When people don’t have an exciting story to tell. They lack enthusiasm in their speech or confidence. Whatever it is, it projects onto me, the listener, and then I tune out.
Let me be clear, I’m not advocating for gossip or anything like that. I enjoy hearing a good story from one’s life. In that story I can glean nuggets of wisdom that I can apply in my own life. We’re all here to learn from each other. If you can’t sell your story, then I become bored.