Interesting (vs. boring)

This belief concerns whether or not the world is fascinating and the unknown is likely to be interesting. Its opposite holds that most things are dull and tedious and the unknown is likely to be so as well.

How weary, stale, flat, and unprofitable / Seem to me all the uses of this world!

— Shakespeare, Hamlet, 1599

Along with Beautiful, Interesting is the most central idea in the big-three primal Enticing. It is highly predictive of a variety of behaviors, especially curiosity, openness to experience, and even extraversion.

 

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