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There are other graphic problem solving organizers to choose if a decision tree doesn't quite fit your needs. One way to sort out information and feelings about a decision is to use a T chart as a way of organizing your thoughts, this was a favorite of my Dad's, it's simple and effective with most decisions.http://www.worksheetworks.com/pdf/3da/d1f58c578f533/WorksheetWorks_T_Chart_Graphic_Organizer_2.pdf
Now there are many ways to graphically organize your thoughts and help you sort out the information in making a decision. Here are links to thumbnails and printables of several variations of graphic organizers including: Venn Diagram, Fishbone Diagram and something they call a decision making diagram which is a step up from the basic T-chart.
You could also use a balance sheet as Ben Franklin did:
You may also consider a flowchart. Although after looking at the link, you may not. http://www.selectsmart.com/flowchart/
There is even a flow chart to help you decide if you need a flow chart
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The whole idea of a graphic organizer is to take the information and get it out of your head and organized on a computer or paper. In organizing the information it may show you the answer or that you need more information to make the decision.
Maybe if this individual had learned how to use decision making tools she wouldn't have regretted asking this guy for 56 tattoos on her face.
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