Shiny Object Syndrome

VikingLifeBlog

Shiny object syndrome is the situation where people focus all attention on something that is current and trendy, yet drop this as soon as something new takes its place.

Shiny object syndrome, also called “SOS” is a pop-cultural, psychological concept where people focus on a shiny, new object, in other words whatever is most current, trendy, or the latest concept, regardless of how valuable or helpful it may ultimately be. While at the moment it seems to be something worth focusing one’s attention upon, it is ultimately a distraction, either a personal distraction or something that is done intentionally to distract others. People who face a fear of missing out (FOMO) are especially susceptible, as the distraction of shiny objects in themselves clouds judgment and focus.

The term shiny object syndrome is often used when people mistake something small and focused and fixate on it to the extent that they lose the…

View original post 29 more words

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: