|As a symptom, dizziness connotes various feelings from diverse conditions ranged from benign positional vertigo to a serious status such as stroke. Furthermore, many patients often have multiple contributing factors to causing dizziness particularly in chronic dizziness and in elderly patients. Therefore, subtyping the patient``s complaints of dizziness into the etiology oriented category through careful history has been the first step in classic approach to dizziness. However, it is not possible to attain accurate diagnosis by simple algorithmic approach. In outpatient settings, patients often present after the acute symptoms and the signs of vestibular dysfunction have disappeared. For those reason, physicians should be well equipped with skills for taking history and a brief but comprehensive neuro-otologic and physical examination which can be done easily in clinical practice. This article is to provide practical information for clinicians who take care of patients with dizziness and focuses on diagnosis that are common and often poorly understood.