As we all feel emotions, we can ask ourselves if these can affect our decisions.
Emotion is defined as `a strong feeling such as love or anger, or strong feelings in general´. the main ones are:
In every moment we are feeling one or more than one emotion, even if we think that we are not feeling something we are, maybe it isn´t one of the main ones. But we are constantly feeling.
The main question here is if these affect by the time we have to make a decision. We tend to think that it has nothing to deal with it. But it has. Also emotions inform in a faster way your brain
When you are sad, angry or worried about something you tend to say that `we can´t think clearly´ meaning that when you make a decision in this emotional state, it´s harder for you to make it as you are thinking in something else.
But also when you are happy or positive, we tend to make decisions faster and without thinking the posible consequences.
I think that emotions affect our decisions. I don´t think that is something negative, but I´d say that to be effective we should kind of control them. I mean that by the time we have to make a decision we shouldn´t let our emotions to drive us to make a decision, as we need to think the consequences and not guide us by our emotional impulses.
But emotion also has an important role in this, as they make us be subjective.
In conclusion, emotionds have an important role in making decisions but this doesn´t mean that we should let emotions make the decision for us.