Feeling Alone in a Crowded Room

Feeling Alone in a Crowded Room

New research published in Psychological Science supports the notion that “lonely people may think differently regardless of the size of their social networks.” In fact, “a person who appreciates solitude might choose to enjoy a quiet night in or a solo trip abroad” whereas “a lonely person may feel disconnected from other people even in a crowded room.” Even individuals who regularly socialize with their friends, if they see the world differently from them, that is a risk factor for loneliness. Elisa C. Baek explains that “This may result in a reinforcing feedback loop in which lonely individuals perceive themselves to be different from their peers, which may in turn lead to further challenges in achieving social connection.” 


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Taylor Marks is a certified holistic health coach and professionally trained chef from The Institute of Culinary Education. Her passions include the latest research in health science, culinary arts, holistic wellness, and guiding others towards feeling their best.