Show me your friends and I’ll tell you who you are. But who are our friends?
A recent study published in the scientific journal PLOS ONE focused on determining the amount of mutual amicable relationships. 600 students from Israel, Europe, and the U.S. participated in the survey.
The main aim was to define how many your friends also consider you as a friend. And the results surprised everyone.
It turned out that mutual amicable relationships exist only in roughly half the instances. So if you believe you have 10 friends, you probably only have 5.
Dr. Erez Shmueli, one of the study’s authors, says that one-sided friendships are not as valuable as mutual ones, as people don’t get needed support and help.
The scientists are sure, there is a strong correlation between a number of friends and your social statuses.
Do you have many friends?