Loneliness Contributes to Self-Centeredness for Sake of Self-Preservation

Loneliness increases self centeredness while being self centered contributes to feelings of loneliness, a new study reports. Study finds positive feedback loop between behaviors. Research conducted over more than a decade indicates that loneliness increases self-centeredness and, to a lesser extent, self-centeredness also increases loneliness. The findings by researchers at the University of Chicago show such effects create a positive feedback loop between the two traits: As increased loneliness heightens self-centeredness, the latter then contributes further to enhanced loneliness.

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Research: Reciprocal Influences Between Loneliness and Self-Centeredness

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About Giorgio Bertini

Research Professor. Founder Director at Learning Change Project - Research on society, culture, art, neuroscience, cognition, critical thinking, intelligence, creativity, autopoiesis, self-organization, rhizomes, complexity, systems, networks, leadership, sustainability, thinkers, futures ++
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