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These are the top 5 most boring jobs, according to researchers


Financial jobs may often be lucrative — but some of them could make you seem boring and even incompetent to the people around you, according to a new study.

Researchers from the University of Essex in Colchester, England, asked more than 500 people across five different experiments about the careers and hobbies they considered the most “boring” — and what characteristics they associated with people who did those jobs. The study was published in the Personality and Social Psychology BulletinThis month, earlier.

Financial services were overwhelmingly identified as the most boring sector in the world, accounting-related positions taking up four of five spots on the list. The report also revealed that the “boring jobs” were not considered to be competent. That surprised at least one study author.

I would think accountants are boring but efficient and would do an excellent job with your tax returns.” Wijnand Van Tilburg,A study co-author, and senior lecturer at the university’s Psychology department, stated in a statementLast week.

Tilburg said that stereotypically “boring people” are generally disliked, and often avoided by the people around them — largely due to unfair preconceived notions.

Tilburg stated that while perceptions can change, people referred to as boring don’t always get the chance to challenge stereotypes. Tilburg said, “The mere act of people choosing to ignore them can cause social ostracization or increase loneliness which in turn has a very negative impact on their life.”

Tilburg explained that the study was started to investigate the stigmas surrounding boredom and the impact it has on the perception of humans.

These are the findings of this study. They include the top five lists for the most dull jobs, the most interesting jobs and the most boring hobbies.

Top 5 most boring jobs

  1. Analyse data
  2. Accounting
  3. Work in tax/insurance
  4. Cleaning
  5. Bank

Top 5 most exciting jobs

  1. Performing arts
  2. Science
  3. Journalism
  4. Professional in health
  5. Teaching

Top 5 most boring hobbies