Many wonder what the key to successful relationships are, whether they are for the long run or for simple personal growth. There are many studies that indicate how to do so. In one study, the researchers found that people with high generativity make themselves of support for younger people and for those around them. Since this was a longitudinal study, participants were tested in two different points of a 20-year span. The older generations tended to show more positive growth, and were more of a contributor for personal growth as opposed to younger generations. To sum these results, it can be concluded that personal relationships do make a difference, but these tend to happen later in life. If looking for close friendships, it is recommended that you focus on quality and not quantity!
- Personal growth is unique to each person and their journey to become their best self.
- Personal relationships have an impact on personal growth, particularly as a person grows older.
- High levels of personal growth have many benefits, such as better reactions to stressful events and increased likelihood of “post-traumatic growth.”
“For many people, the question perhaps is not whether good relationships matter, but how to get and keep those relationships.”