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Are you boring?

Seven tips for knowing if you’re boring someone.

In one of the popular movies, a quirky documentary called Sherman’s March, the documentary maker’s former high school teacher tells him, “As people get older, they get more like themselves.

And you’re getting more boring.”

Like most people, probably, you have several pet subjects that you love to talk about – subjects that are sometimes interesting to other people, and sometimes not.

Don’t get started on happiness, or obesity, or children’s literature, or Winston Churchill, unless you really want to talk about it.
(Manage to be very disciplined about not talking about your children too much.)

A list of signs for you to look for, as indicators that you might be boring someone.
Just because a person isn’t actually walking away or changing the subject doesn’t mean that that person is genuinely engaged in a conversation. One challenge is that the more socially adept a person is, the better she/he is at hiding boredom. It’s a rare person, however, who can truly look fascinated while stifling a yawn.

Here are the factors you should watch, when trying to figure out if you’re connecting with someone. These are utterly unscientific – sure someone has made a proper study of this, but these are just observations…

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