8 Signs You Might Become a Hoarder
You've watched Hoarders
with equal parts sympathy and fear: "Will that be me in 20 years?" Researchers are still trying to understand the disorder, but here are some clues:
Speaking of waffling, the IHOP menu paralyzes you (and exasperates your breakfast companions).
Muroff's preliminary study shows that young people who struggle to make decisions, such as what to order at a restaurant, have a higher risk of becoming hoarders than those who know what they want. Tolin has found that hoarders have an information-processing problem that leaves them unable to categorize an object as "important" or "not important," and thus renders them indecisive. That's why convincing them to throw things out can be tortuous.