The Smarter You Are, The Fewer Friends You’re Likely To Have, According To Science
Published in Nov 2018 / Updated in Aug 2021
Most people think you’re more normal if you enjoy a wild night out with friends or if you enjoy the company of others. If you don’t, you’re frowned upon, and people are too quick to judge you. Let them talk all they want. Be happy with who you are. According to science, you’re a gem, a genius.
Here are some proofs to support it:
You’ve got better things to do
You may look like a snob when you pass that chance to meet new people, but you know what you’re doing. There’s a goal you have to achieve and mingling with others will rob you of time. Do what you have to do and turn a deaf ear to critics. Since you’re used to your own company, what they say about you won’t affect you. Plus, at the end of the day, it’s what you believe about yourself that matters.
You easily adapt to changes
Relying on yourself and loving some alone time is a great thing for a couple of reasons; one, you learn more about yourself, and two, you discover new ways to deal with challenges. Instead of complaining about the high cost of living or other tough issues, you have everything under control. Even if it means trading your source of comfort for something less pleasant.
Your life is simpler
One of the perks of being a solitary person is you don’t experience the drama that comes with many friends. For instance, if you have many friends, and an outing is planned, but you fail to show up, no amount of apology will make things better. Tantrums and silent treatments only make matters worse. On the other hand, you focus your energy on more productive things, without drama when you don’t have so many friends to try to please.
Problem-solving to you is a breeze
Have you ever thought about how easy it is for you to solve your problems? I’m not just talking about getting a new hairdryer when the old one breaks down. I’m talking about greater challenges. It’s because you consider problem-solving to be your way of strengthening your mind. Come to think of it; it helps you explore your strengths and find out what you’re capable of.
You don’t see the point of socializing
Socializing can be good at times, but it can also be a total waste of time. This is especially true if those around you don’t match up to your mental level. All they do is gossip and waste precious time on small talk. It’s okay if you choose to walk away. You know what you want, and prying into others’ lives definitely isn’t it.
You love to stand out
Don’t be ashamed of it. Being intelligent is a gift. Not everyone has to love you for discovering your worth. As a matter of fact, you’ll attract more enemies. Since friendship is a must among all creatures, you love surrounding yourself with people who share your train of thought, and that’s how it should be. Remember, hanging out with people who don’t add any value to you significantly affects your personality.