Tuesday, January 10, 2012


If someone is being wishy-washy, they are indecisive and can’t make up their mind. They don’t have a defined opinion about a certain topic. Someone who is wishy-washy may also be weak in character, willpower or courage.

1. Are you an opinionated person who has a forceful opinion about everything, or are you (on the other end of the spectrum) a wishy-washy person? Do you have difficulty deciding where you stand on any issue, or are you easily convinced to change your opinion about something?

2. Do you agree with the following statement I found on the internet?: “Strong ideas survive, weak ones perish; there is no room for wishy-washy opinions and people”

3. If someone is sitting on the fence (cannot make a decision or decide what to believe) it could be that they are wishy-washy… or they may just want to be neutral or diplomatic and not take sides… or perhaps they don’t have enough information to make a decision.

4. A go-getter is not a wishy-washy person. Go-getters know exactly what they want – and they go and get it… they are proactive. On the other hand, there are people who are paralyzed with indecision because the risk may be too great. They go back and forth in their decisions and can’t seem to get to a point where they put their plans into action.

5. The United Nations is often criticized as being ineffectual, pacifistic, weak and wishy-washy because they are primarily a forum for debate in a world where “hard-and-fast” decisions need to be made. In other words, many people see the UN as being too diplomatic.

6. When it comes to the debate on abortion, many people are a little wishy-washy, because there are some good arguments on both sides. I am very firm in my personal belief, which relates to my own reality. I have a general opinion; however I can see some cases where exceptions are valid.


  1. Hi Frank, nice blog and nice post...By the way I think I'm a wishy-washy...

  2. You can be wishy-washy about something specific or you can be a wishy-washy person in general. I am wishy-washy about some things...
    Thanks for the comment Xavier

  3. Hello Frank, I really like this post.

    I am a little bit wishy-washy sometimes with some decisions but I am trying to change that.

    Thank you for your excellent work and keep it up.