A few years ago one study found that people who have spiritual understanding, who tend to be more intellectual and are constantly working on their mental health, tend to be more susceptible to mental health problems, anxiety disorders, addictions, schizophrenia, etc.
This study especially is concerning people who are into spiritual understanding, who always want to find a deeper meaning and purpose in life.
It is still unknown is it because they are obsessed with everything that is going on in the world, and maybe because they are more connected with society and the problems we are facing all the time.
Also there is another important study, that came out few years ago linking increased empathetic abilities to social anxiety. That study has shown that people who are suffering from social anxiety have ability to feel and interpret the emotions of others.
It is like they are connected with others, and that is why they are capable of understanding and empathizing with other people, even the ones they don't know at all.
People who have spiritual understanding tend to call themselves loners, and the ones who are suffering from social anxiety.
It is probably because most people see them as " weirdos ", but actually these people are very intelligent.
What is also an amazing fact is that people who are suffering from anxiety are more capable of overcoming any threats and dangerous situations in their lives.
That means that in case they find themselves in any life-threatening situation, they will increase their chances of survival.