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Why your fantasy social life may be bad for you

Why your fantasy social life may be bad for you

Focus on building relationships that are meaningful, supportive, and fulfilling.

Most people would agree that having more friends is a good thing. After all, who wouldn't want a large circle of people to rely on and spend time with? However, recent research suggests that having too many friends can actually be bad for you. Here's why:


When you have too many friends, you get stretched thin and don't have enough quality time for any one of them. This creates stress and overwhelm, and can even lead to conflict. Additionally, having too many friends can create the feeling of chaos as every relationship needs different things. And they may not all be healthy for you. So if you're looking for fulfillment in your social life, it might be better to focus on quality rather than quantity.


But Eric....."I have the opposite problem! What does this have to do with me?" Let me explain. You may be in a better place socially than you think. You have the opportunity to slowly build companionship one quality person at a time.


Having a large circle of friends can be awesome, but it's important to remember that quantity doesn't always equal quality. So make sure to focus on building relationships that are meaningful, supportive, and fulfilling.


According to a study published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology, individuals with fewer friends are more likely to experience lower levels of social anxiety and stress. They also tend to have higher self-esteem and are more satisfied with their lives overall.


When we learn to qualify people as healthy and positive influences in our lives, as we practice in the Jaunty social skills classes, we can filter for the more positive people. Then we will be able to form these types of relationships more easily. You can do this by asking the right questions and paying attention to their actions as you get to know them.


Take some time to think about your current social situation. Be grateful for it. But ask:

Do you have too many friends or not enough?

What kind of relationships do you want to focus on building?

Keep these things in mind as you move forward and you'll be on your way to a healthy, fulfilling social life.


So make sure to stop fantasizing too hard about being an extreme social butterfly or surrounded by a huge crowd of people constantly wanting your attention and start enjoying the moment with the quality people you already have in your life! And start fantasizing about using your social skills to find that one type of person that can add fulfillment and growth to your life.


If you don't know where to start, we got you! You can always take Jaunty's social skills classes to help you out! Don't worry, we'll be here waiting for you. :)"

How Jaunty Social Skills Training Services Work

We’ve made the process of mastering social skills simple.

Here’s how to get started with us:

  • Step 2: If we’re a good fit for each other, you can set up a call to discuss our service and pricing with you.

If you’ve been wanting to improve your social skills but haven’t had the time to commit, or have had bad experiences in the past, fill out our form to learn more about your options. Regardless of where you are socially we have found that anyone can improve their social skills and their social life. You can try it out for a month or two and see how you like it. For testimonials from our clients, check out our success stories.

Author

Eric Waisman

Founding Instructor
August 22, 2022

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