Who are the top 5 people you spend the most time with on average? Studies show that your personality is a reflection of the 5 people you hang around the most.
Take a moment and consider whether these people are positive influencers, or negative. If you’re drawing the conclusion that the majority of these people are negative influencers, then you may want to make a change in order to build a healthier social circle. The real trick here is to determine what you can consider a ‘positive’ influencer, and what you consider ‘negative’. Is your closest friend critical of you? Do they challenge you? Well, depending on your perspective, this person can be considered a positive influencer. If there is some basis to these challenges and criticisms, this person can be what you need in order to develop the mental and social toughness that’s necessary to live a healthier social lifestyle. Identify your positive and negative influencers. From there, you can consider making changes as you see fit.