Everyone at one time or another has found themselves in that unpleasant state of mind known as boredom. Young, old, male, female–boredom affects us all. Across all cultures and spanning the spectrum of every socio-economic status from homeless to wealthy. Each and every one of us, at one time or another, suffers from boredom.
Wikipedia defines boredom as an “emotional or psychological state experienced by an individual when they are left without anything in particular to do, is not interested in his or her surroundings, or feels that a day or period is dull or tedious”. Boredom is most often thought of in negative terms, however it can also be a catalyst for self-reflection and change. Let’s take a closer look at the five types of boredom and the consequences of boredom…
1. Indifferent Boredom
People who suffer from this form of boredom are usually calm and relaxed but withdrawn from their external world. They are indifferent.
The indifferent outlook of this type of boredom causes a couldn’t care less attitude either way. Folks who experience it don’t find their current emotional state to be either pleasant or unpleasant. It just is.