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I Am a Loner

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    And it's ok to be a loner.

    Not everyone is alike and everyone doesn't need special social skills or to fit in. I like being alone. I find the more people im around or whenever I let to many people into my "proverbial" circle...all hell breaks loose. It's good to be alone.
    myreality1 myreality1 36-40, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I'm perfectly capable of being social.

    I love to go out and have fun, but there are those days when all I want to do is hide in a small room and just think.
    Alessadae Alessadae 18-21 1 Response Dec 23, 2015

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    I just realized that I dont really have any

    close friends.. I have friends but I hardly talk to them and I have a few online but we usaully stop talking. I can make friends easily and enjoy talking/being with them but they never last long. At times i feel sad that I dont have any but at the same time I feel proud because...
    58maria85 58maria85 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 14

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    and I am about sick of being alone.

    I drove home slow today. Walking into an empty house yields only the echos of my own footsteps. The cackles of my kids that once filled the room, are but a memory filling the silence of my mind.
    deadpoetzombiedude deadpoetzombiedude 41-45, M 3 Responses Jan 21

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    Who Has Seen The Wind?

    Who has seen the wind? Neither you nor I. You see now, it's invisible; to the naked eye. Who has seen the wind? It hides but shows it's there. Seek guidance from the sky- and watch the clouds pass by. Take a look up at the tree tops and see the leaves, they flow. Look down...
    zainshah1 zainshah1 26-30, M Dec 10, 2015

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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 not a people person,

    nor do I like people. I like being around close family in bursts but not others. I prefer to be alone. I love cats, in whom I'm very close to. I can sleep with my cat beside me and feel completely comfortable. For people, I'll respect them and be polite, but I don't want to be...
    lovecatsnothumans lovecatsnothumans 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 14

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    My favorite thing to do is think

    and be alone, which is not to say I don't sometimes also enjoy and need companionship with others or that I am not sociable or charming (I am usually).
    shannonymous shannonymous 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 13, 2015

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    I prefer it that way,

    you cant get hurt in any way its always been hard for me making friends so why go through the stress and indignation of it all!
    wolfy35 wolfy35 31-35, M 3 Responses 3 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. :/
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Jun 8, 2015

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    ayiraartistf ayiraartistf 22-25, F 6 Responses Jan 29, 2015

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    CyanideY CyanideY 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 15

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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, 2015

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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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    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...
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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, 2015

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    To be with you, that'd be lovely.

    But, to be alone in the dark with the music going, well that's even better.
    chaekowski chaekowski 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 4, 2015

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    thatnobody21 thatnobody21 18-21, F 5 Responses Nov 15, 2015

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    I'm a loner in the sense

    that I don't have any friends or family. I have 4 kids but I'm estranged from the wider family & my ex husband. I hated my life with them around & people think being a loner is lonely but it isn't. It just means you don't have to deal with conditional love.
    selina1986 selina1986 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 17

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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 my entire life.

    From childhood, through adulthood - though I do have (and have had) a handful of friends. I don't make new friends on my own easily, if at all. I definitely cherish (and am grateful for) the few, close friends that I do have. -They have helped me so much, & are such amazing...
    carriewolf12 carriewolf12 26-30, T Jan 23

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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, 2015

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    I am a loner, I need no friends

    or family members. I live by the saying "your born alone you die alone "
    RagingWhirlwind RagingWhirlwind 22-25, F 10 Responses Sep 15, 2015

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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, 2015

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    In my chaotic lonelines there is no place

    for liars fakes jealousy hypocrisy selfishness or any wrong filthy thing only the absolute beauty of chaos THIS IS THE REAL WORLD OF THE ONLY REAL ONE KING FROM THE GREY ANGELS WITH NO RULES NO SUPERIORS NO LIMITS NO ADJUSTMENTS JUST BE THE ONE WHO I WANNA BE AS A RE-BORN...
    Egolikeme69 Egolikeme69 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 21

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    It's who I am. No matter how many times I try

    to be outgoing and make a lot of friends. Deep down I enjoy being around very few people if not just myself. I have ALWAYS been a loner and it's helped me be successful in school and be myself. I've never been one to follow a crowd or try and be someone I am not.
    IllusionaryGentleman39 IllusionaryGentleman39 18-21, M 4 Responses Mar 9, 2015

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    Tonight, I'm thinking: My bedroom,

    my awesomeness bed, candles, spaghetti and watching The Lord of The Rings. Oh, and fortune cookies for dessert! The Life and Times of A Loner.
    Salute2MyFlaws Salute2MyFlaws 22-25, F 13 Responses Oct 17, 2015

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    Hello friend. I miss you far more

    than you can imagine. Do you miss me too? I wonder who you remember me as. That person? That friend? As a best friend by any chance? Cuz that's who we were supposed to be. High priority for eachother. I'm sorry for who I am I'm sorry for being logical. I'm sorry for having an...
    stabbedtoceasersalad stabbedtoceasersalad 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 9, 2015

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    So while my roomates are out being little

    social extrovert butterflies ( rolling my eyes ) I have the whole place to myself, and I just cooked me up a fat, awesome Brazilian burger that I'm going to enjoy with a 72 inch flat screen TV all to myself and chop it up with some of you awesome EP people! This is the life...
    Salute2MyFlaws Salute2MyFlaws 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 15, 2015

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    I am I a messed up situation I know something

    about someone that's close to me be I want to ask them about it for it's gotta probably hurt their pride but i need to know the truth I've hinted around the subject for even got to the point I really don't know how to ask it I don't know what to do do I continue to act like it...
    QueenBri1 QueenBri1 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 20

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    I always feel like I annoy people

    so I usually stay to myself and don't bother others. A lot of things I say get taken the wrong way and I'm missunderstood. I should stop talking. :(
    saraslife saraslife 26-30, F 5 Responses Dec 23, 2015

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    Don't get why people say it's a choice.

    In most cases, it's not.
    CyanideY CyanideY 13-15, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Honestly, I've never "fit in" anywhere.

    However, I'm no longer apologetic about my lack of a social circle. I'm intelligent, decent, and my family understands me. At this point, that's good enough.
    PassiveActivist PassiveActivist 70+, F 7 Responses Jan 12

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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, 2015

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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 barely have any friends.

    .. I have 10 friends... It is kinda sad... But I'm always happy
    Lala188 Lala188 18-21, F 9 Responses May 28, 2014

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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 21 Responses Aug 12, 2011

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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 4 Responses Jun 9, 2015

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    I feel so out of place,

    everywhere I go. I'm always that person left out or just there. It's like I don't belong. Today I went to go watch avengers with my friends and it was 5 of us. 2 of my friends sat together, and the other 2 sat together, and me? I was in the middle like alone. Like I enjoyed the...
    PreparedForHell PreparedForHell 18-21, M 3 Responses May 4, 2015

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    paulosgood paulosgood 36-40, M 2 Responses Jan 16

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    Just up bored looking at the posts on here.

    I'm usually a loner now and as recently as last year I felt like I'd never find a true friend because there's just not many trustworthy people left in the world and most people are selfish. But I actually found one that's been here for me while it's been hard and I really needed...
    TedInstead TedInstead 22-25, M Jan 13

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    I'm always alone and I always drive people away

    no matter how hard I try to not do it. I always end up alone and it ******* sucks.
    keelay9947 keelay9947 18-21, M 2 Responses Dec 9, 2015