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I Am a Loner

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    coraimaal coraimaal 18-21, F 5 Responses a week 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 8 Responses Feb 11, 2014

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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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    imdifferent97 imdifferent97 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 7

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    I tend to be alone, but not always by choice,

    unfortunately. I mean, I get along with most people and people don't mind having me around, but I often inadvertently prevent myself from interacting with others. I'm just so quiet and awkward that I don't usually initiate conversation and/or get involved; I keep my distance...
    Blue707 Blue707 16-17, M 4 Responses Mar 1

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    Why do you think people look down on loners?

    I was working on some calculations in my Bio lab, and didn't realise that I was the only one working alone until the T.A. came over to check on me. Ordinarily, she doesn't even look in my direction, so it seemed strange, then I realised, and every time I looked up there was...
    theloveofmylife2 theloveofmylife2 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 28

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    And I love being one,

    there is no better friend than myself.
    MysteryAbove MysteryAbove 70+ 5 Responses Feb 27

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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 18-21, F 5 Responses Sep 6, 2014

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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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    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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    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, 2014

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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 4 Responses Feb 8, 2013

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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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    It's like I do things

    for everybody else then once I put myself first (without hurting anybody) I become too self absorbed. Is there no middle? Being self absorbed does not mean cutting the negative things/people out of your life. Sorry I'm changing for the better and you're in the exact same...
    achantal achantal 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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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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    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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    Its really hard for me to make group of friends

    especially in college..am in my third year"almost" but still am always alone it sucks cuz i like some company someone who cares
    leen94 leen94 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 15

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    Perks of being a loner?

    1) Don't have to exercise my lips (that's tiring too ya know) 2) I can dance all I want with no one watching 3) I can walk in my house naked all day everyday :D 4) A combination of 2 and 3 ^_^ Hello everyone, I'm The Lone Turtle :D
    ThatGuyEveryoneHates ThatGuyEveryoneHates 18-21, M 5 Responses Dec 8, 2014

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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 9 Responses Apr 12

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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 5 Responses Sep 6, 2014

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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, 2014

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    I'm working on being fully content to be a

    loner. The majority of time it is reasonably easy, but there's still those occasions where I envy other people hanging out with other people, which I guess is just human nature.
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Apr 3

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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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    I think I'm a loner by default.

    When enough people **** you over just enough to make you hit your breaking point becoming a loner seems like the only option until I'm ready enough to face reality again
    niceintrovertedwoman niceintrovertedwoman 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 9

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    No matter what I do, I'm alone.

    If I'm out with a giant group of friends, I just feel alone. I enjoy being in my room by myself most of the time. I often times distance myself from people.
    WhisperingGrass WhisperingGrass 16-17, F Mar 16

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    I am 18 and I've never had a best friend

    or a boyfriend. It gets really lonely not having someone close sometimes. I really thought I would've been used to it by now.
    theloveofmylife2 theloveofmylife2 18-21, F 8 Responses Feb 13

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    I just want to go home,

    i'm not from this planet. Can't understand humans anymore....
    sakkiduran sakkiduran 26-30, M Apr 9

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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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    I barely have any friends.

    .. I have 10 friends... It is kinda sad... But I'm always happy
    Lala188 Lala188 18-21, F 8 Responses May 28, 2014

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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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    These are supposed to be the best tears of my

    life, but I feel like I'm in prison
    CBlaze22 CBlaze22 18-21 1 Response Feb 17

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    I'm very independent.

    I can be selfish but I think my character of caring a little too much kick in here and there and they balance themselves out. Many thing had happened to me. Many tears and emotional roller coaster, but hey, I'm still here. Life hasn't been easy but it could've been worse. But I...
    masmelo masmelo 18-21, F 6 Responses Apr 4

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    Here's what drives me crazy: It is a

    dog-eat-dog society, yet mainstream society is at the same time relentlessly social. I have for the most part given up on people. Most people do not have my best interests in mind, and even well-meaning people can be rather annoying. I'm aware that human interaction is a...
    atpeacewithme atpeacewithme 31-35 7 Responses Feb 28

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    nomnommings nomnommings 16-17, F 4 Responses Feb 28

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    I dint like many people,

    most I find annoying and boring. When I do find someone I like, they always leave. So Ive given up on people.
    TheLoneHowl96 TheLoneHowl96 18-21, M 5 Responses Feb 28

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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

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    I was in a group of three

    but then the two started dating and no I'm alone. They were my closest friends and I trusted them but not I have no one to trust. Yes there are people around but they all scare me. I'm afraid of being hurt again.
    achantal achantal 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 8

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    Sometimes I want to be away from the noise

    and chaos. I can actually have a good time watching a movie alone. I love my family, but I love "me" time too
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 13, 2014

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    At lunch in school, I skip

    and just go to the restroom to playing games for 20 minutes. I don't have any friends to sit with and not will I ever want to sit with anyone I don't know. I am a LOSER and I embrace it. I've never kissed anyone, I've never dated anyone, I've never been cool. I am going to die...
    AnotherWasteofLife AnotherWasteofLife 16-17, M 3 Responses Feb 15

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    I'm not a loner by choice

    but by society...it's not fun when you ever day going to school being made fun of because you weak and weird and no one liked you....no one care for the loners not even the loners themselves
    Tiffany654300 Tiffany654300 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 10

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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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    jellyrolls34 jellyrolls34 18-21, F Mar 23

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    I'm a loner by choice

    and have been all my life. It took awhile, but I've seem to final understand the kind of person I've chosen to become. Use to feel lonely and depressed, but never doing anything to change my situation, because I never wanted to. I've got friends, but just a couple of close ones...
    markraytan markraytan 22-25, M 3 Responses Apr 11

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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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    epilepsy restricts you from

    so many things lately got this thing of undergoing hypnosis and past life regression but can't go why because i have epilepsy..overweight..short-heighted and to top it all i have epilepsy now...why am i in the bad books of god..don't know what i have done or suffering for...
    Isabella1994 Isabella1994 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 4

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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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