Logical Reasoning - Matching Definitions - Discussion

Discussion :: Matching Definitions - Type 1 (Q.No.8)

Read each definition and all four choices carefully, and find the answer that provides the best example of the given definition.


Erratic Behavior occurs when an individual acts in a manner that lacks consistency, regularity, and uniformity. Which situation below is the best example of Erratic Behavior?

[A]. Julia cannot contain her anger whenever the subject of local politics is discussed.
[B]. Martin has just been told that he is being laid off. Before leaving his supervisor's office, he punches a hole in the door.
[C]. Rhonda has visited the dealership several times, but she still cannot decide which car to buy.
[D]. In the past month, Jeffrey, who has been a model employee for three years, has repeatedly called in sick, forgotten important meetings, and been verbally abusive to colleagues.

Answer: Option D


Jeffrey's recent behavior is clearly inconsistent and irregular.

Pavithra said: (Sep 24, 2010)  
Why can't it be option B? Can anyone provide a clear explanation?

Vinay said: (Sep 9, 2014)  
In b he can't say that he is unhappy. While leaving the floor he punches a hole in the floor. There is other reasons behind that cause.

Akshay said: (Dec 16, 2014)  
It's a tough choice between B and D, in a broad way we can say that both are correct but technically D is more correct because it includes a clearly mentioned time factor.

Previously Jeffrey didn't show this kind of behaviour that's why it seems much erratic than of Martin's.

Mike Massarelli said: (Mar 18, 2015)  
Also though the continuous erratic behavior of D could be seen as less erratic than simply one random outburst. If erratic behavior becomes the norm, then it is no longer erratic.

Aakash Gupta said: (Aug 22, 2015)  
What about uniformity?

Cory Goodwin said: (Apr 25, 2017)  
In B, there is no mention of being previously very good behaviour wise and in D there is mentioned.

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