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I Am a Hermit

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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...
    Valtiel Valtiel 13-15 1 Response Oct 28, 2011

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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...
    ChakraSolipsismMGP ChakraSolipsismMGP 56-60, M Sep 28, 2013

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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...
    Nervsky Nervsky 18-21, F 4 Responses Oct 8, 2010

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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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    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...
    psychicprayer psychicprayer 36-40 1 Response Apr 29, 2012

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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. ...
    Selket51 Selket51 56-60, F 5 Responses Nov 19, 2009

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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...
    blackqueen blackqueen 61-65, F 4 Responses Dec 25, 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...
    Meleha Meleha 24 4 Responses Mar 25, 2010

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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. ...
    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...
    howie79 howie79 31-35, M Jan 24

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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...
    DAVEY200011 DAVEY200011 41-45, M 1 Response Sep 21, 2011

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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...
    jimmyseven jimmyseven 31-35, M Oct 5, 2013

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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...
    Jan 16, 2013

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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...
    travtraydrake travtraydrake 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 27, 2012

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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...
    mononoaware mononoaware 26-30, M Jan 13, 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...
    ladysmith ladysmith 18-21, F 13 Responses Jun 27, 2010

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 3, 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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 27, 2012

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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...
    Calicoder Calicoder 22-25, M 3 Responses Jun 4, 2012

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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...
    MikoAzureMio MikoAzureMio 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 10, 2012

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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...
    Snickerdoodling Snickerdoodling 22-25, F 11 Responses Jul 29, 2009

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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...
    Blipp Blipp 21-25, F 2 Responses Apr 1, 2007

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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...
    Jan 14, 2013

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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...
    BelleofApril BelleofApril 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 31, 2013

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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...
    millimi millimi 41-45, M Oct 28, 2012

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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...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 21, 2007

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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...
    UniquePetite UniquePetite 18-21, F Dec 9, 2012

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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...
    WondersBeyondOurGalaxy WondersBeyondOurGalaxy 26-30, F 5 Responses May 10, 2010

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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...
    Explodey Explodey 22-25, M 4 Responses Jan 29, 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...
    reset reset 18-21, F Jul 10, 2012

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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...
    Mlsi Mlsi 31-35 Aug 10, 2012

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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...
    shutthefrountdoor shutthefrountdoor 51-55 5 Responses Apr 1

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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...
    PenguinsLikePi PenguinsLikePi 18-21 2 Responses Nov 25, 2011

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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...
    PRETTYGIRLHATESTHEWORLD PRETTYGIRLHATESTHEWORLD 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 3, 2010

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    There are a few factors that contribute to my isolated lifestyle and one involves my upbringing. Growing up my parents lived a social life but only on specific occasions, most of...
    Dayjahvoo Dayjahvoo 31-35, M 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    Charleton Heston Effect - some where out there is something better than man. (from the planet of the apes) 
    Nathan65 Nathan65 46-50 1 Response Mar 5, 2012

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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...
    Kardea Kardea 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 5, 2013

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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...
    rattleschains rattleschains 41-45, M Feb 16

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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...
    journegan journegan 41-45, M 2 Responses Oct 7, 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...
    Hermit4 Hermit4 26-30, M Nov 12, 2013

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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...
    jjimmy61 jjimmy61 51-55, M 6 Responses Dec 29, 2009

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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...
    cowshed123 cowshed123 31-35, M 3 Responses Sep 12, 2010

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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...
    zhafar zhafar 51-55, M 18 Responses Mar 12, 2010

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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...
    Elieli Elieli 56-60, M 4 Responses Feb 3, 2010

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 6, 2010

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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...
    Elle2k Elle2k 22-25 2 Responses Aug 24, 2013

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Nov 21, 2011

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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...
    Possiblefuture Possiblefuture 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 1

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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...
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F 9 Responses Nov 25, 2007

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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...
    Bluefy Bluefy 36-40, F Dec 27, 2012

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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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