Risk behavior, or risky behavior, could have a number of effects; some of the most probable are described below. Risk behavior involves making a decision in which the outcome is unsure. Generally, the outcome of such as decision could either be positive or negative. If it is positive, the risk taker is awarded for taking the risk; if it is negative; they face the consequences of displaying risk behavior. Often, risk behavior is an essential part of something. For instance, risks are often taken when playing board games or investing in the stock market. If these risks don't pay off, the worst possible scenario is not unthinkable. At other times, a risk should never be considered: For example, where the safety of yourself or others is being put at risk.
- Potential gains and losses