New research shows that the more friends you have the more you are likely to earn
[UKPRwire, Tue Nov 24 2009] Results of research carried out on 10,000 US students over a 35 year period show that each extra friend they had at school increases earnings by $2.
The reasoning behind the results is that those with the most friends have the best social skills, so perform better in today’s business environment where teamwork and emotional intelligence are highly valued.
Generally people have five to ten close friends which may include family, a circle of around 20 outside that, and around 150 in total, which is seen as the optimum number.
Clearly friendship encompasses many levels of intimacy, going from complete confidence with ones closest friends to nodding acquaintance with distant work colleagues.
As relationships develop, people move from one level to another as each persons circumstances change, be it moving house, getting divorced or changing jobs.
The key thing is keeping up the habit of making new friends. It boosts your self-esteem, ensures that you enjoy life and can share your interest with other people and if you want who knows where that can lead! One place to find them is www.singlenotdesperate.com