Everyone is different. When I look around, I see the people around me hanging out at nights, partying, talking about
who is dating who etc. For me, I am not interested in that. I am 20 btw. I rather sit down with some people and have a chat about
what is going on with the water supplies around the world, and what might happen when even less water becomes available. So in a way, I am not your typical student.
It is up to you to decide what feels right. For me, I need friends. Without them, I can be OK at some times and feel bad at others. With them, I can be happy. So yea, when this year started I put some effort into making friends, asking them to have lunch at my place, stuff like that. But in the end, everyone is different. Some people can live with no or just a little contact, others get depressed when they can't have their phone with them for 5 minutes (OK, they need help as well
It is incredibly hard for a psychiatrist to find the perfect fix for you, and most of them hold on to general guidelines, and I bet they state that humans are social creatures and need friends. In most cases that would be true, you might be an exception. In the end, the best measurement is your emotion. Are you feeling happy? As in, truly happy, at peace, relaxed? Then that is the way to go.
You are unique Lola, there are no rules that define how you must live, or what you should do. You are free to choose.
Take care, and hugs !