Most people are more familiar with the burnout phenomenon than the bore-out syndrome.

Are there parallels between the two phenomena?

Ruth Stock-Homburg:

Symptomatic of burnout are emotional exhaustion, emotional alienation from work in connection with the feeling of not being able to do justice to one's own tasks.

These mental symptoms often lead to depression and even physical problems.

In contrast to bore-out, burn-out is a much more recognized disease in society and can result in severe psychological and physical complaints.

It often takes years to be healthily rehabilitated.

If stressful situations arise again after recovery, the likelihood of recurrence is extremely high.

After a burnout, those affected are never as stress-resistant as they were before the illness.


Who is particularly susceptible to a bore-out?