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Indecision

Buridan’s
ass unable to decide between two haystacks, he would starve to death. [Fr. Philos.: Brewer Dictionary, 154]
Cooke, Ebenezer
his irresolution usually leads to catatonia. [Am. Lit.: The Sot-Weed Factor]
Graduate, the
college man with absolutely no direction. [Am. Lit.: The Graduate]
Hamlet
Tragic hero who tarries and broods over revenge and suicide. [Br. Lit.: Hamlet]
Libra
7th constellation of the Zodiac; those born under Libra may be indecisive. [Astrology: Payton, 389]
Panurge
unable to decide whether to marry, he consults many people and undertakes a long voyage to visit an oracle. [Fr. Lit.: Rabelais Gargantua and Pantagruel]
Penelope
put off a decision on which suitor to marry by secretly unraveling the shroud she said she must first complete. [Gk. Lit.: Odyssey]
Theramenes
shilly-shallying oligarch; nicknamed Cothurnus, i.e., ambipedal boot. [Gk. Hist.: Brewer Dictionary, 960]
Waiting for Godot
tramps are torn between waiting for Godot to solve their problems and hanging themselves. [Anglo-French Drama: Samuel Beckett Waiting for Godot in Magill III, 1113]
Whiffle, Peter
would-be writer, cursed with indecision, accomplishes nothing. [Am. Lit.: Peter Whiffle, Magill I, 739–741]
hung jury
cannot decide guilt or innocence. [Am. Hist.: Misc.]
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Though low conscientiousness is a strong predictor of both behavioral procrastination and indecision (Steel, 2010; van Eerde, 2003), other traits differ.
In summary, although career indecision research can shed light upon the relationship between personality traits and academic major change, no studies were found that directly investigate academic major change within the framework of Big Five and narrow personality traits.
Recently, Jung's (2013) study found a strong relationship between high school students' (N= 349) amotivation about pursuing a college education and indecision regarding applying to college.
One thing for sure is Deila can't afford any indecision next month.
I'm not happy conceding goals though so I'll have to look at it because I felt there was a bit of indecision.
In the early 1970s, Osipow and his colleagues produced a group of audiotaped interventions to be used for each of the specified antecedents of career indecision for self-assessment for individuals who were undecided about their careers.
In the high school survey, the participants were asked to choose their desired career path from within the following six options; (a) continuing on to university, (b) continuing on to junior college, (c) continuing on to vocational school, (d) working in a full time job, (e) working in a part-time job, and (f) indecision.
It may also be noted that the level of indecision toward the latter's quarterly performance increased both at the national level and in Class D (+7 and +10 percentage points, respectively).
However, Carwyn Jones' Labour government has issued 400 consultations in just three years, which is symptomatic of indecision and dithering in the face of Wales' problems.
Virgin Atlantic has saved its Upper Class customers from any indecision by bringing out the world's first mile high onesie, designed by Norwegian company OnePiece, available for passengers to wear during selected night flights from mid-June.
21 ( ANI ): The South Korean ferry that sank was crippled by confusion and indecision soon after it began listing, a transcript has revealed.
The episode 19 of "The Big Bang Theory" Season 7 is titled, "The Indecision Amalgamation.