What Causes Indecisiveness?

Indecisiveness can have various causes, just like most other symptoms.  Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.

Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms.  In order to diagnose indecisiveness, we could:
  • Research the topic
  • Find a doctor with the time
  • Use a diagnostic computer system.
The process is the same, whichever method is used.

Step 1: List all Possible Causes

We begin by identifying the disease conditions which have "indecisiveness" as a symptom.  For example, lack of sleep.

Step 2: Build a Symptom Checklist

We then identify all possible symptoms and risk factors of each possible cause, and check the ones that apply:
frequent racing thoughts
difficulty getting out of bed
dark areas under eyes
bags under eyes
often taking naps
unsound sleep
eyelid twitch
sleeping less than necessary
somewhat disturbed sleep
having trouble concentrating
short-term memory failure
... and so on

Step 3: Rule Out or Confirm each Possible Cause

A differential diagnosis of your symptoms and risk factors finds the likely cause of indecisiveness.

Arriving at a Correct Diagnosis

The Analyst™ is our online diagnosis tool that learns all about you through a straightforward process of multi-level questioning, providing diagnosis at the end.

In the Mental Symptoms section of the questionnaire, The Analyst™ will ask the following question about decisiveness:
Decisiveness. How quickly do you make decisions? This is not related to how 'clear' or 'foggy' your mind is: some people with clear minds have great difficulty making a decision, and some people with foggy minds make quick decisions ('snap decisions').
Possible responses:
→ Slowly/with difficulty - I am indecisive
→ With average speed / don't know
→ Quickly/easily - I am very decisive
Based on your response to this question, which may indicate either being indecisive or being decisive, The Analyst™ will consider possibilities such as Lack of Sleep.