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Do you take hours to make a simple decision? You may have Fobo

theguardian.com

FOBO: Fear of Better Options

Whether it is deciding what to watch on TV, or which job offer to accept, Fobo (Fear of better options) can affect anyone.

A Fobo-afflicted person may not make a decision due to wanting complete information or simply be overwhelmed with the daunting options.

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Technology accelerates FOBO

Sophisticated apps and social media only accelerate FOBO, giving us unlimited options. We are unable to decide due to a constant flow of new plans, events, invitations or commitments.

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Decision-making people: Maximisers

Maximisers compare everything before making a decision, setting very high standards and expectations for themselves.

They often feel disappointed with their final decision after making it.

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Decision-making people: Satisficers

Satisficers are the ones that make "good enough" decisions, have modest expectations and are generally happier and more satisfied after making their decision.

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