These are the 5 most 'boring' jobs in the world, according to a recent study
Finance was overwhelmingly tagged as the world's most boring industry, with finance-associated positions occupying four of the top five slots on the "most boring" list.
Tilburg said that stereotypically "boring people" are generally disliked, and often avoided by the people around them — largely due to unfair preconceived notions.
Your perceptions of people can certainly change over time, but folks dubbed as "boring" don't often get a chance to prove the stereotypes wrong, Tilburg said. "The very fact that people choose to avoid them can lead to social ostracization and increase loneliness, leading to a really negative impact on their lives," he said.
Tilburg said he launched the study to explore stigmas around boredom, and how it can impact the way humans perceive each other: "The irony is studying boredom is actually very interesting and has many real-life impacts."
Here are the results of the study:
Top 5 most boring jobs
Top 5 most exciting jobs
Top 5 most boring hobbies
Some of those "boring" jobs do tend to pay more than some of the "most exciting" ones. According to compensation software and data company Payscale, the average salary for a data analyst is around $62,754 per year. That's approximately $10,000 per year more than the average salary of someone in performing arts — roughly $52,522, according to Glassdoor.
And while "sleeping" ranked as the single most boring hobby anyone could have, getting regular amounts of high-quality sleep is essential to your productivity, health and mental sharpness, according to research.