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I Am a Loner

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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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    Most of my daily functions are done alone.

    Even though I go to a school filled with people and have a very loving and supporting family, I eat, sleep, work out, and spend a lot of time in my room alone, all by choice. Don't get me wrong; I'm extremely eager to make friends and I try, but one of the problems is that most...
    JustAnotherHuman34 JustAnotherHuman34 18-21, M Mar 20

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    neverthoughtiwould neverthoughtiwould 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    pamperedben pamperedben 13-15, M 11 Responses 5 days ago

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    kashish0077 kashish0077 31-35, F Apr 10

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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 11 Responses Jan 25, 2012

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    But i don't want to be!

    It is not like i don't have friends, but i feel like they are not the right friends for me. We don't have many things in common and when we go out we usually end up drinking. I feel like they don't really care too much about me even if they are asking me about things....I want...
    Marqta Marqta 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 9

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    I believe I am a loner,

    but the kind of person who makes it that way. According to other people when I tell them I don't have many friends. They always tell me it's my fault. I do try, but I also have trust issues. I always get ahead of myself when I enter any new kind of realtionship. Filled with hope...
    UglyGhostGirl UglyGhostGirl 22-25, F 5 Responses Apr 12

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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 Unique Type Of Loner

    I have thought a lot about loner issues in the past few years. I have met and interacted with many loners through this site, but I have never met anyone quite like me. Most loners say they dislike group activities and prefer one-on-one interactions with people. For me, one-on...
    atpeacewithme atpeacewithme 26-30 3 Responses Aug 30, 2013

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    I have always been a loner,

    going my own way regardless of what other people do or think; but I have come to believe this is not always a good thing. Human beings are social animals and much of who we are and how healthy we are is determined by how much and how well we interact with other people. To...
    Qataram Qataram 36-40, M 1 Response Apr 6

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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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    Well this whole app is kind of weird

    but here goes. I feel like a loner for the following reasons. I'm the kind of guy who gets told he never shows Emotion, or never has facial expressions. I've also been told I really calm people down. Basically, people tell me I am a boring person to be around without having to...
    justsomeguy123444 justsomeguy123444 22-25, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Friendship

    i am for sure a loner by choice. i dont really like a lot of kids my age. im a lot more mature then them. therefore i have many fake relationships in real life. a big reason why i wanted to join EP was because i wanted to meet mature, older people... i have failed to find anyone...
    kylekilla1 kylekilla1 18-21, M 17 Responses May 10, 2013

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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 a loner, I've been a loner ever

    since I was born. Alone , that's me and I will always be alone.
    KrystalKelly KrystalKelly 36-40, F 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    I have like no friends at all .

    I just work and come home .
    fearfultofearless fearfultofearless 22-25, F 5 Responses Apr 6

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    13 Years Loner

    I been a loner since I was 11 and I am 25 now. I never had a boyfriend and don't have any close friends to hang out with. Throughout the years, I had to learn how to live without friends. I was always bullied and constantly rejected from peers so I decided to entertain myself...
    peacefullover peacefullover 22-25, F 5 Responses Nov 22, 2013

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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 22 Responses Jul 12, 2010

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    I saw this girl down by the pool

    and she was absolutely beautiful and I really liked her I don't know how she felt about me it might be good that I didn't talk to her because I'm on vacation and I wouldn't get attached but still I probably won't see her again and I can't get her out of my mind it really hurts I...
    scott7656 scott7656 13-15, M 1 Response Apr 6

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    It's more like I feel alone

    than I am alone. I don't really have "actual" friends. I'm always around my peers. We've been with each other for years but they're still just people who have to the same job that I have. We don't hang out at all. I spend the majority of my free time at home doing nothing but...
    bethepea bethepea 16-17, F Apr 6

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    The Power of Solitude “I never found the

    companion that was so companionable as solitude. We are for the most part more lonely when we go abroad among men than when we stay in our chambers.” ~Henry David Thoreau You don’t need to be a monk to find solitude, or do you need to be a hermit to enjoy it. Solitude is a...
    Narixel Narixel 18-21, M 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    Not the brooding kind

    but more of the lovable eccentric kind.
    Arcadeus Arcadeus 16-17, M Apr 6

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    lonleylovers lonleylovers 18-21, F Apr 6

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    I don't like being around alot of people I

    don't call my dad very much or my mom nor my two sisters and son I love them but just can't bring myself to do it I have some friends but I rather talk on the phone with them and often make up excuses when they want to hang out I really don't like this about me wish I was...
    jonjon49 jonjon49 46-50, M 11 hrs ago

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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 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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    Not intentionally, but being a Traumatic Brain

    Injury, survivor=mostly uncomfortable former social cliques:@(((
    taiterz taiterz 26-30, M Apr 6

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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 16 Responses Aug 12, 2011

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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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    Always Was

    I don't hang around with anyone except on certain occasions or just when I feel like being around other people. Most of the time, I don't feel like it. I do have friends, I think. Friends would be those people who have helped out when life was ****, right? Then, yeah, I have...
    ItWorkedInTheory ItWorkedInTheory 70+, F 1 Response Mar 20, 2013

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    well I'am,I find it really hard to make friends

    cause I get so shy around people.I have never had a boy friend....I'm a loner.I will prob stay single for a long time cause it is so hard to talk to cute guys.I also tend to push people away without meaning to cause people think I'm stuck up and rude but I'm not I'm just bashful...
    shygirlaquamarine shygirlaquamarine 13-15, F 4 Responses Mar 31

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    I'm young, lonely and depressed.

    I feel as if my existence is filled with all the right things...a good education, my dream job, a beautiful apartment in London. But my days still feel hollow and lifeless. I'm socially awkward and apart from a few friends and my parents who live far away, I have nobody. More...
    GirlinIsolation GirlinIsolation 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 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'm a massive loner..

    I'd prefer to have friends older than me also because well.. All my 'fiends' are immature and I can't stand most of them.
    ImChelsea ImChelsea 16-17, F 5 Responses Apr 7

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    Currently eating lunch in my teachers classroom.

    ..and she's not here yet. Yay.
    amandavynes amandavynes 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 26

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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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    Ever since this girl first walked into our

    school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my mind I was thinking "you know what, I'm gonna try to talk to her, I need to man up, I need to know how to talk to a girl and here's my first...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 6

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    Everytime I find someone to whom I really

    connect with, ends up leaving... Why does this always happen? it's has happen at least five times. I'm getting tired of it, I am not getting attached to someone anymore, because in the end, they always end up leaving me, or vise versa...
    jeidy jeidy 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 9

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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 2 Responses Mar 31

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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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    kashish0077 kashish0077 31-35, F Apr 10

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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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    I never like to talk,

    people think I am a freak at first. When I am in Primary and Secondary school I only have one single and only real friend that had been with me since I was Primary One. I dislike talking without reasons as I thought that it was stupid, chatting about useless things and all that...
    Neunte Neunte 18-21, F 1 day ago

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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 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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    Best way to sum up my social?

    Today, a girl I used to be very close with in high school texted me saying she was coming to my city to visit another friend with her husband. Her husbands friend has just got a new apartment so they drove down on a whim to see it & she said she would drop by when they were done...
    blisster blisster 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 6

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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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    (Loner Days, I Miss You) So my middle school

    years, i was a loner. I went to the library every lunch break to do homework and not deal with anyone, but books and homework. Got good grades with all of that. Then my freshman year, i grew out of it and made many friends. To be honest, i'm overwhelmed by it. I hate it a lot...
    Dapperness Dapperness 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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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 4 Responses Feb 11

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    The Golden Gloaming

    I feel other peoples energy, profoundly. I wilt swiftly and quickly grow exhausted at any social gathering. I avoid crowds like the plague for this reason. In MY skin, in MY reality, emotions, especially those trapped within the confines of walls, are always running wild...
    hillbillycrone hillbillycrone 51-55, F 10 Responses Jul 24, 2011

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    Naturally.

    I wasn't planning on writing an entry for this group, but I received a comment here that I felt was in need of a reply. It said something along the lines of, "Stop choosing to be a loner." I don't think that characteristically social people often realize that being a loner...
    OblitusAuri OblitusAuri 18-21, F 5 Responses May 15, 2011

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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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    Loner Does Not Mean Lonely

    I am a Loner much of the time. I have a 3 very good friends that I can call at any time day or night and they would be there for me. However, after saying that I enjoy being alone most of the time. I don't socialize unless I am almost forced to. I find most social gatherings...
    inkednative inkednative 46-50, F 5 Responses Jun 13, 2012

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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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    Currently trying my hardest to hold back my

    tears until after school. Ever since me and my boyfriend broke up, I have been scrambling around, trying to find a permanent place to sit at during lunch.for right now, I am between sitting in my teachers class & talking to her & talking to one of my friends in the cafeteria...
    amandavynes amandavynes 13-15, F Mar 26

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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 12 Responses Jul 10, 2012

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