People can’t handle more than 150 off and online friendships

150 Off And Online Friendships

We do have a limited capacity of energy to socialize. Which means there are limits to a specific amount of people with whom we maintain personal boundaries.

So, those late-night conversations with strangers online consume the same energy that we keep for our friendships offline.

Dunbar’s number

The PhD of Psychology at Oxford University, R.I.M. Dunbar, claims that human beings “can only handle about 150 friends, including family members”. The professor Dunbar and other researchers made a study built on investigation of brain scans. The study revealed that this number is based on an individual brain size: the extent of our neocortex, which is responsible for managing relationships, determines the quantity of people we know and keep social (offline and online)...

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