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I Am a Loner

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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 enjoy sitting in my room

    and writing, reading, or listening to music by myself. My mother constantly worries about me because she thinks I am depressed or I don't love my family, but I really just like to be alone. Plus, I am not good at socializing I freak out when I have to talk to someone new. Even...
    MARAVELOUS MARAVELOUS 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I've always been a loner.

    I think that's just the way I am and no amount of trying to be different will ever change the real me. I've tried to be outgoing and socialize but I'm not being true to myself. I have a few friends, I love them and I respect them. They also know that I like my own space and do...
    AnAngelSmile AnAngelSmile 36-40, F 8 Responses Mar 10

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    violet1698 violet1698 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 1

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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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    I'm just starting to realize

    that I'm a loner. I want to just pick up and leave, move out and live all alone in a small little apartment with my dog. Of course I want to be married one day, but the chances of finding someone I can actually respect and trust feels rather small. I just want to live in my head...
    fantasyxo fantasyxo 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 24

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    I barely have any friends.

    .. I have 10 friends... It is kinda sad... But I'm always happy
    Lala188 Lala188 18-21, F 7 Responses May 28, 2014

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    Disclaimer: This is all opinion.

    Take it with a grain of salt. _____________________________ I spend lots of time in the forests alone, or just anywhere. I find it hard to change.. I like people, but I'm always alone. It's odd, a choice. I used to think being a loner was cool. But I wasn't one at that time...
    ecofox ecofox 22-25, M 4 Responses May 13

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    Period. I really am. Some people may not

    understand, and I guess they mean well with all the advice to go out more - but to me, they are just like birds attempting to advise a fish to leave that cold water and try flying for once. We are simply too different... I've always enjoyed doing things on my own. And I really...
    AndSto AndSto 26-30, M 5 Responses Jun 26

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    ImJustANobody ImJustANobody 26-30, M 4 Responses Jun 27

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    Loner For Life, Proud And With No Regrets

    Right now I am in the middle of a vacation from my job, 26 straight days off with pay.  What is the best part of this, besides free money of course? The fact that I can spend many days hibernating at home, not having to lay eyes on any human being. Yes, I am a loner, it may...
    deepintheheart deepintheheart 41-45, M 20 Responses Aug 12, 2011

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    you might as well say I'm a Lonerr

    as well because ppl only want to hit you up when it's best convient for them. you call and ask for advice and they wind up talking about themselves I just give up on people especially these fake *** friends and rather keep to myself. any problems I have I will talk to God and...
    Sharnice2017 Sharnice2017 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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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 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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    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, 2014

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    its soooo much fun i dont have to deal with

    drama and other stuff that doesnt help me get my college degree faster
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Jun 3

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    I'm a social vegan, I avoid meet.

    So HA! *Goes and listens to Motley Crew*
    TrippingKitty TrippingKitty 26-30 2 Responses May 30

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    It's strange, I've moved to another country

    recently and I'm really having trouble meeting new friends. I've signed up for internations and other such sites and I've been to several events, however I can't seen to force myself to open up to people. It's like I start off good, get a conversation going, but as soon as I...
    MulanLabe MulanLabe 18-21, M 3 Responses Jul 13

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    ayiraartistf ayiraartistf 22-25, F 7 Responses Jan 29

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    i feel like an alien.

    i don't feel like i connect well with others. i don't feel like others connect with me. i don't feel like other people see the world i see. and i'd rather sit alone with my vision, than let it go to join the mass.
    chaekowski chaekowski 26-30, M 5 Responses Apr 30

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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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    I have very little or no friends in real life

    circles. Most are just acquaintances. I am a loner. I Walk alone, eat alone, have fun times alone. And this situation is beyond my control. It has come to be a natural occurrence. I seem to have this invincible wall around me. It seems I built it gradually, brick by brick, over...
    Significant Significant 26-30, F 13 Responses Apr 12

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    I just want to be left alone 24 hours a day.

    I don't have to deal with anyone else's bullshit nor rely on anyone. I've done everything on my own for 17 years, now leave me the **** alone for 17 more.
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 1 Response May 30

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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 1 Response Sep 11, 2014

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    I don't have friends really.

    .I have a lot of acquaintances. When people say they "struggle to make friends" I'd like to say it was the same for me but truly I've created my friendless zone. Friends hurt you..friends take work and drain you emotionally. I'm not much good at it to be honest. Far better to...
    GalateaSpheres GalateaSpheres 36-40, F 10 Responses Jun 11

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    nrogel nrogel 22-25, M Jul 27

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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...
    TheLonelySoul12 TheLonelySoul12 18-21, M Mar 4, 2014

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    It's so hard to relate to people,

    I wish I had friends..😔
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses May 15

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    touchtorelax touchtorelax 16-17, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    i maybe a loner but not lonely just love to

    spend quality time with myself...sound weird but that's who I AM.
    alx99 alx99 36-40, F 6 Responses Jun 9

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    If i register myself

    as an organ donor will somebody come for my heart? :)
    JennaRee JennaRee 13-15, F 17 Responses Jul 1

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    I have no friends or

    even family everybody hates me for no reason I hate my life sometimes I just wanna give up on life.
    Jme103 Jme103 18-21, F 7 Responses Jul 9

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    Its been 4 or 5 years

    since ive had a girlfriend i have a younger brother that has a girlfriend and most of my friends to and i give the girls that i like hints that i like them and i dont know how to ask people out well i do butt my brains says know i just think to much about it and i dont know how...
    dman380 dman380 13-15, M Jun 1

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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 31 Responses Jul 9, 2007

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    Averageguy41011 Averageguy41011 41-45, M 6 Responses Jul 27

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    I don't go to church,

    or drink, or get high, and I'm not straight edge. Everyone I know is involved in at least one of those. I don't fit in anywhere. Can't I just find people to hang out with that don't feel the need to pray or take mind altering substances or play crappy edge rock?
    insomniacmayhem insomniacmayhem 26-30, M 2 days ago

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    I feel more comfortable to spend most the time

    alone, I like people but it gets tiring after awhile. :/
    SunsetOvercast SunsetOvercast 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 8

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    i love being a loner.

    my family dont understand, like when I want to go to the store or some place, they will say can I go with you? its like no i want to be alone.
    penpalwriter penpalwriter 41-45, F 2 Responses Jun 10

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    Last night, I jumped in my car,

    and just drove around. I went to a random apartment complex, and having to drive slow over the little speed bump things, I was able to take a glance inside people's apt windows that they had open. Some people were cooking, some were watching tv, and one lady was mopping the crap...
    Salute2MyFlaws Salute2MyFlaws 18-21, F 9 Responses May 13

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    by choice.i am really quiet

    and dont enjoy the company of other people.i am also aloof.i am happy that everyone has stopped talking to me.
    waitformesenpai waitformesenpai 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    These last few months has made me EXTRA proud

    to be a loner, and the farther I can get away from everyone the better I'll be. I have NEVER in my young life witness so many WEAK PEOPLE! People scared to open their mouths, always wants to be depressed. Rather be a follower than a leader. Don't know how to stand up to...
    Salute2MyFlaws Salute2MyFlaws 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 4

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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, 2014

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    I've gone to school everyday

    for 12 years.. And I've been no one.. Just a loner.. Just someone that's broken. Unable to be put back together with glue or tape. I feel useless because no one loves me.. I come home and everyone ignores me and treats me like ****... I've never felt real love.. No ones really...
    JustThatTypicalWhiteGirl JustThatTypicalWhiteGirl 18-21, F 9 Responses Jul 6

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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 be alone,inside my room playing

    guitar,drawing or reading books that i like to read....and not talking to someone else just i love to be alone
    redre22 redre22 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I honestly don't like to talk to people

    who aren't close friends, and I the amount of close friends I have, I can count with only both of my hands. A lot of my acquaintances happen to be a bunch of immature, stuck-up, ignorant and selfish jerks. They judge me for the littlest things about me, like preferring old...
    TheGuyWithChocolatePie TheGuyWithChocolatePie 13-15, M 2 Responses Jun 18

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