Boredom Proness Scale

Are you easily bored? This is the boredom proness scale (BPS), developed by university researchers in the 1980s. It will measure how prone you are to boredom.

Bored already? Are we keeping you awake? I hope the quiz itself isn't too boring. It's only 28 questions, so hang in there. When its over you can go out and play.

Created by: Rufus Quail of Conquer Boredom!
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  1. What is your age?
  2. What is your gender?
  1. It is easy for me to concentrate on my activities.
  2. Frequently when I am working I find myself worrying about other things.
  3. Time always seems to be passing slowly.
  4. I often find myself at "loose ends," not knowing what to do.
  5. I am often trapped in situations where I have to do meaningless things.
  6. Having to look at someone's home movies or travel pics bores me tremendously.
  7. I have projects in mind all the time, things to do.
  8. I find it easy to entertain myself.
  9. Many things I have to do are repetitive and monotonous.
  10. It takes more stimulation to get me going than most people.
  11. I get a kick out of most things I do.
  12. I am seldom excited about my work.
  13. In any situation I can usually find something to do or see to keep me interested.
  14. Much of the time I just sit around doing nothing.
  15. I am good at waiting patiently.
  16. I often find myself with nothing to do, time on my hands.
  17. In situations where I have to wait, such as a line I get very restless
  18. I often wake up with a new idea.
  19. It would be very hard for me to find a job that is exciting enough.
  20. I would like more challenging things to do in life.
  21. I feel that I am working below my abilities most of the time.
  22. Many people would say that I am a creative or imaginative person.
  23. I have so many interests, I don't have time to do everything.
  24. Among my friends, I am the one who keeps doing something the longest.
  25. Unless I am doing something exciting, even dangerous, I feel half-dead and dull.
  26. It takes a lot of change and variety to keep me really happy.
  27. It seems that the same things are on television or the movies all the time; it's getting old.
  28. When I was very young, I was often in monotonous and tiresome situations.

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