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Every Wednesday is Tip Day. Like most people, probably, I have several pet subjects that I love to talk about — subjects that are sometimes interesting to other people, and sometimes not. I do manage to be very disciplined about not talking about my children too much, except with grandparents. I made a list of s to look for, as indicators that I might be boring someone. One challenge is that the more socially adept a person is, the better he or she is at hiding boredom. Repeated, perfunctory responses. Oh really? Or a person who keeps saying, "That's hilarious.
Simple questions. People who are bored ask simple questions. Although it sounds rude, interruption is actually a good , I think. It means a person is bursting to say something, and that shows interest. Request for clarification. Imbalance of talking time. I suspect that many people fondly suppose that they usually do eighty percent of the talking in a conversation because people find them fascinating.
In general, though, people who are interested in a subject have things to say themselves; they want to add their own opinions, information, and experiences. Body position. People with a good connection generally turn fully to face each other. I pay special attention to body position when I'm in a meeting and trying to show or feign interest: I sit forward in my chair, instead of lounging back, and keep my attention obviously focused on whoever is speaking, instead of looking down at papers, gazing into space, or checking my phone.
Audience posture. Also, attentive people fidget less; bored people fidget more. Time to find a different subject. If you're worried about it, here are 7 topics to avoid if you don't want to risk being a bore. What other strategies do you use?
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