Here's what officially makes you a boring person according to scientists

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IF YOU'RE a religious data entry worker who likes watching TV and lives in a town, look away now.

Scientists have identified you as the most boring person in the world.

The brutal conclusion came about after people were asked the types of jobs and hobbies they considered dull.

Results suggest that careers in data analysis, accounting, cleaning and banking are among the blandest.

While performing arts, careers in science, journalism, health professionals and teaching were ranked the most exciting jobs.

When it comes to hobbies, experts found that those into sleeping, religion, watching TV, observing animals or maths-based activities were also viewed as uninteresting.

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The study, by the University of Essex, reveals that stereotypically boring people are generally disliked and avoided due to preconceptions.

But experts warn that avoiding people because of these assumptions put them at greater risk of harm, addiction and mental health issues.

"Perceptions can change but people may not take time to speak to those with ‘boring’ jobs and hobbies, instead choosing to avoid them," research lead Dr Wijnand Van Tilburg said.

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"They don’t get a chance to prove people wrong and break these negative stereotypes.

"The very fact that people choose to avoid them can lead to social ostracisation and increase loneliness leading to a really negative impact on their lives.

“It was interesting to me to see the study showed that boring people were not seen as competent.

“I would have thought that accountants would be seen as boring, but effective and the perfect person to do a good job on your tax return.

“The truth of the matter is people like bankers and accountants are highly capable and have power in society – perhaps we should try not to upset them and stereotype them as boring."

The study was published in the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.

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