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Published July 8, 2019
Research by Dr. Melanie Green, associate professor for the Department of Communication was cited in a recent Business Insider article "16 Habits of Extremely Boring People" by Shana Lebowitz and Allana Akhtar.
The story claims that one habit of boring people is that they are not good storytellers. The article makes use of Dr. Green and John K. Donahue's 2016 research "A good story: Men's storytelling ability affects their attractiveness and perceived status" to backup its claim. The study explores gender differences in the effect of storytelling ability on perceptions of a person's attractivenss as a short term and long term romantic partner. The study concluded that only women's assessments of men as long term partners increased for good storytellers. Additionally, men's storytelling abilities appear to increase their perceived status thus attracting long term partners.
Read the full article here: https://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/smart-living/16-habits-of-extremely-boring-people/ss-BBWdFgx?utm_source=2016+UB+Reporter%2C+University+at+Buffalo+List&utm_campaign=fcfccfc61a-UBNow_06_12_2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_af676811e4-fcfccfc61a-88008869#image=8
By: Vindhya Burugupalli