150 Friends

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The average person has about 150 friends. Here is how that breaks down:

  • Inner circle: 5
  • Level 2: 10
  • Level 3: 35
  • Outer circle: 100

So what is the ideal amount of communication/interaction required between friends in each level in order to maintain a healthy relationship that is commensurate with that level of friendship? Are there minimums and maximums?

I realize the value of friendships but I am the kind of person who would rather stay home by alone clicking away on the computer all night. I have to work hard to spend time with people—so how much time should I be spending with each of them?