How many advisors, confidants, and protégés does one person need to survive, achieve, be happy, and self actualize in life? Your mileage may vary but here’s my answer to date: 10ish
Advisors for me are people with certifiable expert knowledge and here I have 3ish: Physical (1ish), Emotional (1ish), and Intelligence (miscellaneous other).
Confidants for me are people I can entrust, 50-80%, with what is going on with me and here I have a net additional 2ish: Friend (1ish) and Miscellaneous Other.
Protégés for me are people related by blood and mission and here I have a net additional 4ish: Spouse, Child, Child, and Miscellaneous Other.
Sum: 9ish (which is almost 10ish)
As an introvert, 10ish is a richly resourceful number for me (“ish” and “miscellaneous” mean as few as one to as many as 10)
I am curious how my extrovert friends make the tally.