To be successful, you don’t have to be a social butterfly. Going to parties and social invites night in and night out.. There is evidence of this theory, if you don’t socialize, you can focus what is important to you. Career, great job and family matters.
I read an article about a woman who worked her way up a newspaper company and became the editor, All down to the aspect of having no friends. I have no friends and I am okay with that. Less christmas presents and birthday cards to buy. Less expense from a logic view. Focus what is important to me. Don’t listen in on work gossip and work politics, you won’t get hurt.