Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Are you boring?

Are you a boring person?

That's an interesting question, isn't it? What does boring mean?

According to my trusty dictionary on this computer, boring means:

not interesting or tedious

OK. I think the first couple of words are easier enough to understand. Not interesting. You put people to sleep. They just don't want to be around you.

Maybe you are not introverted, you are just boring.

Wow! What a wakeup call that is for some people.

We worry that we don't have anything to say. We worry that the other people around us don't want to hear what we have to say.

Let me tell you one thing. What I have learned from extroverts is that half the time it doesn't matter what you say, it's just how you say it.

I've been involved in some interesting group conversations. Interesting in the sense that the topic that was been discussed was very basic, lets leave it at that. But because the guy who was telling it, was telling it in a very entertaining way, he seemed to have the group in the palm of his hand.

Why would people find you boring?

One reason and one reason only, you talk about yourself too much. (I'm guilty of that, don't get me wrong.)

What other things might make you boring?

1. Having no sense of humour.

2. Being downright negative and always complaining.

3. Saying the same stories over and over and over again. (Warning, as you get older, you do that a lot.)

4. Always checking your phone. (Seriously, no body has texted you in the last five minutes.)

How do you come across as less boring?

Make the other people talk about themselves and keep them going by asking relevant questions. They will love you for it, trust me.

Remember if you are boring and can't help it you might hear the following song and then you know that your time is up.

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