The main focus of this study was to explore if there is a connection between the attributes sensation seeking, risk taking and risk perception and how this connection works. The application of a behavioural measurement method for risk taking and the theoretical consideration that risk perception is not a generic trait, was meant to lead to new insights into these attributes? correlation. Furthermore, possible sex and age differences were examined precisely. Altogether, some 240 samples participated took the online exercise. Of these, 153 were women and 87 were men. The construct risk taking was surveyed with the ?Balloon Analogue Risk Task? by Lejeuz et al. (2002). To examine the personality feature sensation seeking, a German language version of the ?Sensation Seeking Scale ? Form V? by Zuckerman (Beauducel & Brocke, 2003) was used. The study of the attribute risk perception was carried out with the ?Domain Specific Risk Attitude Scale? by Weber, Blais und Betz (2002). Based on the controversial findings, a negative correlation between risk taking and risk perception was established. Concerning risk perception it has to be noted, that it is safe to assume risk perception not to be constant over all domains. The often-documented low existing correlation between sensation seeking and risk taking has also been proven in this study. Furthermore, a negative correlation between sensation seeking and risk perception was found. Despite available case literature, describing age differences in individual attributes, the present study was unable to verify these. The examination of the sex differences showed that women have a lower sensation seeking characteristic, whereas in experience seeking no difference to men could be found. Women have a lower willingness to take risks, and are more sensitive to perceive risks in the first place. Regarding risk perception, it is to be said that in social decisions women do not differ from men.