How to Detect Boredom Via Body Language

Do you know when someone finds you boring? When a person is bored, they will either consciously or unconsciously look for ways to distract him or herself or will show signs of wanting to get away from the situation. Reasons for boresom may be lack of inte

Do you know when someone finds you boring? When a person is bored, they will either consciously or unconsciously look for ways to distract themselves or show signs of wanting to get away from the situation. Reasons for boredom may be lack of interest. If the person is not interested in their surroundings or what is going on, then they may become bored. The disinterest may also be feigned if they do not want you to see that they are interested.

It is not a hard task to detect if you are making your audience bored with proper training of body language and conscious effort. Knowing and recognizing the signs of boredom can make you a popular speaker as you can make notes of boredom symptoms and change the strategy according to the situation.

Glancing at your fingertips or even a watch, shows a strong sign of boredom and that you are not interested in what someone else is saying or what is going on around you.  Don't put too much meaning in a single gesture. Rather, notice the eyes, head, arms, body, the whole body; this allows you to "read" their messages in the proper context. With a little self- training, you'll become a master at understanding if you are boring people when you speak.

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