03/22/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated Nov 17, 2011

The Key Difference Between Decisive And Indecisive People

In relation to yesterday's post about focus being a more important asset than knowledge, Wesleyan University has released a study looking to understand how some people are more decisive than others.

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Students were asked to fit one of five available classes into their existing schedules while being provided with information on meeting time, instructor quality, and amount of work among other details.

Findings suggest that decisive students based their choices on one important factor while indecisive students considered all the information. This indecision is attributed to seeing the advantages and disadvantages of all the information provided.

Wesleyan: Eye-Tracking Study Reveals How People Make Decisions
[This post originally appeared on, contributed by Francisco Hui]