Being a loner, someone who experiences loneliness, social isolation, or depression, is written in our DNA or it can be handed down from one generation to another, scientists claim.
The new study shows that people who are loners may have inherited the gene. The scientists investigated the role of genetics in how people experience loneliness and social isolation.
They utilized data from a study of 750 pairs of twins to get an in-depth look at the possible causes of loneliness or being a loner.
The results, which was published in the Journal of Research in Personality, showed that genes or DNA accounts for 35 percent of feelings of isolation.
This means that those who have many genetic factors for the personality trait of neuroticism are also more likely to feel lonely.
Having a genetic predisposition may mean that some people are simply more prone to feel lonely. Nevertheless, the researchers also found that having connections with other people, building companionships, or establishing relationships can help reverse or undo the genetic tendencies for isolation.
Dr. Julie Aitken Schermer, the lead author of the study at the Western Ontario in Canada, said in a statement:
“We are producing a more lonely society, individuals are more isolated, they are interacting with their technology more than they are interacting with other people. They aren’t having the same richness of interaction.
“If one makes friends in their class and is happy with the level of interaction they are having with other people, they are less likely to feel lonely.”
The researchers also emphasized the importance of companionship among people who feel lonely.
For instance, if someone with a predisposition to loneliness is placed in an unhealthy environment, then they will naturally become more lonely. On the contrary, if people predisposed to loneliness are placed on a happy and supportive environment, they are less likely to dive down to loneliness.
Hence, being more open to other people and having a good support system can help fight loneliness and even depression.
Netflix to Launch A ‘Baby Shark’ TV Series Soon
Parents, get ready to hear the song over and over again!
Thought the 'Baby Shark' craze is over by now? Well think again! According to recent reports, it looks like Netflix has picked up the song and will turn it into a television series.
While this bit of entertainment news will surely delight young children, we are not entirely sure how parents feel about it. I mean this just means we're going to hear the earworm of a song nonstop again once the show drops, right?
Ayesha Curry Reveals Unconventional Marriage Trick That Keeps Her Relationship Strong
“When you become a parent, you want to put your kids first… but we do it second to our relationship.”
When asked for marriage advice, Ayesha Curry - celebrity chef and wife of NBA superstar Steph Curry - has some pretty unconventional words. According to her, successful relationships are founded in a strong bond between the husband and the wife - and it should be a bigger priority over the children.
Her opinion has since received a lot of attention online and netizens are divided about it, with some criticizing her stance and others agreeing on her points. And yet according to her, it's what has worked for the Currys as a couple as they have remained married for around 8 years now.
What Is The New “Planetary Diet” That Can Help Save Mother Earth?
This diet can help you lose weight, become healthier, and save the planet at the same time.
Lose weight, become healthy, and at the same time, help Mother Earth. This is the new diet that the internet is talking about - the Planetary Diet.
A team of scientists from EAT developed a new diet. The researchers believe that the new diet can improve health while ensuring sustainable food production to reduce further damage to Earth.
What's wrong with our diet today? The food people consume wreaks havoc on the planet that supports life.