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I Am a Loner

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    I have no close friends only acquaintances.

    My family tries to get me out of the house sometimes but I just weasel my way out of it. I don't even like leaving the house unless I have to. School, errands, etc. I find it hard to relate to most people here and like I've said before I'm sick of this general area, the many...
    ajrestless ajrestless 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 20

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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 don't mind being a loner.

    I enjoyed my own company. I like to think through stuff throughly and being alone give you that opportunity. I trust myself a lot. I find it hard to expect anything out of anyone, other than yourself.
    masmelo masmelo 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 9

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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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    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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    “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

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    I am invisible, though I walk around in class

    and try to start off a conversation but now as soon as I have stopped starting the conversation myself nobody talks to me as if they can't actually see me standing. People walk away as if they don't even know me, just before getting into class nobody says hi or hey to me. though...
    pulkitkhare46 pulkitkhare46 18-21, M 3 Responses Oct 20

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    I don't really mind it most of the time,

    but sometimes, like now, I feel extremely lonely and I wish I had some friends or a gf.
    gomega98 gomega98 16-17, M 1 Response Oct 22

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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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    Camouflage Camouflage 18-21, M 2 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    Or as Aristotle would articulate,

    my natural motion is away from everyone else.
    Philonous Philonous 18-21, M Nov 2

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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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    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...
    SoulDesu SoulDesu 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 4

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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 14 Responses May 20

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    I sometimes feel as if there are two kinds of

    people in the world: me and everybody else. I'm certainly not saying that I'm smarter or better. I've always just been different in a way that I can't describe, explain, or define. I feel like an alien among other people. I am as different as if I've come from another planet. I...
    atpeacewithme atpeacewithme 31-35 3 Responses Oct 15

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    I am a true and blue loner.

    I only hang around my family members. Those are the only people that I feel truly connected with. As far as I can tell, I have always been aloof around most people. I remember this one experience in high school when I was sitting in the hallway drawing a picture for my...
    bloomingheart bloomingheart 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 2

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    can somebody please talk to me?

    i'm dying inside :( idk, maybe i deserve to suffer like this, i don't want to waste your time
    vitmark vitmark 16-17, M 6 Responses Nov 13

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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 16-17, F 5 Responses Sep 6

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    I don't really fit in with any group

    so I have grown up an outsider or a loner and have come to were IM better on my own
    luke401 luke401 16-17, M Nov 9

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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 6 Responses Sep 6

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    Fighting depression and suicidal thoughts is

    like giving birth to a dead baby over and over again. Craving for a loving friends, a warm family and acceptance I wander aimlessly in the world that does not care. I fight with a mother who cares nothing except for me to be the perfect silent daughter hidden in the shadows. I...
    nopointofsleep nopointofsleep 13-15, F Nov 14

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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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    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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    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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    some of the best times i ever had is to be

    alone and watch my favorite tv shows or a beautiful movie alone ,, igonring the world for a little while .. its like i get charged from those moments
    Camouflage Camouflage 18-21, M 20 hrs 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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    I could be surrounded by millions of people

    and still feel so alone. I think it's because no matter how hard I try to fit in I just don't. Many people have told me that the problem is that I haven't found myself yet and I listened. But after an extensive, inwardly search, I came to the conclusion that I am already myself...
    loneintrvrt loneintrvrt 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 18

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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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    i have no faith, no love,

    no friends no spouse. i am a loner. i need care. please help me.
    iseeuthrou iseeuthrou 51-55, M 3 Responses Oct 2

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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

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    Bloodwolf Bloodwolf 18-21, M 2 Responses Nov 3

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    Well my older sister started messaging me

    and fangirling about how happy she is what she had gotten to talk to her boyfriend again (more like they're not even together, they were forced to break up and the fact that they're basically Cybering bothers me.) and I'm all like..ha I'm a loner for life.
    ravenzewolf ravenzewolf 13-15, F Sep 22

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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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    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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    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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    I barely have any friends.

    .. I have 10 friends... It is kinda sad... But I'm always happy
    Lala188 Lala188 16-17, F 7 Responses May 28

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    (Here's a poem for all of you.

    ) Depression is quiet. Anyone can fall victim to it. And much like a mask, people hide it with a smile. And an "I'm fine." Nobody can detect it but yourself, because disguising it is easy. The cheerier you are, the less they'll suspect. But you can't hide it forever...
    TheShutout TheShutout 16-17, M Sep 27

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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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    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 lot of people don't believe females can be

    loners, but I am one. A lot of people think loners are psycho, weird or maladjusted, but I'm not. Therefore, a lot of people fail to realize I am a loner. I've gotten everything from "shy" to "antisocial" and "stuck-up." The one thing people never think is "she likes to be left...
    chickiebos chickiebos 31-35, F Oct 21

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    Be a loner that gives you time ,

    To search for the truth . Have holy curiosity . Make your life worth living .
    Kraverine Kraverine 18-21, M Nov 8

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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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    Pretty much have been all my life,

    didn't matter how much I tried not to be. I'd rather chill in the house then go outside and be "social" whatever that means heh. I think this is another reason why I was and still am a bit of an "outcast" but hey I'm working on being more outgoing....we'll see how this goes...
    starlight109 starlight109 13-15, F Sep 28

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    DatArcherDude DatArcherDude 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 23

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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 think that monotony is really the culprit

    for making people lonely and depressed. However, it seems that our current lifestyle is made to make our lives monotonous. It also equals boredom. I think 'to make money' is the main reason why we live in a routine. Do you think there will still be depression if one day...
    aureatea aureatea 26-30, F 4 Responses Oct 13

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    I have a natural inclination to avoid large

    crowds; I'm most tranquil, in public, when there are no or few people around me. Recently, I've been stopping and questioning myself every time I want to leave an area that has become crowded, to deliberate on the opportunity cost of constantly avoiding large groups and/or...
    Philonous Philonous 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 30

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    Currently seeking that connection on a deeper

    level with someone, and almost have it, but damn it seems that it's as far as the moon right now...
    RedMarcher RedMarcher 16-17, M Oct 23

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    MOST of the girls my age are annoying,

    so that's why I choose to be a loner.
    Jovanite Jovanite 13-15, M 2 Responses Oct 24

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    ...but, I am tired of being alone.

    I don't know how to reach out to others without scaring them away... I was abused by my mother as a child and witnessed her abusing my father, and it has left me afraid of other people. Her lies, manipulation, and mental instability led to a number of prison terms. I have...
    HollyGolightly93 HollyGolightly93 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 16

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    Just really sick and tired of how things always

    turned out in life. Everything that listed just so temporary. Learned a lot, been hurting by others, lost myself a little bit everytime, lost myself even more tried to find my way back, emotionally roller-coaster from cloud 9 and down to the deepest depression, and still trying...
    masmelo masmelo 16-17, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    But , not alone, I like to Party

    once in awhile, but, I like to be Home, I have a very Nice Condo, and I love spending time in it. I like to meet new People , and often have Friends over to visit. But, there are times when Its just nice to be alone. :-}