • In high-stakes, fast-moving situations, we don't want to be as dispassionate and purely rational as the Iowa ventromedial patients.
    Two — The Locked Door (51% in)
  • It's because when it comes to even the most important positions, our selection decisions are a good deal less rational than we think.
    Three — The Warren Harding Error (58% in)
  • They were given an unprecedented amount of information and intelligence from every corner of the U.S. government and a methodology that was logical and systematic and rational and rigorous.
    Four — Paul Van Riper's Big Victory (15% in)
  • It wasn't that Van Riper hated all rational analysis.
    Four — Paul Van Riper's Big Victory (17% in)
  • In a way, it was a lot like the kind of failure suffered by the Getty when it came to evaluating the kouros: they had conducted a thoroughly rational and rigorous analysis that covered every conceivable contingency, yet that analysis somehow missed a truth that should have been picked up instinctively.
    Four — Paul Van Riper's Big Victory (26% in)

There are no more uses of "rational" in Blink.

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