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Boredom is not that simple to explain

Boredom is not that simple to explain

We may tend to think of boredom as a response to monotonous activities. But boredom isn't this clearcut.

Research reveals that there's a significant variation in how much boredom each person can deal with.

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Boredom is sometimes described as the plague of modern society.

Psychologists differ in their definition of boredom.

  • Bored people are more susceptible to impulsive behaviour, substance abuse, gambling addiction, compulsive mobile phone use, depression, etc.
  • Boredom also seems to be linked to many personality disorders, such as covert narcissism. These people thi...

The boredom signal is telling you that you are failing to interact with the world. The negative emotion is trying to motivate you. We really want to be cognitively engaged.

Psychologists now know there are at least five types of boredom.

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