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btbnnyr
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10 May 2013, 4:48 pm

Do you feel overwhelming boredom in the following situations?

(1) Classes
No matter how interesting a topic, a class about it automatically causes overwhelming boredom. I can't stand listening to the sound of person talking.

(2) Meetings (group)
No matter how interesting a topic, a meeting about it automatically causes overwhelming boredom. I can't stand listening to the sound of people talking.

(3) Conversations (one-on-one)
No matter how interesting a topic, a conversation about it automatically causes boredom, although not as overwhelming as caused by a meeting or class.

The boredom is horrible. During classes and meetings, I am so so so bored, and during conversations, I am so bored that I have to do lots of other things like staring at pens and pencils and erasers and sniffing whiteboard markers and pretending to wipe whiteboard erasers across my face to add stimulation to the boredom.

I can do things for a long time without feeling bored when I am doing things alone, but add other people, and the whole thing becomes overwhelmingly boring.

What are your thoughts on overwhelming boredom?


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10 May 2013, 5:13 pm

Hate to say it but it comes with the territory.


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10 May 2013, 5:19 pm

Sounds like you're not a very verbal person :) . I sometimes imagine my high school social studies teacher reading from a history book as a technique to make myself go to sleep. Classes are very boring 90% of the time, conversations and meetings on interesting subjects can be very intense, but I prefer having them online so I can type eloquently and fact check or reference/source material I talk about, sometimes in person people will not believe or be skeptical of you otherwise.


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10 May 2013, 5:52 pm

btbnnyr wrote:
(1) Classes

Yes.

btbnnyr wrote:
(2) Meetings (group)

Sometimes. Depends on the meeting...what it's about and how the discussion happens, whether or not I can follow the discussion at all and whether or not that matters (i.e. If I can't follow the discussion and I need to be able to, I'm too busy trying to make sense of things to be bored; If I can't follow the discussion and it doesn't matter that I can't follow it, I get really bored. )


btbnnyr wrote:
(3) Conversations (one-on-one)

Sometimes (less often than in meetings). Whether or not I get bored can have more to do with who I'm interacting with than what they talk about.


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10 May 2013, 5:53 pm

I know what you mean. I can relate. It's soooo horrible when it happens and I don't know what to do. I get physically and mentally tired. When that happens, I usually try to think about something totally irrelevant such as what to buy when I go to the supermarket. One thing I learned is that when you wait for time to pass, it feels so slow. So you need to occupy your mind with something.



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10 May 2013, 7:18 pm

Maybe you require more stimulating company?
Maybe go downtown or to another thing or place, meet different people...
I went to the country recently, and got an immediate natural high off the clean air and trees, sometimes a lack of vitality can create boredom.
For the next few days I was in a good place, from being in the country



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10 May 2013, 9:05 pm

jk1 wrote:
I know what you mean. I can relate. It's soooo horrible when it happens and I don't know what to do. I get physically and mentally tired. When that happens, I usually try to think about something totally irrelevant such as what to buy when I go to the supermarket. One thing I learned is that when you wait for time to pass, it feels so slow. So you need to occupy your mind with something.


Yeah, I think my brain fries when it is bored.
It also fries when it has seen or heard too much.
Too much stimulation and not enough stimulation both fry my brain.

Is boredom an emotion?
I think I want to research it in the lab.
Terribly boring to eggsperience, but perhaps terrifically unboring to eggsperiment.


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10 May 2013, 11:07 pm

Buy a pistol

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Shoot at it from various angles in various cool poses.



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11 May 2013, 8:20 am

btbnnyr wrote:
Do you feel overwhelming boredom in the following situations?

(1) Classes

(2) Meetings (group)

(3) Conversations (one-on-one)


1- Most of the times, unless I like the topic.
2- Most of the times.
3- Most of the times, unless I like the topic I'm talking about.



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11 May 2013, 10:57 am

Rorberyllium wrote:
Buy a pistol

Draw a smiley face on your wall

Shoot at it from various angles in various cool poses.


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11 May 2013, 1:47 pm

I completely understand feeling bored in the presence of other people and not bored when doing things alone. The common denominator in your example is that you're stuck. You have to sit in one place with people and don't have the freedom to approach the topic in your own way. Even if it is a topic of interest, I'd much rather go on the internet to gather more information. The exception is, if I'm simultaneously talking about a topic of interest with the other person AND doing something else interesting (e.g. talking a walk or riding somewhere). But rarely do other people want to do anything but talk! And rarely do I have the peace of mind to feel like hanging out with other people.



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11 May 2013, 2:10 pm

btbnnyr wrote:
Do you feel overwhelming boredom in the following situations?

(1) Classes


(2) Meetings (group)

(3) Conversations (one-on-one)





1. Depending on the class and what the discussion were having. I try to look interested in what the teacher is teaching my class through most of my classes even though I would rather be in another class at the moment or if I'm exhausted rather be at home resting.

2. My autism group meetings I have at school never has a dull moment whenever we meet up on Fridays or special occasions Thursday.


3. Depends on the discussion that someone want to chat about.



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11 May 2013, 2:35 pm

tjr1243 wrote:
I completely understand feeling bored in the presence of other people and not bored when doing things alone. The common denominator in your example is that you're stuck. You have to sit in one place with people and don't have the freedom to approach the topic in your own way. Even if it is a topic of interest, I'd much rather go on the internet to gather more information. The exception is, if I'm simultaneously talking about a topic of interest with the other person AND doing something else interesting (e.g. talking a walk or riding somewhere). But rarely do other people want to do anything but talk! And rarely do I have the peace of mind to feel like hanging out with other people.


That makes a lot of sense to me, that I am super duper bored due to being stuck with other people and other people's ways instead of free on my own in my ways.

Some people talk on and on and on at meetings, when their points could be conveyed in a series of nouns that take ten seconds to say.


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11 May 2013, 2:44 pm

I'm a very auditory/ verbal person and I actually enjoy listening to lectures on topics that I find interesting. I've listened to some at home on the Internet just for fun. I also enjoy one-on-one conversations about topics that interest me at the time. Group discussions or meetings about something I'm interested in ,I would enjoy but the social aspects such as knowing when I can speak ect often ruin it for me. This is a problem in the one-one conversations too but it's worse in groups and I just find group discussions overwhelming and exhausting.



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11 May 2013, 3:03 pm

Thoughts on overwhelming boredom:

Creep up on it when it's not looking.
Throw a blanket over it, tie it up and chuck it on a long-distance truck.