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I Am a Loner

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    DatArcherDude DatArcherDude 18-21, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I'm one of the few people

    that enjoy being alone over human company. Sure, I get lonely and want human interaction, but most of the time, I love just curling up to a book and reading the night away.
    whentheyscream whentheyscream 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 15

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    "I hate "fun" people.

    I hate group work, because it makes me feel out of place. I hate break time because it emphasizes how isolated I am from everyone else. And I hate people in cliques because it feels like they're advertently rejecting me."
    illiy illiy 16-17, F 5 Responses Sep 6

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    I think that monotony is really the culprit

    for making people lonely and depressed. However, it seems that our current lifestyle is made to make our lives monotonous. It also equals boredom. I think 'to make money' is the main reason why we live in a routine. Do you think there will still be depression if one day...
    aureatea aureatea 26-30, F 4 Responses Oct 13

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    I love being alone! it is the only time I can

    be me and just relax, I don't like seeing friends or anyone on weekends. My days look like this: School days= school 08:00 am-04:00 pm Homework 04:00-06:00 pm Me time 06:00-10:00 pm Saturday's My day!, just lay in the bed and relax Sunday's Homework's, cleaning for my parents...
    afreespirit afreespirit 18-21, M 2 Responses Sep 19

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    I have no close friends only acquaintances.

    My family tries to get me out of the house sometimes but I just weasel my way out of it. I don't even like leaving the house unless I have to. School, errands, etc. I find it hard to relate to most people here and like I've said before I'm sick of this general area, the many...
    ajrestless ajrestless 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 20

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    The first thing you should know about me is

    that I am an outsider. Yes, I have friends. Yes, we hang out. Once a month. That's about it. Those are my friends. That's my social life. It's sad because they're all I have. I have no one to turn to, no one who comes to me for advice. Everyone has someone else already, and they...
    hunniebunney hunniebunney 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 18

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    I Enjoy My Time Alone

    I don't feel like I have to be someone else. I don't have to talk. I don't have to pay attention to what someone else is saying. I can wear my pj's all day. I don't have to answer silly questions or laugh at corny jokes. When I am alone I no longer feel lonely. I feel relieved.
    nicoleal20 nicoleal20 46-50, F 14 Responses Apr 24, 2008

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    I am invisible, though I walk around in class

    and try to start off a conversation but now as soon as I have stopped starting the conversation myself nobody talks to me as if they can't actually see me standing. People walk away as if they don't even know me, just before getting into class nobody says hi or hey to me. though...
    pulkitkhare46 pulkitkhare46 18-21, M 3 Responses Oct 20

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    So I'm so not a comedian in class I had no idea

    I told a pretty funny joke. Teacher asked what is alcohol and I answered a bottle of fun. Everyone started laughing and I had no idea why. It took a minute to realize I did something funny.
    Untrustworthy117 Untrustworthy117 16-17, M 1 Response Jun 1

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    Well my older sister started messaging me

    and fangirling about how happy she is what she had gotten to talk to her boyfriend again (more like they're not even together, they were forced to break up and the fact that they're basically Cybering bothers me.) and I'm all like..ha I'm a loner for life.
    ravenzewolf ravenzewolf 13-15, F Sep 22

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    Not much to say... I was considered someone

    'normal' time ago. But things got messed up, parents didn't care, friends weren't there and i got betrayed several times...It hurted back in the days, till i became what i am today.Today, loneliness is my friend, I feel more relaxed and in peace alone than in a group being...
    SoulDesu SoulDesu 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 4

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    Why I'M Proud Of Being A Loner ...

    We're psychotics, serial killers, child molesters, disturbed neurotics .... at least according to society. People disrespect what they don't understand, and most people don't understand the loner's love for solitude. I'm proud of being a loner because I don't need other people to...
    LunaAle LunaAle 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 8, 2013

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    i have no faith, no love,

    no friends no spouse. i am a loner. i need care. please help me.
    iseeuthrou iseeuthrou 51-55, M 2 Responses Oct 2

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    MOST of the girls my age are annoying,

    so that's why I choose to be a loner.
    Jovanite Jovanite 13-15, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Today i went walking,

    didn't care where my feet lead me. Was having a bad day. Wind up in some neighborhood with cute little houses. Sat on the sidewalk, and just watched these leaves fall from this tree. It was beautiful, they just kept falling. It's cloudy outside, had my iPod going. I was...
    Salute2MyFlaws Salute2MyFlaws 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 11

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    Finding Myself

    When I was in my early 20s, I had a period where I was confused about everything. Life, love, you name it, I was confused. So I packed a few things in my pickup and headed to the mountains. I lived in Utah at the time and knew of a great place. There was a mountain road that...
    stankadiddlehopper stankadiddlehopper 51-55, M 19 Responses Apr 10, 2012

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    A lot of people don't believe females can be

    loners, but I am one. A lot of people think loners are psycho, weird or maladjusted, but I'm not. Therefore, a lot of people fail to realize I am a loner. I've gotten everything from "shy" to "antisocial" and "stuck-up." The one thing people never think is "she likes to be left...
    chickiebos chickiebos 31-35, F Oct 21

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    Man Of Stone, Walks Alone

    I should really stop doing this, because it doesn't really make me feel any better about anything going on in my life; but at the same time, I find myself addicted. I enjoy viewing people's photos on Facebook, or trolling through Photobucket for public albums. I see all these...
    TheDarkTower TheDarkTower 31-35, M 10 Responses Jan 25, 2012

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    People are exhausting

    and irritating. I can socialize and can be very friendly, but it tires me out. Then I will just ignore my phone for a few weeks. I used to ignore my friends for months. Now I try to maintain contact on a regular basis. I don't generally like to share what is going on in my life...
    butterflyhearts17 butterflyhearts17 22-25, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    I was a late bloomer,

    I experienced puberty when I was 18 going on 19, so in High School I was an ugly duckling. I always wished to have good attributes, a pretty face, be admired by men, but no matter how much make up I used, how much I ate to get curves (where I live being curve is what most people...
    Amusec Amusec 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 20

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    I do have friends. But we barely hang out.

    i kinda don't want to hang out with them though. They are a bad influence and I have actually enjoyed my "Alone" Time. The reason I say it like that is because. Although I am physically alone, There is someone very special to me that I talk to every day all day. So I don't even...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M Sep 19

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    Being Alone In Peace Is Seventh Heaven!

    I have always been a private person, but also a caretaking type and the kind of friend who likes a close relationship and not much of the going-out-in-groups stuff. I know a lot of people but don't think of myself as having a lot of friends because I am not in touch with people...
    girlcapitol girlcapitol 51-55, F 20 Responses Jul 12, 2010

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    "They pointed me out on the highway,

    and they said 'That man has a curious way of holding his head.' They pointed me out on the beach; they said 'That man Will never become as we are, try as he can.' They pointed me out at the station, an the guard Looked at me twice, thrice, thoughtfully & hard. I took the same...
    someoneandstuff someoneandstuff 18-21, M Sep 19

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    A Female Loner

    I have never been entertained by idle chatter, or fluff. This has left me without many friends, maybe because I have been hurt so badly by other women. The way I think isn't common, I can see through phonyness and fakeness quite clearly; I guess that's why I don't do well in...
    missmixty missmixty 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 15, 2012

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    I'm so alone. No family

    or friends. I don't mean to complain but gosh it would be nice to be surrounded by positive people who love me.
    AmericanPie91 AmericanPie91 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 31

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    Loners,

    Why is it that people who have been rejected, chewed up and spit out, gutted by "friends", "family" and the world make the best and most loyal friends? I had a crappy childhood. Friends, they came and went. I'm an introvert and just could never keep up with social games, the...
    paintedblue paintedblue 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 8, 2013

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    I was going in my past pretty much thruh hurt

    and emotional abuse. Now i realize that i dont like people anymore and dont want to be around them. Im a housewife who is almost allways at home. I dont talk much at my daily routine. I avoid everyone. I have a husband and we come along fine. He knows about my bullying past and...
    angel8i angel8i 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 17

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    (Here's a poem for all of you.

    ) Depression is quiet. Anyone can fall victim to it. And much like a mask, people hide it with a smile. And an "I'm fine." Nobody can detect it but yourself, because disguising it is easy. The cheerier you are, the less they'll suspect. But you can't hide it forever...
    TheShutout TheShutout 16-17, M Sep 27

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    I sometimes feel as if there are two kinds of

    people in the world: me and everybody else. I'm certainly not saying that I'm smarter or better. I've always just been different in a way that I can't describe, explain, or define. I feel like an alien among other people. I am as different as if I've come from another planet. I...
    atpeacewithme atpeacewithme 31-35 1 Response Oct 15

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    Why I Am a Loner--as Much As I Understand It

    Update, November 1, 2007: While all of what I wrote is true, a few things happened recently that have me rethinking it.  I have good reason to think there is a lot to like in some people, and maybe a little to like in just about everyone.  So I'm giving people another...
    freeeedom freeeedom 51-55, F 6 Responses Aug 4, 2007

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    Best Vacation

    My favorite vacation is to drive away, find a cheap-but-decent motel with some shopping & restaurants nearby, and enjoy being alone.  Some of my friends can't understand this.  For example, last year I drove upstate to a small town.  I told my friends and co...
    Rusj Rusj 56-60 27 Responses Jul 11, 2010

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    I like to spend time by myself I never was

    lucky with friend none of them I had was really my friend in one way or another they all turned out to be my enemies
    Darlinghton Darlinghton 18-21, M Sep 15

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    I seriously have no friends

    and what lil family I do have, we don't socialize with each other. I enjoy being a loner. I can go out and have a whole conversation with a homeless person, a kid or a total stranger and I'm good. I don't need friends.
    Salute2MyFlaws Salute2MyFlaws 18-21, F 6 Responses Sep 6

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    Pretty much have been all my life,

    didn't matter how much I tried not to be. I'd rather chill in the house then go outside and be "social" whatever that means heh. I think this is another reason why I was and still am a bit of an "outcast" but hey I'm working on being more outgoing....we'll see how this goes...
    starlight109 starlight109 13-15, F Sep 28

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    Going on this app it's really sad to see how

    many people suffer from depression; it only makes me more sad. Sometimes I wish I was the only sad person in the world and everyone else was perfectly happy.
    matildaaavvv matildaaavvv 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I have friends, but most of the time I just

    like doing everything on my own (or perhaps with my girlfriend). It's quite avoidant-based at times however, leaving me feeling confused about who I really am and what I really want.
    lowfrequencyorganism lowfrequencyorganism 22-25, M Sep 17

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    I could have went out tonight

    but instead I decided to stay home and watch movies by myself. I think I'm more of a loner because most kids my age are immature and annoy the **** out of me within ten minutes. Even some of my closest friends get on my nerves sometimes... None of them really understand me :P
    LivviyLove LivviyLove 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 25

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    Currently seeking that connection on a deeper

    level with someone, and almost have it, but damn it seems that it's as far as the moon right now...
    RedMarcher RedMarcher 16-17, M a week ago

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    I don't really mind it most of the time,

    but sometimes, like now, I feel extremely lonely and I wish I had some friends or a gf.
    gomega98 gomega98 16-17, M Oct 22

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    Some people just are

    and there is nothing wrong in the fact. Dont we all like our own company at times. It takes strength to be a 'loner' as you have to be happy with yourself in order to do it. The problem can arise when you are a loner for emotional reasons such as being hurt too much by...
    AX5625 AX5625 31-35, M 2 Responses Mar 3

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    ~A Lone Christian Warrior~

    I've always been a loner since I was a little child. I preferred to be by the tree at the Elementary school instead of playing with the kids. In middle school I would be to myself, sitting alone at lunch or hiding in the library. In high school, I find solace in the music blaring...
    SeraphimLupus SeraphimLupus 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 1, 2013

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    my friday night : getting high with my step dad

    and possibly my brother and playing gta 5 ps3... sounds choice to me :)
    Mihkowakayios Mihkowakayios 13-15, M 2 Responses Sep 19

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    I'm a weird kind of loner.

    I've managed to create a persona at school, in which I am a totally indifferent, closed off loner, who speaks only when I know it will be both really funny and ambivalent about my true emotions. So, this has made me a weirdly attractive loner; a kind of strange oddity that...
    someoneandstuff someoneandstuff 18-21, M 3 Responses Dec 26, 2013

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    I could be surrounded by millions of people

    and still feel so alone. I think it's because no matter how hard I try to fit in I just don't. Many people have told me that the problem is that I haven't found myself yet and I listened. But after an extensive, inwardly search, I came to the conclusion that I am already myself...
    loneintrvrt loneintrvrt 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 18

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    Loner Stoner!

    Well, due to a lot of past problems and bad problem management (due to my age), my brain was a big hay wired mess. I did things that i now realize that i shouldn't have done only because I myself would find them a little messed up later on. Well..... Im a loner now. Its not like...
    billz270 billz270 18-21, M 3 Responses Oct 4, 2012

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    The Story Of My Life, How I Became A Loner. Period.

    Disclaimer:- If you don't like long stories,  save yourself by not reading mine.  I am very descriptive and am long winded.  LOL! I was the geek with bad grades in high school.  Coming from a financially below average (dad's a blue collar worker and mom's a housewife...
    1Alexander 1Alexander 26-30 4 Responses Mar 1, 2011

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    I barely have any friends.

    .. I have 10 friends... It is kinda sad... But I'm always happy
    Lala188 Lala188 16-17, F 8 Responses May 28

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    I have a natural inclination to avoid large

    crowds; I'm most tranquil, in public, when there are no or few people around me. Recently, I've been stopping and questioning myself every time I want to leave an area that has become crowded, to deliberate on the opportunity cost of constantly avoiding large groups and/or...
    Philonous Philonous 18-21, M 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I Shouldn't Have To Pretend I'm Like Everyone Else

    I'm a loner.....thats just me.....it's the way i've always been. Since joining EP i've come to terms with it more and i'm not as embarressed to admit now that i keep myself to myself and have only one friend (who i don't see alot of). I've made friends with people on here who are...
    Evernight Evernight 31-35, F 18 Responses Jan 24, 2010

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    “As a child I felt myself to be alone,

    and I am still, because I know things and must hint at things which others apparently know nothing of, and for the most part do not want to know.” ― C.G. Jung, The famous Swiss psychiatrist, I have my answer, I am in good company! As an introvert I love living inside my...
    venusdi venusdi 70+, F 7 Responses Feb 11

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    I want new friends. Friends

    that won't get annoyed with me, friends that will talk to me every day
    bluegirlie98 bluegirlie98 16-17, F 6 Responses Sep 15

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    I feel so alone,and angsty.

    I wish I could have many things that I do not currently possess.
    universequeen universequeen 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 15

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