I Am a Misanthrope

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    I'd much rather go outside my apartment

    and see cats walking down the street than people. that would be heaven.
    lovecatsnothumans lovecatsnothumans
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Mar 8, 2016
    illiy illiy
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Feb 12, 2015

    I've searched the four comers of the earth,

    the deepest, darkest recesses of my mind [and the minds of others through trying to understand empathy (ironically)] and still for the life of me, I do not know why it's so bad, for once, for me to be selfish. what have I ever done to deserve so much goddamned heartache. I love...
    IronIvory7 IronIvory7
    Jan 9, 2016

    Misanthrope [from the greek misos= hate

    and anthropos= human]. I think people don't understand the meaning of the word "hate" anymore and how heavy it is. If you hate someone, you want to destroy them, or, in its best form, you just don't want to see them again. A misanthrope is not just someone who is antisocial or...
    ScissorhandsFingeredMe ScissorhandsFingeredMe
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Feb 19, 2016

    Wait now that i think about it.

    If Misanthropes hate everyone, then why are we on social media and this group. People are in this group. Wouldn't you avoid all social media sites like the black plague.
    DeadlyArsenic DeadlyArsenic
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Mar 7, 2016

    Hello. I can just about always rely on people

    being immediate, life-long, natural-born, insignificant, irrelevant, ephemeral enemies. They are mean, greedy, selfish heartless, cowardly, vicious, hostile, intolerant, phony, sadistic, rotten nasty creeps. Their inclination is to reject, despise, denigrate, exclude...
    silmarilion456 silmarilion456
    46-50, M
    1 Response Nov 22, 2015

    I just want to say, I think I'm going to enjoy

    all of you other misanthropes company. Finally, I found where I "belong". **** em all.
    fuqemall fuqemall
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Jan 24, 2016
    deleted deleted
    Dec 30, 2015

    Disgusting ... https://m.

    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Mar 16, 2016

    I feel like I am a misanthrope,

    I hate people (including myself) just in general, i've been getting let down over and over again by them, but not in the the way you would think. I have very idealistic views of what a person should be and the people I meet have never been the way I want them to. I, myself, am...
    FrogWillSuffice FrogWillSuffice
    26-30, M
    3 Responses Sep 21, 2015

    Betrayed and wronged in everything,

    I’ll flee this bitter world where vice is king, And seek some spot unpeopled and apart Where I’ll be free to have an honest heart. Molière, The Misanthrope
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jan 16, 2016

    Humans in general repulse me.

    It's not a lack of morals, faith, actions or what have you. It's the inconsistency in their convictions.
    MrNobodyIsHome MrNobodyIsHome
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Jul 5, 2015
    snugglybunny snugglybunny
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Jan 23, 2016

    I'm Not Sure If I'm A Full-Blown Misanthrope

    I can't stand people. I dislike them very much, border-lining hate (if I'm not there already). They always disappoint and don't do what they say they are going to do. They only care about themselves (I have yet to meet someone outside of my immediate family that gives a...
    BlankPage123456787 BlankPage123456787
    70+, F
    3 Responses Dec 31, 2011

    There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,

    There is a rapture on the lonely shore, There is society, where none intrudes, By the deep sea, and music in its roar: I love not man the less, but Nature more, From these our interviews, in which I steal From all I may be, or have been before, To mingle with the Universe...
    Jarwan Jarwan
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Mar 28, 2016


    v=XJBXjhbPW40 Not only do I like this song, but it's titled "I ******* hate people." It's perfect.
    lovecatsnothumans lovecatsnothumans
    22-25, F
    1 Response Dec 19, 2015
    goutte goutte
    26-30, F
    1 Response Feb 20, 2016

    I'm thoroughly convinced humanity is a cancer

    on the earth.... We're knowingly destroying it and consuming all of its resources for our own greed driven selfishness. We always want more and more. What we have is never enough. Unfortunately our resources are not infinite, like we, in our delusional minds, seem to think they...
    bbfeels bbfeels
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Mar 6, 2016

    I thought I would add a post to this group

    before EP goes into hibernation. Some of you here might meet people who will change your perception of humanity...but for me the damage has been done, and I am convinced beyond all doubt that I was never meant to get on with humanity. I feel increasingly at odds with...
    ItReallyDoesntMatterAnyMore ItReallyDoesntMatterAnyMore
    41-45, M
    Apr 11, 2016

    Proud Misanthrope

    I'm proud to be a misanthrope. I feel it's an enlightening, motivating, and positive state of mind. Therapy will try to convince you that it's "unhealthy" and that you should try to connect and form loving relationships with the outside world. That's because of conformity and the...
    Elle2k Elle2k
    12 Responses Dec 3, 2011

    I want to stop hating people

    so much, but it's so damn hard... I like animals better than people, they are so innocent! Yet, they are being tortured by evil humans. I cannot deal with all this evil, it makes me feel sick! I also cry a lot. I don't want to live like this :-(
    aurorapolaris aurorapolaris
    36-40, F
    Nov 9, 2015

    Im a Misanthropist

    i have been nearly forever its caused by a deep inbred cyncism. Misanthropy is a general dislike, distrust, or hatred of the human species, or a disposition to dislike and/or distrust other people. The term is also applicable to those who self-exile themselves or become loners...
    Donalh Donalh
    22-25, M
    19 Responses Mar 25, 2008

    I know this question gets asked alot within

    this group. What careers are good for Misanthropes? i dislike humans because many of them tease me. I haven't met anyone that hasn't called me unattractive.
    PeachCreme PeachCreme
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Aug 26, 2015

    I guess I realised at school I hated people.

    I had to be cunning and present myself as at least semi sociable. As I get older I despise people even more.people with their politics,their classes,their smart *** humour we destroy the planet and wipe out species. We even destroy each other with our politics and religion. The...
    Auldnick Auldnick
    41-45, M
    3 Responses Sep 22, 2015

    Grave Inscription

    My name is Brittany.Like Britney Spears,but spelt differently.I was 16 when I died on August 17,2013 to the hands of my UNLOVING ABUSIVE FAMILY. I swear this is what it will say in my future grave. I know this has nothing to do with being a Misanthropist ,but still. The thing...
    bgc162 bgc162
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Aug 17, 2013

    i am a pessimistic misanthrope i enjoy little

    things..i laugh..i feel good most people automatically assume that pessimists, misanthropes are people who just live in despair and are always negative...even paranoid about everything if there is a logic..reason, facts then sure we change our perspective, yet if a person...
    anotherclone anotherclone
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Jun 6, 2015

    How Do I Hate Thee?

    How do I hate thee? Let us count the ways. I hate thee to the limits of my soul, stretched and strained by the chaos of life with Man. I hate thee with each dawn’s false promise of a better day but bringing more evil wrought by your hands. I hate thee fully, seeing each...
    OgoNay OgoNay
    4 Responses Aug 26, 2013

    Misanthropy Is A Natural Reaction To People's Deplorable Behaviour.

    If you are an honest, decent person it's very difficult not to be a misanthrope.  For me, misanthropy was not a choice, it was a simple, natural response to the way most people are, or at least seem to be.  I've seen and experienced too much selfishness, egotism, narcissism...
    MindBodySpirit MindBodySpirit
    46-50, M
    52 Responses Sep 24, 2011

    I have tried time and time again to not be this

    way, to get along with people and like them, to like social interaction but I just can't do it. It's just not who I am and I've never been a people person. I AM good at faking that I like social interaction though. But on the inside, I just have a lot of issues and more people...
    ghostofthesun ghostofthesun
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Dec 14, 2015

    Misanthropy is the natural allergic reaction

    had by an intelligent, thinking person when confronted by a world of tribalized, reactionary proto-humans.
    Psilocybinaut Psilocybinaut
    36-40, M
    3 Responses Mar 29, 2015

    Benefits Of Misanthropy

    1. Find ways to keep yourself occupied 2. Don't have to embrace Hedonism (pleasure over pain, playful approach to life), can be invested in serious things 3. Can enjoy being friendless or having one true friend 4. Don't succumb to peer pressure or try to impress your peers 5...
    Elle2k Elle2k
    Oct 8, 2012

    I have such strong misanthropic tendencies

    that it scares me. Granted, all of my negative feelings towards others are wholly benign and not malevolent, and I thank God for at least that much. I have no desire to do evil to anyone or to hurt anyone. Nonetheless, I do have intensely negative feelings towards others...
    ghostamongyou ghostamongyou
    41-45, M
    3 Responses Sep 21, 2015

    People are selfish and don't care about you.

    Relationships of any kind are pointless because ultimately people just use you. Even the mother-child relationship is selfish. Women have children because they want to. Nobody asks kids if they want to be born. If I was asked I would say no.
    deleted deleted
    4 Responses Mar 12, 2015

    My idea of the human race: Humanity is

    disgusting. we destroy anything in our path. we destroy nature. we destroy each other. we destroy our planet, our air, our future. Humans are selfish. they only think about themselves and their problems. they are insensitive and cruel. Humans are irrational and uneducated...
    kfritz19 kfritz19
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Dec 5, 2013

    Why Humanity Disgusts Me. [wall Of Text]

    I guess should introduce myself. My ID here is Fakesmile1, but you can call me Smiles. I'm 20 years old. I grew up in a middle class suburban home. I had no tragedies growing up, and most of my family is still alive, with the exception of a few older relatives who've died of...
    Fakesmile1 Fakesmile1
    18-21, M
    4 Responses Jan 17, 2012

    Giving Up...people Just Get Worse

    I didnt used to be quite this bad. Actually, there was a time that i was considered sweet, shy, really smart. I never had a chance to be happy. Actually, i had the chance to go to college--and did for 3 years--but got deathly ill (as in organ failure) and ended up defaulting...
    magickisskiss magickisskiss
    31-35, F
    5 Responses Nov 25, 2013

    Is it possible to be realistic

    and not at least have misanthropic tendencies? I don't think so. I am a misanthrope. Humanity is disgusting. Humans in general are nothing but self serving, egotistical, attention craving, ingrates. I honestly do not believe it is possible to be realistic about humanity and not...
    IamMorbid IamMorbid
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Mar 28, 2014

    Just wanted to help my fellow misanthropes

    looking for a new group to join after EP shuts down: Come on down to this active subreddit! https://www.reddit.com/r/misanthropy/
    Skullix Skullix
    22-25, M
    Apr 18, 2016

    I want to walk outside

    and see tumble weed rolling down the street, not fake, superficial scumbags in the making. I want to see people- Women, men, kids impaled, drowned, burned. Then I want to walk outside to a lonely quiet town.
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Dec 28, 2015


    I've been a misanthrope since roughly 7 years old.  I was that odd kid down the street that was almost never seen outside, and who actively avoided playing with the other kids, usually out of a misunderstood (at the time) sense of disgust. I'm now 37, and only in the last 6...
    deleted deleted
    5 Responses Jun 22, 2009

    I have the hardest time trying to find gratitude

    for the human race, but I just don't like people. I don't like talking to them or being around them. I keep to myself and avoid most contact with people. I can go days without human interaction, but I'm happy like that. The less I'm around people the happier I am. I, however...
    lovecatsnothumans lovecatsnothumans
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Dec 8, 2015

    Life With Restraint

    For God is with those who restrain themselves, and those who do good. The Holy Quran, Sūra XVI.: Naḥl or The Bee. Section 16, 128 If ye love me, keep my commandments. The Holy Bible, John 14:15 The very...
    PaleFox PaleFox
    46-50, M
    1 Response Jul 9, 2013

    I generally get treated badly by people,

    but at least I don't have to put up with it any longer.
    ErraticSarcastic ErraticSarcastic
    31-35, F
    Dec 4, 2015

    I hate the internet for stupid ******* people

    and their annoying humor....but yet I can't get away from it.
    ghostofthesun ghostofthesun
    22-25, F
    1 Response Dec 27, 2015

    I think most people are a waste of skin.

    I love humanity but hate people, they are so damn dumb. And something I hate about people, more than anything, is this obsessive need to control others. I don't have time to waste on stupid people with their idiotic, pithy, bullshit expectations.
    Tinwqce Tinwqce
    31-35, T
    2 Responses Sep 1, 2015

    Am I Misanthropic?

    I hate people, plain and simple. I am 22-years old and, while I try to maintain a normal social life and connect with other people, I can't help but feel so detached from humanity - like I'm viewing life through a dirty lens. I look at people and all I see are pathetic, stupid...
    oxygenwaster oxygenwaster
    22-25, M
    29 Responses Jun 25, 2010
    PetiteChica PetiteChica
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Dec 28, 2015

    I Have Known It For Years

    I'm a misanthrope.  Like many misanthropes, I do not dislike EVERYBODY.  But my tendency is to dislike the vast majority of the "public."  I do not care for "aquaintances."  Aquaintances bore me to tears.  Either someone is a true...
    INeverPost INeverPost
    24 Responses Jul 25, 2009

    I Fit In, Absolutely Nowhere....

    This will be a rant, I must get it out. I grew up unconventionally, isolated, moved frequently and was mostly home schooled. My first experience in a public school in 5th grade was a nightmare, children can truly be evil, which is why I have always hated them. They are simply...
    FringeOfSociety FringeOfSociety
    41-45, M
    5 Responses May 31, 2013
    snugglybunny snugglybunny
    22-25, F
    1 Response Dec 14, 2015

    I Think I'm Starting to Loose It.

    Warning: Angry rant ahead: Know that these are just my opinions and that i merely generalize. I've become more and more disgusted with people every day that passes. Their consumerism, vanity, their need to buy big houses just so they can fill it with their useless belongings. I...
    Gilmourish Gilmourish
    27 Responses Sep 24, 2008

    In the true sense of the word Only one other

    so far anyway was a true misanthrope I hope I'm wrong I truly believe there is more of us out there but maybe not so many who are willing to admit it Where are you?
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Jun 12, 2015
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