Good Girls Rant Too: The "I Don't Know Syndrome"

Published on Tuesday, November 15, 2011 in , , ,

If its one thing I can't stand it's a person who has the "I don't know" syndrome. If asked a question, or their opinion on something, this type of person is  99.9% likely to shrug their shoulders and say, "I don't know."

If you are this person, STOP IT NOW and go get an opinion.  I am convinced that the problem with those who constantly answer questions with
"I don't know," is that they do not know what they like, who they are, and/or they just don't really care about anything.

If this is you, if you don’t get an opinion soon, you just may find yourself surrounded by a group of people who are only going to take advantage of you or you’ll possibly end up alone.

I am not writing this to be mean, but I am writing it to help anyone who may be suffering from this syndrome to find an opinion and some direction in life.  I cannot express the importance of knowing what you like, what you want, and expressing it.

I too used to use the phrase, “I don’t know,” a lot until I realized how boring of a person I must appear to be!  I realized that it was crazy and real lazy of me not to know my own desires and preferences and so I took some time to get to know me! 

Here are some fun ways for you to begin to pinpoint your desires, preferences, and tastes…

~Read new books
~Subscribe to magazines you like
~Try listening to new music
~Make new friends

The list really goes on when it comes to learning more about yourself, but this will help you start.  When you do these things pay attention to what you like and what you don’t like.  Go in the direction of things you like and then you’ll find more things you like.  Over time you will find that you do have an opinion and that you have become well versed in many different areas of life.  You may even find that you no longer need the phrase, “I don’t know.”

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1 Response to Good Girls Rant Too: The "I Don't Know Syndrome"

December 28, 2011 at 11:49 PM

I agree, people like this really get on my nerves. I had a friend who never had an opinion and it got old really fast. It also appears condescending. Needless to say we're not friends anymore!