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Would it bother you if someone, being friendly and non confrontational, told you that you were boring?

Asked by TJFKAJ (642points) 3 weeks ago

People respond to criticism different ways.
What if the criticism was that you are boring?

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SQUEEKY2's avatar

Depends on who it was.
I probably would bore some people half to death.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Ain’t nobody bored when my husband is around. (Right now he’s chanting “biscuits and gravy, biscuits and gravy” at me.)

I would be surprised if anyone told me that.

SABOTEUR's avatar

No reason to be bothered.
I am boring.

janbb's avatar

Yes, it would bother me.

Nomore_lockout's avatar

Nah. Been called a whole lot worse than that. No big whoop.

ragingloli's avatar

Well, I am.

Mimishu1995's avatar

I have come to realize that whoever think I’m boring are insecure loudmouths who feel the need to put other people down with their boasting.

I actually annoy people for being too interesting.

jca2's avatar

I know I’m not so I would wonder why they think that, and I would probabliy ask them.

JLoon's avatar

Hey – Sometimes I fall asleep.

SnipSnip's avatar

You mean like asking questions such as _Does size matter?

Nah, I’m not boring but I don’t talk incessantly either. I listen to every spoken and unspoken word. :)

Call_Me_Jay's avatar

If someone knows me well, I care what they think. If not, not.

raum's avatar

Could be read a number of ways.

Depends on the person.
Depends on the context.
Depends on the delivery.

Though I wouldn’t be that bothered. As I don’t strive be interesting. Makes for too many misconceptions. Boring means people aren’t creating ideas of you in their head. And I wouldn’t say that’s a bad thing.

rebbel's avatar

“You are boring.”
-“Technically it’s called drilling, but yes, I am.”

KNOWITALL's avatar

I’ve been called boring plenty of times, mostly by alcoholics. It irritates me they continue making bad choices but that’s on them.

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Zaku's avatar

Boredom is in the mind of the bored person.

kritiper's avatar

I would find it hard to understand what the importance was of that person feeling the need to tell me that. Like, “Who the hell asked you?”

Inspired_2write's avatar

I agree with kripter but I would had added it with” yeah tell me about it since your an expert at being boring.
That person EXPECTS you to entertain them..geeesh!

canidmajor's avatar

It would depend entirely on context.

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