Alright so long story short ever since i learned about banking last year (freshman year) I have taken my grades, networking, preparing for IB etc and my image/reputation much more seriously as I understand that competition in IB is fierce and every major or minor detail is important.
This has been great so far with a great gpa , i am very detail oriented about my work and daily habits , proud parents who are seeing how motivated and driven i am to succeed as well as supportive friends who enjoy studying with me. I feel as though i actually finally fit in to a social circle for the first time in my life and have enjoyed being able to come home and explain to my family how events stocks affect the market etc etc
Recently one of the only friends i had growing up told me that she thinks that I have changed from the way i dress to the way i speak and have become much more uptight and less of a caring person as before. She mentioned how i am extremely focused which is great but the conversations are shorter and tend to feel forced to the point where she thinks i have become a statue to her interests in comparison to before.
I really didn't realize this at first but she is right, i have no regrets about wanting to do IB or dedicating the time to read books/ watch docs about it but apart from conversations about the Stock market or finance in general my attention span tends to drop and i really don't have the same enthusiasm for anything else. I feel as though that this will continue and i think that i am indirectly distancing myself from her as well as anyone who doesn't major in finance or have an interest in IB or finance. Just wanted to know if this has happened to anyone and recommendations on how to find interest in convos when i feel as though its dull
Edit : Thanks everyone for the comments would buy you a round of beer if i could :)