To be driven toward shiny objects. Usually related to projects, in the sense that you won't finish one project before starting a new one.
Brent's shiny object syndrome prevents him from finishing any project before starting something new.
by Pygarp November 17, 2016
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A condition which causes an inability to focus on any particular person while online dating. SOS (Shiny Object Syndrome) generally occurs in the early stages between initial contact and meeting for coffee. Signs of onset include: a) habitual perusing of profiles b) a desire to maintain prior conversations and c) enticement with new inbox messages. In severe cases, lack of sleep is commonly noted. Unfortunately, sufferers of SOS become nearly incapacitated at meeting another person.
Shelby: I started conversing with Jerome online, our messages were engaging, and all seemed to be going well, then suddenly he simply disengaged. I just don't understand it.
Tara: This sounds like a classic case of SOS, Shelby, and he's suffering from exposure to SOS (Shiny Object Syndrome), which has incapacitated him.
Shelby: What shall I do?
Tara: Unfortunately, there is no known cure for SOS, which leaves you to search new profiles and email enticing messages.
by chukar October 24, 2014
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