For a very long time, it has been thought that loneliness is just a phase in person’s life and a weakness but a new study shows that loneliness is just part of the genetic variation and hereditary. It has been showed that 48 % of the variations in loneliness among people are due to genetics and the rest of the variation is due to different life circumstances.

However, although it is in someone genes, it doesn’t have to mean that this person is sentenced to loneliness for the rest of their lives. Loneliness is thought to be dangerous as it represents a risk factor for heart disease, high blood pressure and poor sleeping patterns.

It is recommended for those who feel lonely to spend more time with social people, surround themselves with photos of loved ones or join a group.