Scientific Proof That No One Wants to Hear Your Vacation Stories

New York Magazine:

It is a truth universally acknowledged that when you get back from a vacation and someone says “I want to hear about it!” what they really mean is “I am being polite but I very much want you to keep this short, and please, for the love of God, do not show me photos.”

And a study recently published in the journal Psychological Science confirms it: We really, really don’t like hearing about other people’s new experiences, unless they’re not new to us. Want to trade stories with a friend who’s also traveled to wherever you’ve just returned from? Full speed ahead. Want to regale your pals with tales of your adventures in a place they’ve never been? Maybe hold off.

Read the whole story: New York Magazine

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