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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