I get bored pretty easily. I don't mean that people have to be my personal clowns but small talk is something I can't stand very easily and I get bored if I'm not that into talking about serious stuff with people at that particular moment.
Originally Posted by The Grand Chameleon
In those situations, I tend to focus on the speaker more than the content of the words. Why is the speaker dressed the way he/she is? How does he/she carry herself? What can I deduce based on what he/she presents?
Haha. Yes, I do that too. I've had a "conversation" with a person for two hours with her talking her head off and me watching, smiling and nodding while my mind is wondering around wherever.
It sounds exactly like Charlie Brown and the teacher speaking.
I do, however, feel that I have to make a conscious effort to actually listen to the person. But it can be difficult sometimes.
I get pretty excited about everything or at least interested. Life's to awesome to be apathetic about it!
Same here. Or at least if I feel like something is draining me mentally, I'll go in search of something that's new and different, you know, make an active search for stimulation.
I could always find something of note in most anything, except for this ONE class I had to take - it was a humanities class, subject: the history of technology. I thought that sounded a bit broad but very interesting, and since I was required to take it, I didn't think it would be a bad thing.
I was so wrong.
The woman they hired to teach it was awful, the subject matter was so stupid and watered down that for the first time in school, I felt like I was losing IQ points. Most of us felt that way about the class - my buddies from the garage fell asleep (most likely as a defensive measure to protect their brains - though one of them drawled in confusion, "WTH is this?!") The only reason I made it through that class without setting a fire just for some action was my eNTP punk friend who kept winking/nodding at me across the room, raising his hand and running the teacher in circles with silly questions.
I owe him my cognitive function.
Originally Posted by rainoneventide
Yeah, I feel the same way most of the time. It's like a "tell me something I don't know" type of thing.
I love to learn new things! My mom brought home some crazy books from the college library. They're clearing out old books (1920s- 80s), and some of the titles were strange but interesting, like "The Social Scene of Small Urban Spaces". Also, some dusty old thing called "The Age of Invention". And a very very bad historical novel (Mom got it because it looked terrible, and apparently Mom and I share a love for really bad unreadable literature. ahah!)
Originally Posted by Sarcasticus
That's what she said.
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I thought this was about people sucking at getting something done. I typically don't get concerned with discussions and drift if they bore me. This reminds me, I haven't checked the updates on discovered planets in a while...
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