In a "boreout", the elements of boredom, underchallenge, disinterest and problematic behaviours mix into a diabolical mixture. Boreout victims suffer greatly from their condition and can become seriously ill.
The circumstances described below lead to boreout.
Performance-oriented People Have Higher Risk of Boreout
Boreout particularly often hits people who want to do especially well. People who are
- conscientious and
- able to take criticism.
Those at Risk of Boreout Do not Like Control
People at risk of boreout think little of hierarchies, control and the exercise of power. Working conditions, variety, meaning and identification with the work are very important to them.
Office Workers Are More Likely to Suffer from Boreout than Farmers
Boreout is particularly common in office jobs and government positions - in contrast to a farm or a crèche. The reason for this could be that the latter identify better with their jobs.
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