- If one person in staring at the monitor while the other keeps typing for more than 15 minutes.
- When a pair starts to become a mini gang. It two members get along well and start pairing they do well, bringing the other pairs down.
- When pairs are stuck in the same task for ever and start doing other things during thier time
- Its easy for the pair to lose focus just as one person, if they dont know the ettiquettes of pair programming
- If one of the pair members is forced to pair.