Hey, dearest reader! Hope your weekend went well.
In this post I’d like to talk about loneliness. This is an tricky subject for me, and I’m sure other INFJs can relate to this as well.
To put it in a sentence, my loneliness has nothing to do with the amount of people around me. I can be alone and not feel lonely– in fact, much of my alone time is actually very energizing. I can also be completely surrounded by people and feel a very crippling sense of loneliness. So what is the determining factor, then?
The biggest factor for me is how well I feel I am connecting with the people around me. I would much rather have a small handful of quality connections rather than a massive amount of surface friendships.
When I have those kindred spirits around me, I am truly content with life; when I don’t, I feel very empty. Having lots of surface friendships actually makes that feeling of emptiness worse. If only there was a way to trade in dozens of acquaintances for one lifelong friend…
What do you all think? How do you combat the feeling of loneliness? I’d love to hear what you have to say in the comment section. Talk to you all soon!
Seize the day!
13 November 2016 6:09 PM