Scientists have discovered how solitude affects a person

Ученые выяснили, как одиночество влияет на человека

According to psychologists, loneliness affects the development of self-centeredness.

Scientists from the U.S. found that being alone increases self-centeredness, according to the portal science news EurekAlert!, with reference to Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.

In the framework of examining the relationship between loneliness and self-centeredness experts for eleven years watching the 229 participants in the study aged 50 to 68 years.

Psychologists from the University of Chicago also found that there exists the feedback, as self-centeredness, in turn, leads to human loneliness.

“It was expected that loneliness affects the self-centeredness, but the opposite effect has become for us a real surprise,” says one of the study’s authors.

In the future, scientists intend to conduct new studies in order to understand how to make people less lonely.

Egocentrism − the inability or unwillingness of the individual to consider other than his own point of view as worthy of attention. The perception of his point of view as the only existing.

Earlier psychologists have found that social networks reinforce the feeling of loneliness in humans.