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.”
Posted by Will Baum, LCSW