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I Am a Loner

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    None will miss me. That is sadly comforting.

    Knowing I can leave whenever I please and no one will hurt. It is also saddening as well. No one to care, to love, to look out for. What am I doing to myself...
    kelsey0616 kelsey0616 13-15, F 4 Responses Aug 12

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    I just want to make friends with kids my age

    who are cool with talk to, joke with, FaceTime and chat. I need people to talk to. message me?
    uhjord uhjord 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 22

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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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    me on 4th july... watching the fireworks.

    .. pathetically alone... and there like a couple behind me... *sigh im hopelessly single
    BSRivera01 BSRivera01 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 21

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    I spend everyday alone,

    my 'friends' always expect me to make the effort of talking to them, or coming to see them. but when i ask why they can't come see me, there is always an excuse 'i'm too busy' or 'i have no money' what and i do? So i now spend everyday alone by choice, i would rather be a...
    Anth9012 Anth9012 22-25, M Aug 11

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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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    This is also I'm a sociopath.

    .. Also a narcissist... My partners mom (who lives with us) wants her grandson to stay for 5 days starting tomorrow. I can't really say no. I've gotten her to change the dates 4 times already. I require the most untouched routines possible. Another body in the house throws me...
    SocioNarcc SocioNarcc 31-35, M 4 Responses Aug 16

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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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    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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    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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    Because I don't need to be with other people to

    be happy, and I feel sorry for those who do.
    psyone psyone 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 20

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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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    ~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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    Im a loner by choice

    because i want real friends. Not semester friend
    tomasalmas6789 tomasalmas6789 18-21, M a week ago

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    hi...so i'm new at this thing.

    .m a complicated wreck who is in dire need of friends...i feel alone in a room full of people..and its maddening to not have somebody to talk to...
    skylar0602 skylar0602 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 3

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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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    I have been a loner all 17 years of my life.

    I have plenty of friends, and some really good friends, but I've never dated, firstly because I never saw a point, and secondly I moved away from the one girl I really actually liked. So, I might have a while to enjoy being a loner.
    Horizonstorm Horizonstorm 16-17, M 2 Responses Aug 3

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    This is true. Have been

    for much of my life. I have had adult friends. But the definition changes. Some through work. Some I grew up with. Some I met as an adult. Unfortunately. I was once married to a woman who hated outside influences. So she isolated me from family and friends. By the time I'd...
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Aug 3

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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 mean who really needs a social life

    when you have the voices to keep you company
    thewriterwithpower thewriterwithpower 13-15, M 1 Response 28 mins ago

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    Seeing couples doing baby talk over social

    networking sites and you're on YouTube doing youtubers sign offs with them! MY VIRTUAL LOVE TOPPLES YOUR ACTUAL RELATIONSHIP! Go die in a ditch! *cries far away* merp merp
    Wynnieskye Wynnieskye 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    I am quite content being a loner.

    Why does everyone think I'm miserable and suffering? What I can't stand is people meddling and trying to get me to do social activities. I'm a grown man. If I want to do something with you I'll let you know. Guilt tripping me is only going to keep me more isolated.
    SocioNarcc SocioNarcc 31-35, M 4 Responses Aug 21

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    I Like It

    My perfect life would be to live in a log cabin in the woods, on a lake. With a husband or without. IDC. For work, I would do something with telecommunications and just work from home. It would be legal to have my car windows completely blacked out all over so that no one could...
    looklife looklife 18-21, F 9 Responses Jun 14, 2012

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    I don't have a car at the moment

    so it's hard for me to get around where I live. I keep applying to jobs but have not had good luck with that and the ones I have gotten in the past didn't end too great either. I invite people to my house but they always seem "too busy" or they have a job. I took off time from...
    manicattackx manicattackx 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 31

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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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    When you go on Facebook

    and see that really popular girl say "I'm such a loser I have no friends *stupid sad emoji face* then there's about 50 comments of all her friends commenting saying "no I love you! Let's hangout" and you sit there in your dark room thinking, you don't know real sorrow...
    Wynnieskye Wynnieskye 16-17, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I am by choice. It makes me less vulnerable.

    Yes, it is not ideal. It is sad and often times lonely but it is less complicated. I don't like complications. I hate responsibilities and I hate expectations. If you are with someone, you can't really avoid responsibility, expectations and complications. So I decided to...
    iwantnoone iwantnoone 26-30, F 15 Responses May 20

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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 6 Responses Feb 11

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    I Was A Loner But Now I Have A Little Girl.

    She is my world. I love her so much.
    mother1983 mother1983 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 30, 2013

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    I'm one of those people

    who have no social life or any friends in real life. But, it doesn't really bother me anymore. I remember the phrase, "The less people in your life, the less drama." And that is so true.There's a particular song and music video that perfectly describes my life as a loner. It's...
    texaschic35 texaschic35 31-35, F 8 Responses Jun 30

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    If I'm bust like two days in a row I have to

    have a day to just do nothing and be alone! Sometimes I ditch my friend just to stay home...but I kind of like being by myself
    tsg96 tsg96 18-21, F Jul 28

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    I moved to another country.

    I joined school in the middle of the year and everyone had their own friends. Their language is my second language. So it's hard for me to interact with them. It had been 4 months or so yet I still don't have any friends 😞
    humairaaiman humairaaiman 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 23

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    Lone - Not Lonely.

    I can't remember if I posted a story in this group yet but I believe I have. In fact, it may have been one of the first stories I posted on EP after becoming a member and finally beginning to contribute. This morning, I'm surrounded by the beautiful silence that accompanies the...
    Intelligently Intelligently 31-35, F 10 Responses Jul 10, 2012

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    I bet my mom never thought her son would smoke

    weed , have more internet friends than IRL , drop out freshman year xD . But that's just de way t'is .
    MisledS0ul MisledS0ul 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 24

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    There's Nothing Wrong With Wanting to Be Alone...is There?

    I am a very introverted person and simply don't like to have too much company. Sure there are people I talk to, some of them I consider to be friends, but after all I'm rather alone. I can feel rather drained if too many people are around me. i spend most of my free time to...
    ittooktoolong ittooktoolong 22-25, F 32 Responses Jul 9, 2007

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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 6 Responses May 28

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    I am an independent loner

    and I love it. But what is crazy is that I am a very social person. People love having me around and they call me for everything because I am very easy to get along with however I do require a lot of alone time in order to remain mentally stable is there anyone else out there...
    anonymousaquarious anonymousaquarious 22-25, F 1 Response a week 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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    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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    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 know psychedelics and depression don't

    exactly mix well, but this is the only thing that stopped me from driving over to the river tonight. I want to take a massive dose and trip one more time before I die. I'm sort of stuck, too, on how I can kill myself without making it look intentional. Or if I even care...? It...
    StarFox11 StarFox11 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 22

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    Why is it like that when you are kind

    and good person,then also you experience bad karma.?? I am very lonely..and as i see it..i guess being a good guy..has made me do it,now my personality has become so dull that i cant even think what to do next. I am so lonely and unloved that it had,frustrated me to a height of...
    divich420 divich420 18-21, M 3 Responses Aug 3

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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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    And I prefer to be lonely short term

    as I find it comfortable and I like the simplicity it brings to my life. Long term (years from now) I know voluntary loneliness is not a sustainable habit for going off on your own and building a career. I'm hoping I can make a smooth transition during these next few years in...
    Philonous Philonous 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 15

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    It really is my fault ,

    I had friends girlfriends every now and then lol , but I decided to smoke pot and play video games and not give a **** about anyone well a year later I'm a loner (stoner) xD i say few words and always reply with " yep , no , not sure " I'm so awkward now from how I was last year...
    Mihkowakayios Mihkowakayios 13-15, M 6 Responses Aug 5

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    Being a loner is taking it's toll on me

    physically and mentally, I don't know how to get out this deep dark hole I've put myself in.
    Doof00 Doof00 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 28

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    WXLF WXLF 22-25, M 3 Responses 4 days ago

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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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    It's not so bad, right?

    ..... right..?
    illiy illiy 16-17, F 5 Responses 30 mins ago

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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 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 feel myself getting distant from my family

    more everyday. I mean we still talk with conversations sometimes and they do have some valid points. I feel no more pleasure with the one real life I had. I don't even want to deal with her anymore. I'm sick of feeling stuck in this small town hell and feeling stuck and starting...
    ajrestless ajrestless 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 22

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    I am almost 25 years old,

    and, although I can safely say I've been a loner my entire life, but I've been having trouble coming to grips with it the last year or so. I've never had many friends, but I find my extremely small group of friends shrinking ever smaller. I've been in a relationship, but it...
    Metroid89 Metroid89 22-25, M 3 Responses Feb 23

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