Sharing – The Key Differences Between Social and Emotional Loneliness

Sharing – The Key Differences Between Social and Emotional Loneliness

I think it’s important that we understand our need for both. As science keeps telling us, we are social creatures. Even introverts like me need some sort of social activity and friends. We also need those intimate relationships where we can hit those emotional connections. Romantic relationships are an obvious example here, but other relationships can also be our emotional connection.

The lack of one of these will feel like loneliness, but the “fix” will be different. If I’m well-connected to my wife but missing out on the variety of social connections that a larger friend group might provide, that’s where my focus should be, and it might show up differently. The lack of an emotional connection would also look different and brings with it a different set of risks.

Shared Links (weekly) Dec. 26, 2021

Shared Links (weekly) Dec. 26, 2021

Reviews Elsewhere – Together: The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World

Reviews Elsewhere – Together: The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World

Kevin Eikenberry, who blogs on leadership, has a quick write up of this book, obviously written from the perspective of being a leader and helping identify loneliness in your own life, and the lives of those who follow you in the workplace. That being said, I thought the subject really applied to us when it…

Sharing – Love thy neighbor, improve your mental health, says BYU study

Sharing – Love thy neighbor, improve your mental health, says BYU study

I’ve seen numerous comments like this from social scientists this year, and I have to say, there’s definitely something to it.

““I get tons of people asking me what we can do during the pandemic to try to stay connected and stave off loneliness,” said BYU psychology professor Julianne Holt-Lunstad, who co-led the project. “Conducting this experiment during pandemic conditions—which we didn’t originally plan—we found that people can experience significant reductions in loneliness even in tough times just by doing things that are easy, free and require no training to help the people around them.””

Links I’m Sharing (weekly) Sept. 13, 2020

Links I’m Sharing (weekly) Sept. 13, 2020

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Links I’m Sharing (weekly) July 26, 2020

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