Without being careful, or may be with some arrogance, if a person walks into a troublesome situation, what are the phrases or words to describe him?

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    Reckless is probably the word you are looking for - without caution; careless. There's also rash - acting or done without careful consideration of the possible consequences, or even impetuous
    – MorganFR
    Commented May 20, 2016 at 9:04
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    Single-word requests should supply a real-world example sentence so those answering can determine the register.
    – TimR
    Commented May 20, 2016 at 12:13

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The Holy Bible names them Simpleton and Naive.

A prudent person foresees danger and takes precautions. The simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequences.

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