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Decision Making Glossary - P

We have put together a glossary for decision making related terminology and acronyms to convey our meaning on this important topic.


The moderately stable and distinctive set of mental, emotional, and social characteristics of an individual that are exhibited when alone, when interacting with people or when interacting with the external environment.


Generally, a problem is a question raised for investigation, consideration, discussion, and/or solution that involves difficulty, uncertainty, and/or doubt.

Problem solving

Problem solving is the combination of strategies, thought processes, activities and process used to address a problem. The activities of problem solving and decision making are closely linked. See more on problem solving decision making.

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A systematic series of steps, actions, changes, functions, or operations directed toward achieving a specific goal, result, or outcome.

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