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What the boredom signal is telling you

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.

Only some people allow themselves to become bored. They recognise that sense of restlessness and find a way to turn things around.

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Boredom and modern society

Boredom is sometimes described as the plague of modern society.

  • Back in 2016, a French worker sued his former employer for "bore-out." He won.
  • Many people, especially those born between mid -1990s and late 2010s, scrolls aimlessly through apps and find nothing of interest. ...

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Five types of boredom

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

  • Calibrating boredom: You have wandering thoughts and a feeling of not knowing what to do.
  • Reactive boredom: You feel aggressive towards your detainer - a teacher or the workpla...

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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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The struggle to define boredom

Psychologists differ in their definition of boredom.

  • In the 1960s and 1970s, boredom was defined as the feeling generated by a repetitive task. Researchers found that boredom increased alertness to the things happening around you (distractions).
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Dull downsides 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...

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