Perceived Loneliness

How lonely you are has to do with how lonely you think you are, says a study.

The team found that, above all, loneliness is a matter of perception.  “Loneliness is the discrepancy between your achieved and desired level of social contact, and that has important implications,” Segrin said. “The portrait of a lonely person is very difficult to paint because what is really important is what is in your head.”