0:01 DR. MICHELLE COHEN: If you're trying to make a really good impression on someone, the last
0:04 thing you want to do is appear bored. And usually picking up boredom body cues is a
0:10 no-brainer, but I thought it would be important to review some of these things so you can
0:14 know what not to do if you're trying to appear interested or if you're just plain sleepy
0:19 and you don't want someone to know that you are. A bored person looks anywhere but at
0:25 the person who's talking to them. They find other things to do from doodling, staring
0:31 around the room. They may also keep looking at their watch or a wall clock, and bored
0:36 people often repeat actions like tapping their toes or drumming their fingers on something.
0:41 The repetition may escalate as they try to signal their boredom. Now, sometimes we don't
0:46 to appear bored with someone but we just do. It's kind of a natural subconscious thing.
0:52 A person who feels that they're unable to act to relieve their boredom may show signs
0:56 of tiredness as well. They may yawn. Their whole body may sag. They may slouch down in
1:01 their seat or they may stand and lean against the wall. Their face may also show a distinct
1:06 lack on interest and they may have a blank look on their face.