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SPEAKING EVIL IS THE BEST DEAL
If you're without friends, here's the first tip: Speaking badly about others is the best way to make friends. Sounds poor, right? But it is real. American researchers asked some people to tell how their strongest friendships were born and how they acted when they were together with others (the strongest tendency was to speak ill of the people around them). In a final test, they also realized that the chances of you liking someone increase when both sides make the same comments about the lives of others.
ONE FOR ALL AND ALL FOR ONE
It's no use: your friend's enemy can only be your enemy. People who share the same negative opinion about someone feel much closer. According to another American survey, this is because sharing the same bad opinion ends that first-date mood when people often hide their shortcomings. Speaking badly about the same person generates a kind of "family subjectivity."
It's no use, if you don't want to let a friendship die you need to keep in touch. And that requires so much of you. According to research by the University of Notre Dame and the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, if you want to keep a close friend, you must call him at least once every 15 days. And never, never stop returning calls.
If you fulfill this implicit deal, you can be good friends. And share feelings - and yawns! Yes, yawning is a show of empathy. For a year, researchers from Italy took to the streets to watch and talk to people. And they realized that among friends and relatives yawning is contagious. According to the survey, when there is no friendship, the person even sees the other yawn, but does not get carried away.
ONE MILLION FRIENDS
No, neither you nor Roberto Carlos will have a million friends. There is a maximum number, postulated by anthropologist Robin Dunbar. According to research by the anthropologist, our brains are unable to memorize and maintain ties with more than 150 people.
FRIEND HAS NO PRICE
It's OK if you don't even come close to 150 friends. Just having a friend is worth it. Very worth it: almost 240 thousand reais per year. According to a University of London survey, this is the price for the well-being your friends bring. Is that a good reason to schedule a happy hour this evening?