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Are They Really Your Friends? Dunbar’sNumber.Just because they are added in your friend list on Facebook, doesn’t mean they qualify to be called your friends. Why? Maybe because you don’t really hang out together or maybe because they didn’t invite you on their wedding. Well! That’s not quite true as the answer is; your brain has a limited space for sustaining quality relationships. This concept was proposed by an anthropologist Robin Dunbarin 1990s, who observed a relation between human brain and the number of connections one can maintain at a particular period of time.
So according to Dunbar, the number of relationships thatcan be handled by a person is around 150 which is known as Dunbar’s Number. This figure is of course just the rough approximation as it can vary from person to person depending on the type of their personalities, theirexposure to the world or gender. After observing different situations, facts and figures, he arrived at the conclusion that the first reason behind this

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Space, Personality Psychology, Interpersonal relationship

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