It isn’t a secret that intelligent people are less social, and interestingly enough, their overall satisfaction seems to be unaffected by their more secluded way of life.
Do you consider yourself a loner? Are you happy with your way of life? Do you feel that society’s rhetoric that makes us feel that we need lots of people around us holds little to no truth? Do you prefer the silence of nature to the noisiness of the big city? Would you rather cuddle in bed with your other half or read a good book instead of being at a loud party? Do your parents worry that you don’t have enough friends?
If you see yourself in this, you have nothing to worry about.
For a considerably long amount of time, you have been stressing about not being as social as others. You worry about how you will spend your weekend and that the rushed pace at which the world is spinning is not your speed at all.
But’s don’t worry, society may easily put you into the category of the ‘anti-social but what they don’t know is that you are a proven genius.
A 2016 study conducted by Norman P. Li and Satoshi Kanazawa, of the Singapore Management University, Singapore and the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK, works on the premise that individuals are much happier when they live in less crowded places. Hence, the happiness levels increase as soon as the population of people around goes down. In addition, happiness increases when interaction with others is not overwhelming.
The study found that the world’s geniuses find it highly difficult to socialize too much with others.
And that’s not because they are anti-social but because they do not need to be socially engaged at all times. They are more than happy to spend time with fewer people or just by themselves.
What this means is that those who interact less are much happier than those who spend their time constantly socializing. This is due to the fact that people who socialize less live a much simpler life with less stress and headaches.
The key thing to take away from this research is that some people just don’t always want to spend their time placating and adulating others.
They have their hands full with other things. It is psychologically proven that if you wish to interact with other people more effectively, you often need to wear a mask that other people would instantly like.
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