Jakarta, TOPNews Indonesia –
In the Kiwari era, lonely is a common thing that happens to many people. There are several types of loneliness to know.
Psychologist Stephanie Reihana said, the main concept of loneliness is the individual’s appreciation of interaction. When the expectations for that interaction are not fulfilled, there is loneliness.
The expectations of interacting with each person will also differ from one another. “So, this loneliness is subjective, depending on each individual,” said Stephanie TOPNewsIndonesia.com, some time ago.
Being lonely doesn’t just mean living alone. More than that, loneliness indicates a lack of emotional connection with other people or unfulfilled expectations of these interactions.
Types of Loneliness Often Experienced
At least there are some types of loneliness that are often experienced by many people.
1. Existential loneliness
Existential loneliness is like a double-edged knife. At some level, existential loneliness is seen as good and useful for human life. But, in severe conditions, this loneliness is very dangerous.
Existential loneliness occurs when a person realizes that he is an individualist and separate from other people.
Quoting Psychology Today, to some degree or when a person has the ability to control his feelings, this type of loneliness can be beneficial. However, this type of loneliness can be very annoying to an excessive degree.
In Stephanie’s understanding, existential loneliness is based more on philosophical reasons. In severe conditions, this feeling makes a person feel helpless, separated from others, and even feels that they are not considered to exist. “In this case, the existence of the self is problematic,” he said.
2. Emotional loneliness
Emotional loneliness is born from the feeling of a lack of emotional connection with other people.
“This type of loneliness can be felt when a person feels they have no emotional connection with other people,” says Stephanie.
3. Social loneliness
Social loneliness occurs when a person feels separated from his community environment.
In this loneliness, Stephanie said, a person feels unattended.
However, Stephanie emphasized that emotional and social loneliness can go hand in hand. Emotional loneliness, he continued, will not arise if you do not feel lonely socially.
“A person is not able to feel emotionally lonely if the social environment is good,” said Stephanie.