The Max Number of Friends Anyone Can Have

We can have 1.5 at the most intimate friends (it’s an average).

5 close friends.

15 best friends.

50 good friends.

150 generic friends.

500 possible acquaintances.

1,500 known names.

5,000 known faces.

A new report in The Atlantic says there are different kinds of friends and that we can have between 100 and 250 with 150 being the average total.

Not all friendships are equal.

The question is: are we spending the appropriate amount of time on the intimate, best and closest friends where the value is greatest or dissipating our efforts over all types of friends even though they may not be as personally rewarding?