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I Get Bored of Others Quickly

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I have a problem where I get bored of people easily. It’s something that I have had for awhile. I can talk to a person every second everyday and then the next minute it’s like a switch has flipped and they annoy me and I don’t won’t to talk to them. I hate it because it affects me everyday and my nana commented saying I could live a lonely life if I don’t get it under control. I try on multiple occasions to try to change it and hold it back but it comes to the same end result every time. Me leaving or not talking to them anymore. I’ve lost so many great friends because of it and it just makes me miserable. I’m not sure how to explain further I have trouble understanding it myself.

I Get Bored of Others Quickly

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To answer your question, I would need more information about what you’re experiencing when talking to someone. For instance, are you “tuning them out” or having trouble paying attention to them? Are you simply uninterested in what they are saying? It’s possible that the people with whom you’re interacting are not of interest to you.

It’s also common for teenagers to be “bored with everything.” It might be a problem that resolves itself over time.

Another possibility is that you have an attention deficit disorder. You can read more about it here. Whether or not you have a diagnosable condition can be determined by having an in-person evaluation with your primary care physician or a mental health professional. Attention deficit disorders are most commonly treated with medication and psychotherapy. Treatment could improve your concentration and thus eliminate this problem. Discuss these options with your parents. Please take care.

Dr. Kristina Randle

I Get Bored of Others Quickly

Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW

Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW is a licensed psychotherapist and Assistant Professor of Social Work and Forensics with extensive experience in the field of mental health. She works in private practice with adults, adolescents and families. Kristina has worked in a large array of settings including community mental health, college counseling and university research centers.

APA Reference
Randle, K. (2018). I Get Bored of Others Quickly. Psych Central. Retrieved on May 19, 2019, from
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