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I Am a Hermit

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    Not At All By Choice.

    Being a student, you could forgive me for not getting out amongst people more, based on the assumption that i am actually doing work. ho ho ho. I'm a hermit because some of my 'better' friends had issues with my 'promiscuity', and they just saunterd off...
    Nervsky Nervsky 18-21, F 4 Responses Oct 8, 2010

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    Just Me

    I live in my world so safe, so hidden, so away from the outside that can cause hurt and pain. I don't particularly like my hidden world but I like the safety of being invisible from the outside. I like the fact that I can come home, lock the door and hide. I'm pretty good at...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 21, 2007

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    Hermit And Also Freaked Out Around Other People

    Let me tell you a bit about how I spend my time. The majority of my time is spent at home. On the computer, reading, sleeping, exercising, etc. The only time I leave the property is to go to the library, town, or a class I have weekly. About a year and a half ago I moved five...
    PenguinsLikePi PenguinsLikePi 18-21 2 Responses Nov 25, 2011

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    Happy

    I like being alone, I love learning new things I enjoy my own company I am my best friend, I know myself (I could know others too). I'm very grateful for the work everyone is doing to run this world, I¡m doing mine and I LOVE IT.
    Bluefy Bluefy 36-40, F Dec 27, 2012

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    I Don't Like It Out There

    I am a hermit part time, if it wasn't for work I would stay in my apartment all day. I hate it out there!! I like being behind 4 walls closed in, I don't get people. The world overstimulates my brain.
    jjimmy61 jjimmy61 51-55, M 6 Responses Dec 29, 2009

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    I Am A Hermit, It Is My Destiny?

    i recently dropped out of university because i never attended any of my lectures... I find it hard to look people in the eyes, and definitely prefer being in my own environment. I am constantly researching, and learn alot because i enjoy doing so. I believe i have APD, and may be...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 6, 2010

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    I Tend To Keep To Myself

    I have always been a loner.  Even as a child I didn't hang with a lot of people.  I'd hang out with someone for a short time then move on.  I found at times these people made demands on me and I didn't like it.  I have lived in this place for 7 years and have...
    Selket51 Selket51 56-60, F 5 Responses Nov 19, 2009

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    Six Months Self-imprisonment

    So I dropped out of college back in June of 2012 for many reasons. Since then I’ve been living a slightly more euphoric existence at home. My activities included living vicariously through television, doing crosswords, reading, sleeping in and waking late to repeat my cycle of...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 3, 2013

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    Dont Knock On My Door

    I have been accused of being a Hermit too. Matter in fact I often record in my home studio dark angsty Gothic and Industrial music and I often record for 18hours on end. When I hear a song in my head I have to stop everything and run to the keyboards before I forget. Then I drink...
    Mlsi Mlsi 31-35 Aug 10, 2012

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    Self-contained

    I've accepted the fact that i need a lot less social interaction than the average human being. But it isn't easy for many people to understand this, from my point of view, and it tends to push them away. I have about 4 dear, permanent friends who have stuck with me, and it is...
    UniquePetite UniquePetite 18-21, F Dec 9, 2012

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    I'm A Bit Of A Hermit

    yes,thats true,i am a bit of a hermit.if i'm not working i'm usually indoors with the outside world locked safely,...well,...outside.i like my own company but am not a hard core loner,i have company round just about every weekend in the shape of the fabulous saturday afternoon...
    clayantony clayantony 41-45, M 1 Response Oct 11, 2009

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    Hermit ?

    i mean, i don't think there's anything basically wrong in wanting to be a hermit, but...is it because nobody understands you - or that you don't understand anybody ? cause if someone calls you stupid, they might be wrong ; but if 20 people call you stupid, they must be somewhat...
    Elieli Elieli 56-60, M 4 Responses Feb 3, 2010

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    Loner

    i guess that is what i am, i am alone most of the time, i feel like i am the only person that i can be truly comfortable around. I never have been around a lot of people in my life. i can't have a lot of people around me at all times it makes me mad.     What do...
    Meleha Meleha 24 4 Responses Mar 25, 2010

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    I'm Too Zen For This Culture...

    Maybe it's in my genes, maybe just the way thing played out around me but I'm not one to get all stressed because of work, study or expectations before. I love tranquility, silence and conscious focus of my life energy towards peace and self-realization, this alone is quite a...
    MikoAzureMio MikoAzureMio 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 10, 2012

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    Better Off Alone

    They say that life teaches you different things? Well the overwhelming pattern that is continues to teach me is that "I am better off alone". Don't get me wrong, I am an outgoing, sociable, bubbly attractive and intelligent person - I just generally feel better alone than in the...
    GardenFaery GardenFaery 41-45 2 Responses Nov 11, 2012

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    On The Road

    I cannot say truly that I am I hermit as I have a job working with other people. I'm not sure i want to live alone forever, but I am certainly on the right path. It is rather strange saying, "I am a hermit", because of course there is usually someone we are saying it to. So it...
    Hermit4 Hermit4 26-30, M Nov 12, 2013

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    Loner

    I'm a loner.What's wrong with that? I mean,I live my life without bothering others.I wish people would respect the fact that I do not enjoy going out all the time,That I LOVE being at my own place,watching movies,reading,minding my own business.Going out is so incredibly...
    ladysmith ladysmith 18-21, F 13 Responses Jun 27, 2010

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    I Am A Rock

    That song reminds me so much of being a hermit.Especially the lines:"I am shielded in my armor, Hiding in my room, safe within my womb. I touch no one and no one touches me. " Life is tough and sometimes its just better for me to isolate. Not having to feel. 
    reset reset 18-21, F Jul 10, 2012

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    More Meaning To Solipsism Jealous Envy Artificial Life Empty Forlorn

    More Meaning To Solipsism Jealous Envy Artificial Life Empty Forlorn (Header doesn't help with my Spell Checking)Much of the World lives in Artificial Happiness. That is why I don't like 90% of how people have their genre interest and what they do. I don't like being a "People...
    ChakraSolipsismMGP ChakraSolipsismMGP 56-60, M Sep 28, 2013

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    I Wasn't.......

    I wasn't so much until I found EP. Now I don't have to leave the comfort of my home to meet great people. Why go out into the cold world when I can sit here and enjoy the company of wonderful people? I don't even have to do my make up, brush my hair or even get dressed if I don't...
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F 9 Responses Nov 25, 2007

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    It's not that I dislike all people.

    Neither is it that I don't want company. No one shares my interests--trivial or useless information pertaining to science, myth, history. So to socialize, I must immerse myself in things that bore me--movies, television, computer or console games. Even work is more stimulating...
    rattleschains rattleschains 41-45, M Feb 16

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    Longing To Experience Being A Wild Hermit.

    I have wanted to be a proper hermit for a long time. However, I believe outside forces have dictated too much in my life and in other people's lives to have made that idea workable. By outside forces I mean governments, their regulations, other people, fear of tyrants...
    Explodey Explodey 22-25, M 4 Responses Jan 29, 2010

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    I was thrust against my will into the life of

    being a hermit. My FORMER dermatologist screwed up my face so bad in October, 2013 that I went from awesomely happy and active to fearfully hiding on my couch, fearing my own reflection. The dermatologist's "consolation" is I might go back to looking somewhat normal in...
    Possiblefuture Possiblefuture 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 1

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    I Think Im A Hermit Too

    I have had a bad childhood, my mother passed when i was 12 too, and being sociable has been difficult but lately i dont feel like anyone understands me. I like the comfort of my own home, i know it sounds like depression but it feels much harder than that. And i do have children...
    Jan 14, 2013

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    Degrees Of Hermitage

    Is that a word? Hermitage? It feels like a word. Well, it's a word now, because my artistic license says clearly on the back that I get to make up words. Some hermits walk into town every week or so for food and supplies; some have a large larder and walk in once a month. Some...
    mononoaware mononoaware 26-30, M Jan 13, 2013

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    The Brown Recluse

    ( title is just an attention grabber) I actually hate spiders and avoid them. I compare myself to the recluse because ( besides loving the color brown because it's so earthy) I stay to myself in the cool, less travelled places and bother no one. I am kind, and loving, vulnerable...
    journegan journegan 41-45, M 2 Responses Oct 7, 2012

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    Happy Hermit

    For a while there I was grappling with the idea of socializing versus isolation. I felt pressured to be social because some people who know me said I seem fun to be around and social. But today, I weighed my pros and cons and hermitage won out. I love being a hermit. I save...
    Elle2k Elle2k 22-25 2 Responses Aug 24, 2013

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    Off Hours

    I spend 85 to 90% of my time alone. Don't have a beef with anyone. Just a lack of desire. But here I find myself on this site so often. This is socializing, in a way, is'nt it? When I drank, I stayed alone because my mouth gets me in hot water. Now that I'm almost 6 month...
    zhafar zhafar 51-55, M 17 Responses Mar 12, 2010

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    I Want To

    become a hermit hide away from all the pain in the world enjoy my solitude become at peace with myself escape this hectic life & all the people in so much of a rush to get somewhere else eventually all the outside stresses would just melt away & I would be free from all lifes...
    DAVEY200011 DAVEY200011 41-45, M 1 Response Sep 21, 2011

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    And I Don't Care Anymore

    I have always preferred solitude to many people.  I've had friends who thought there was something wrong with me because I enjoyed being alone.  But this is something that defines me.  I am not antisocial, I am a friendly person and can navigate quite well in the...
    trixi trixi 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 24, 2008

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    As long as I have the internet,

    music, and books, I'd just rather be at home. The amount of human interaction I get at work is about four or five times what I need, the rest of the time I just prefer to decompress and be alone.
    howie79 howie79 31-35, M Jan 24

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    I don't know why but I really like being by

    myself its very comforting yet Here I am reaching out on a forum. ... that's confusing ... I guess I just want to talk to people who are like me . I rarely meet anyone who just like to talk through email or online .. its always the phone or face to face. I am a deeply spiritual...
    shutthefrountdoor shutthefrountdoor 51-55 5 Responses Apr 1

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    Maybe Not A Total Hermit, But Mostly

    I work, sometimes I hang out with friends, sometimes I'll even go out to a bar, but rarely. Mostly I just like to be home, by myself. Home is the one place where I feel like me. It's the place I feel safe. Everything I really need is here. TV, computer, books, music, toys. I can...
    jimmyseven jimmyseven 31-35, M Oct 5, 2013

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    I'm wondering if there's anything left in the

    outside world appealing enough to drag me from my isolation. I've attempted to have a life outside of my home environment, experienced a life with other people, the usual things. Yet I eventually find myself sucked back in. I've had extreme experiences which are mental health...
    SolitaryFriend SolitaryFriend 31-35, M 3 Responses Jul 2

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    Books, Cats, Biscuits And Tea

    I already live off-grid in the woods I wish it was even more primitive I am married but wish that I could only be married "part-time" and spend the vast majority of my hours wandering and reading and writing and just being I have aspergers/selective mutism and just prefer...
    Kardea Kardea 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 5, 2013

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    I have always been this way.

    It completely frustrates the few friends that I have. I don't like this fact about me, but there's not much I can do about it. I remember when I was little I would ride around with my grandpa. We would just visit random friends of his. I wish I was like that. After I get home...
    reelman4372 reelman4372 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 2

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    I Used To Live In A basement, And I Lived In The Woods Once

    I have to say that I'm a hermit because on top of being a loner, I've lived in secluded places. One time, I lived in a basement by a gas station in an urban area. I got tired of it fast, it was nasty. Then, I lived in a small studio cabin in the woods. It was nice, but got very...
    Calicoder Calicoder 22-25, M 3 Responses Jun 4, 2012

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    When Will This Get Any Better

    ive suffered a lot if loss in my life and for the past 4 years ive become depressed. I get anxiety attacks when i leave my house alone i only feel comfortable a certain distance from my house and i have to have someone with me when im out..it takes me days to prepare myself to...
    travtraydrake travtraydrake 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 27, 2012

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    Compared To Me A Hermit Gets Out More.

    I see one person a fortnight and the local shop keeper once a few days. That's it. If I didn't see these people I wouldn't see anyone at all. It's kinda sad and pathetic.
    millimi millimi 41-45, M Oct 28, 2012

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    I Am A Hermit

    Im afraid to go outside lol
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 10, 2012

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    No Time For Bullshit

    I love to laugh and joke yet I don't have time for stupid bullshit. Spare me from a twisted soul who looks to take and leave me cold. I hear a lot of noise but no true sound...say somethiong, don't just talk. Leave some spaces empty so I can listen to them. Look into my eyes...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Nov 21, 2011

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    Don't Talk To Me

    Please ignore me, don't talk to me, and I will like you more. My house door is always close. The windows are always shut. When people knocked on it, I will just ignore it. When I came back from anywhere, I will quickly get into my house so that the neighbours won't see me. So...
    Jan 16, 2013

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    Have I Really Withdrawn From Society?

    That is a tough question to answer. In a way, yes..I have withdrawn from "society". I've never really ever felt like a part of it to begin with. I've noticed that some people have opened up to me fairly quicky as though they were drawn to me, one thing I know is that they were...
    WondersBeyondOurGalaxy WondersBeyondOurGalaxy 26-30, F 5 Responses May 10, 2010

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    Getting..paid..for..it!

    its..cool..am..getting....paid..to..be..a...hermit....but....i....know...one..day....i..will....have..to..come..out..of..my..warm....comfy....cave..and..face...the..world........its...a...scary..prospect....though....because..each..time....i..have......gone...out..into..the...
    psychicprayer psychicprayer 36-40 1 Response Apr 29, 2012

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    Hey Its Ok Errbody Im A Hermit Too ............☺

    Im a hermit sometimes too not always by choice though when I found this website (one night at 3:00 in the morning on my phone) I was so happy this site is like my outlet and im getting better starting to come out of my lil hermit shell I live to talk to people and am very...
    PRETTYGIRLHATESTHEWORLD PRETTYGIRLHATESTHEWORLD 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 3, 2010

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    Repulvie Since Birth

    Yes I was born repulsive.   God, bless his heart, saw to it that I would never be totally bored with myself.   He gifted me with Major Depression, Overactive Bladder, a Prolapsed Bowel and Ideopathic Neuropathies.  Needless to say that home has pretty much been my mainstay...
    blackqueen blackqueen 61-65, F 4 Responses Dec 25, 2010

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    Social Anxiety Is Very Disabling And Embarrassing

    I feel like I do only the bare minimum to keep myself alive and to keep the people who care about me out of my hair. I have a decent network of friends but I rarely make arrangements with them. The last time I did something with anyone was in July this year. I called up a friend...
    Valtiel Valtiel 13-15 1 Response Oct 28, 2011

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    Hermit

    I am a hermit. The idea of being out in public makes me sick. I will find any and every excuse to stay at home. I am not afraid, but I am paranoid of who could be looking and judging me.
    Blipp Blipp 21-25, F 2 Responses Apr 1, 2007

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    Alone But Not Lonely

    the very idea of putting effort into a relationship with another human makes me feel so tired. not only meeting people but then getting to know them and building a connection. ugh. i have a fair amount friends whom i adore, but seeing them once a week is plenty. i enjoy sitting...
    Snickerdoodling Snickerdoodling 22-25, F 11 Responses Jul 29, 2009

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    I Want To Be

    Technically, I'm not a hermit because I live with other people, but I want to be. I need my own space - more than I have - and I need quiet. Most of the time, I just want everybody to shut up because they either criticize me or use me. I just want to shut everybody and everything...
    BelleofApril BelleofApril 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 31, 2013

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    How To Stop?

    I just want to ask, how do you stop being a hermit? Because personally I hate living like this.
    Jackabyte Jackabyte 16-17, M 2 Responses Mar 15, 2013

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    The Essence Knows It

    What really is really attractive of the hermit lifestyle is to just depend and be aware of the real essence of things. City life numbs me inside with all it's little unnecessary rules, needs and wants that are in fact quietly fictitious and over complicated. I have lost my...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 27, 2012

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    I Am A Hermit!!!

    i have no friends, well, i have a few, but all of them i know from work, and i prefer night time to day time, and i almost always stay up really late, into the early hours of the morning, apart from when im working early the next day, and i spend a lot of my time alone!!! so i...
    cowshed123 cowshed123 31-35, M 3 Responses Sep 12, 2010

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