The Rational Experiential Inventory (REI) measures the degree to which individuals rely on rational or experiential processes in problem-solving. To be eligible to take the REI, individuals must have a minimum age of 18.
I have a logical mind.
I prefer complex problems to simple problems.
I believe in trusting my hunches.
I am not a very analytical thinker.
I trust my initial feelings about people.
I try to avoid situations that require thinking in depth about something.
I like to rely on my intuitive impressions.
I don’t reason well under pressure.
I don’t like situations in which I have to rely on intuition.
Thinking hard and for a long time about something gives me little satisfaction.
Intuition can be a very useful way to solve problems.
I would not want to depend on anyone who described himself or herself as intuitive.
I am much better at figuring things out logically than most people.
I usually have clear, explainable reasons for my decisions.
I don’t think it is a good idea to rely on one’s intuition for important decisions.
Thinking is not my idea of an enjoyable activity.
I have no problem thinking things through carefully.
When it comes to trusting people, I can usually rely on my gut feelings.
I can usually feel when a person is right or wring, even if I can’t explain how I know.
Learning new ways to think would be very appealing to me.
I hardly ever go wrong when I listen to my deepest gut feelings to find an answer.
I think it is foolish to make important decisions based on feelings.
I tend to use my heart as a guide for my actions.
I often go by my instincts when deciding on a course of action.
I’m not that good at figuring out complicated problems.
I enjoy intellectual challenges.
Reasoning things out carefully is not one of my strong points.
I enjoy thinking in abstract terms.
I generally don’t depend on my feelings to help me make decisions.
Using logic usually works well for me in figuring out problems in my life.
I think there are times when one should rely on one’s intuition.
I don’t like to have to do a lot of thinking.
Knowing the answer without having to understand the reasoning behind it is good enough for me.
Using my gut feelings usually works well for me in figuring out problems in my life.
I don’t have a very good sense of intuition.
If I were to rely on my gut feelings, I would often make mistakes.
I suspect my hunches are inaccurate as often as they are accurate.
My snap judgements are probably not as good as most people’s.
I am not very good at solving problems that require careful logical analysis.
I enjoy solving problems that require hard thinking.