July 30, 2004 at 6:54 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
Someone at work referred me to the quiz in this article when I said that I have a hard time with decisions. When I took the quiz, I learned that I am an “extreme maximizer.” Hmmm. That sounds better than “indecisive.”
The writer of the article says: With all the choices available, we may believe we should never have to settle for things that are just “good enough.” Those who accept only the best, I call maximizers. In my research, I’ve found that maximizers are less happy, less optimistic and more depressed. At the very least, maximizing behavior can lead to dissatisfaction—and, sometimes, paralysis.