I Am a Hikikomori

Hikikomori is the Japanese term for people who withdraw from society. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hikikomori 56 People

    Pleasures Of Solitude

    Naturally, being asocial and not getting out much besides to get food and go to the bathroom, I enjoy spending long hours in a room to myself and I almost never interact with others. It seems I live my life in solitude. An existence such as this would quite drive someone insane...
    Amoridere1 Amoridere1
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 5, 2013

    The title says it all.

    I'm inside all the time. It's my dolls, my bears, and I. Sure the tarantula is here, but she does nothing other than exist.I'm not new to this "hikikomori" lifestyle. This way of being. Of existing. No, I'm just "perfecting" it. Like a warm blanket, I wrap myself in this solitude...
    burrowbunni burrowbunni
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jan 27, 2014

    It's true. I haven't gone anywhere

    but maybe twice in the past 4 months. But i do want to get out. I guess it's more like I'm homestuck >. <
    FebruaryAsh FebruaryAsh
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Dec 21, 2014


    No one can be trusted. Parents, teachers, friends and the people around me, they told me they gave up. They can not take me. They even say that I'm weird. Nothing else to talk to. I'm comfortable in my room. Because at home I always ostracized, in school I was always bullied...
    chanhiki chanhiki
    Oct 6, 2013

    I certainly am a Hikikomori.

    I spend most of my time in my room, spend some time with family, but I rarely go anywhere unless I absolutely have to like the doctor or something. I used to have friends to do stuff with and then I graduated, my friends moved away or got girlfriends and got jobs. I have a...
    rrryo rrryo
    26-30, M
    Jan 15, 2014

    The phrase used to describe something more in

    depth than Agoraphobia was coined in Japan. Across the sea, in a different social setting foreign and strange to those that don't live it; but I, an American, feel that I am more than just Agoraphobic. It didn't start until 8 month ago for me. I had no social problems until...
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Mar 31, 2014

    unwillingly. I can't really do anything

    because I'm horrible at time management and always have to get stuff done at home. All my friends live miles away and I barely get to see them once or twice a year.
    34rjw3toj 34rjw3toj
    Mar 20, 2016

    I Still Dont Believe It...or I Dont Want To...

    I'm still kinda in shock. I mean all this time....for years upon years..I always wanted to know why I was diffrent. Why I was cast out of all social groups...why I hated everyone and everthing..because I always thought everyone and everything hated me. All the docters in the...
    lonerisalone lonerisalone
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Jul 19, 2012

    Hi :) My name is Adrian

    and i Am a student and for my graduation assignment I wanted to write about Hikikomori, as i have a certain background in that way as well... Are there any People who would answer some questions about being a Hikikomori? It is fine if you doint want to, as it is quite a...
    ProcrastinatingPotaito ProcrastinatingPotaito
    18-21, M
    1 Response Apr 28, 2014

    Hikikomori Is Not Restricted To Japan

    I am a Nikkei, I was born in Switzerland, and immigrated to Brasil. Now I live in the States. Thus, I am a 'issei' Swiss, and a yonsei (fouth generation) Japanese. Due to some traumas in my life, and survivor of some sexual assaults, and falling through the cracks of the world's...
    Yosutebito Yosutebito
    26-30, M
    Apr 22, 2013

    Looks Like There More Gonna Join Us From Italy. It's No Joke.

    I find this news article interesting cause somehow it relate to our condition. I paste this from http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/01/23/285061/excessive-use-of-computers-poses-a-threat-to-italian-childrens-health/. "A report released by Italy’s national Medical Association...
    rasyida rasyida
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jan 23, 2013

    So I just started watching anime again recently

    and I wanted to watch some real-life problem related anime and I found one called Welcome To The N.H.K. The anime is about a person that deals with being a hikikomori. This is the first time I've ever encountered the word hikikomori meaning a person that would cut themselves...
    ShesGottaBeTheOne ShesGottaBeTheOne
    22-25, M
    1 Response Jul 19, 2014

    I am a hikikomori and I have been so

    for the last four years of my life, the pressure of outside, people, just got too much for me. Please tell me I am not the only one out there who is an actual hikikomori despite the fact that i'm american.
    tsuni tsuni
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 8, 2015

    I am not one now. But do suggest

    for those who are, to go to school online now! Please I beg you not follow in my foot steps. It will show to employer that you at least were trying to do something. Seriously it sucks *** trying find job now. 19 and no job or life. LMAO but at least going out there. Trying get...
    JanelleVanity JanelleVanity
    22-25, F
    Apr 29, 2014

    I Am A Hikikomori

    I'm just going to ramble here. I am not depressed (at least in the sense that most people who would say that they are depressed are). I have never thought of committing suicide or doing something stupid like cutting myself, but I am a hikikomori. I didn't know that there was a...
    stuckinthepast123 stuckinthepast123
    11 Responses May 23, 2013
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