Posts by Sophie Clarke

Sophie is the voice behind Intentional View, an independent, UK-based blog with a focus on intentional living. Her content is dedicated to building a healthy and compassionate lifestyle that moves beyond the status quo. From personal growth to vegan tips for beginners, she is on a mission to help you make more conscious choices that are kind to people, planet and animals. She has been featured in The Vegan Society, Becoming Minimalist, and other publications.

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Why You Don’t Need Many Friends to Be Happy

“Introversion—along with its cousins sensitivity, seriousness, and shyness—is now a second-class personality trait, somewhere between a disappointment and a pathology.” ~Susan Cain, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking

I’ll be honest, I don’t have many friends.

And it’s something I’ve always felt a level of shame about.

In fact, I recognize it’s a self-limiting belief I’ve been carrying around since secondary school: I don’t make friends easily or have a big circle; therefore, I’m unworthy or there’s something wrong with me.

That’s not to say I’ve never had friends. I’ve had friends from childhood …