In Handy Tips, we find ways to improve your life and make it easier and explain why these tips work. Today, we will tell you about 5 signs you might be boring someone. If your interlocutor does not yawn after the second minute of talking to you, perhaps he/she is really interested. Or you simply do not notice other signals that indicate one’s desire to escape.
1. Brief answers
A bored interlocutor usually answers briefly or repeats the same things like “Uh-huh,” “Wow!” and “Okay.” Does one answer this way even when you are trying to accuse them of something or engage in a dialogue? The person is extremely bored, then.
2. The same facial expression
Sometimes it happens that your interlocutor is not bored with you but with the topic of your conversation. How to tell what exactly is one bored with? If the interlocutor has the same facial expression, say: “Well, I won’t be boring you” and switch to a neutral topic.
3. Random questions
If the annoyance has become overwhelming, the interlocutor will most likely ask you unexpected questions. Random questions are a sure sign of boredom and forced verbal defense.
4. No eye contact
Things are really bad if the person you wanted to argue with does not even look in your direction at all and pretends to be reading text messages, although there was no notification sound.
5. The other person is slouching
It turns out that even if the interlocutor simply slouches, things are bad. You may find it interesting that scientists figured out back in the 19th century: people begin to slouch when they are extremely uninterested in a conversation.