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I Am a Recluse

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    On Growing Up A Recluse

    When I was younger I was always quiet.  I was just in my own world.  I remember being happy and satisfied.  I would talk to people only when I knew exactly what to say.  I did not and still do not understand small talk.  It seems like a waste of time and I feel very...
    emarr1984 emarr1984 26-30, M 7 Responses Sep 7, 2011

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    Am The Recluse's Recluse

    Some people thrive in chaos. I don't. I see the human society as chaotic. They say nothing can be perfect & that.. no man is an Island but.. I'm the nearest to it & my life is perfect in my Recluse.
    Eghed Eghed 26-30, M Oct 11, 2012

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    I Suck At Life And Have No Future In Sight

    i am slowly becoming a recluse i have had 2 real friends in my life and have alienated the 2nd one a couple months ago because i just dont feel like i could be a good enough friend why do i think this? bcuz i am fat now dont get me wrong im fat but i can run jump play sports run...
    greenincognito greenincognito 18-21, M 3 Responses Oct 18, 2009

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    My First Day!

    July 27 is officially my first day of hermithood. When I grow up, I want to be like J.D. Salinger, DDL, Kubrick, and Greta Garbo. I've finished bulk shopping for an entire quarter! I won't have to shop for non-food products until the end of September. I'll only leave the house...
    peppersasen peppersasen 26-30 2 Responses Jul 27, 2011

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    I Fail To See Why This Bothers Others

    I prefer to be alone , I don't do socialising well at all and have gotten worse at it over the years . I panic at the thought of being around others which true can make life harder but does this make me a bad person ?I think that social people just don't get us so they like to...
    Smackhead Smackhead 70+, F Apr 30, 2013

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    My Experience As A Recluse

    Been a Recluse for who knows how long. Started because of a once-in-a-lifetime exam I took, passed, but didn't comply/continued, every people especially my relatives I see always has that look of pity in their eyes and others even shoved that failure in my face and I'm sick of it...
    randomrecluse randomrecluse 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 27, 2013

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    Most Of My Teens And Twenties

    I lived as a recluse and fearful of society, I was abused and abused and abused. I felt I could trust no one- and each time I did trust someone I was abused again.
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals 36-40, F Apr 16, 2011

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    And Its Hurting My Potential To Actually Have A Life

    I'm an extreme introvert, but not a hermit. Hermits live in the wilderness. I like my A/C. I remember being introverted as far as first grade. I remember playing with other kids when forced to, or playing by myself. One day, during play time, a child therapist observed our...
    RitaRee RitaRee 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 24, 2011

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    I haven't got out of the house in 3 days,

    and it's the way I like it. Please stop criticizing me...
    Lifesuckssmusichelps Lifesuckssmusichelps 13-15, F 3 Responses May 27

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    I Guess I Am...

    I don't need a lot of social interaction, so my lonely life doesn't hurt usually. I can go weeks or even months without really talking to anyone. But sometimes it hits me suddenly that there's no one around anymore. I mean, I live with my mother so naturally, I open my mouth a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 1, 2013

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    I've always been a loner

    and the older I get the more reclusive I am becoming. In public places I am painfully shy and self-conscious, my doctor told me I suffer from social agoraphobia. I go to work as a self-employed gardener,where most of my customers like me because they say I'm polite and quiet, so...
    sdh1 sdh1 46-50, M May 31

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    i have barely left my house

    since New Year's . It been 3 months now . i thought it was maybe this place . i realized though, it isn't . it's all over the world . i have been looking to move to another country . then something opened my eyes. which i will not share here . i realized . what my...
    Chulazon Chulazon 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 1

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    I Wanted To Be One

    If I lived alone, I be a real recluse. I lived alone 5 years and only went out to work and did grocery shopping. I'd buy enough for a month so I wouldn't have to go back out for a while. I've always been a loner, especially since my teen years when I realized ppl didn't...
    donnaru donnaru 66-70, F May 11, 2012

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    Alaska

    im different then the rest! i dont stereotype anyone and i dont put on any fronts or showy displays of myself! i realize that not everyone will like me for who i am and thats okay! i dont get offended easily but i get annoyed! *rolls eyes* some people are really annoying! i dont...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 21, 2012

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    Recluse-ish

    i was a recluse for a time ... actually, off and on for quite awhile and was on longer than not.  i'm not at the present, but i want to be. i live in a house with relatives ( wife's ), but i so long to be by myself.  i don't like idiots; i don't like confusion; i...
    13mikael 13mikael 56-60, M 3 Responses Apr 11, 2010

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    I Am A True Recluse

    The earlier part of my life was so totally different. extrovert, out all the time. Tons of money and tons of everything. Then thru a strange turn of events things changed and I changed, swapping my mansion in London for a studio in the easternmediteranean island of Cyprus and Ive...
    princessfairyqueen princessfairyqueen 51-55 1 Response Aug 18, 2012

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    Am The Recluse's Recluse

    Some people thrive in chaos. I don't. I see the human society as chaotic. They say nothing can be perfect & that.. no man is an Island but.. I'm the nearest to it & my life is perfect in my Recluse.
    Eghed Eghed 26-30, M Oct 11, 2012

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    A Recluse Of The Highest Kind !

    when i say i am a recluse well i guess its not out of choice .....am not sure my life could get much worse ......i guess i feel trapped ...and my behaviours are somewhat alarming even to myself........the downward spiral i have been on is like a helter skelter .........but its a...
    psychicprayer psychicprayer 36-40 1 Response Dec 1, 2013

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    I use to not be so "to myself".

    As I've gotten older, it seems that staying away from people has become a hard habit to break. I am naturally quiet anyway but being around most people makes me even more uncomfortable these days. It seems that the only outlet I have is the internet and sites like EP. where I...
    missourimule63 missourimule63 46-50 1 Response Dec 25, 2013

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    I Want to Be a Recluse

     I´m not a recluse, but I would like to be. Because I know that I am very boring and narcissistic. I don´t think people enjoy my company. I would like to be by myself all the time and not have to worry about other people and their reactions to me. Does...
    Gladyz Gladyz 22-25, F 4 Responses Sep 2, 2009

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    No Jedi Mind Tricks

    Yes, I am a recluse and here is my story. First of all, hello group and to anyone else out there in cyberspace who just so happen to be reading this. Before I begin I would like to thank you very much for your time, even though some of you might get bored and quit reading part...
    shycaress shycaress 36-40 6 Responses Jan 11, 2011

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    I have, of course, always known this but as of two minutes ago when I put myself down as a 'maybe' at an old friend's wedding invitation, it kind of hit home. I really avoid any...
    pretender2687 pretender2687 26-30, M 4 days ago

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    i feel I can get myself together just when I am on my own. :( Letting people in my life often drags me down...and being a loner drags me down itself. I cant find the right balance...
    rockstin87 rockstin87 26-30, M Jul 24

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    All my life I have lived in fear of social rejection. My family immigrated to the U.S. when I was 6 and I could not speak a word of English. I was sent to live with my aunt who...
    MNRR MNRR 36-40 1 Response Jul 27

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    You ever notice how clear things are when you give others advice? It's all black and white, clean cut...However, when you start contemplating your own circumstances and solutions...
    SupernovaxGirl SupernovaxGirl 26-30 2 Responses Aug 5

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    My parents are giving me a hard time. They accuse me of being a recluse, saying I never come out of my room except to eat and go to the bathroom. They try to convince me that they...
    aew11 aew11 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 8

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    I guess this is a very INTP thing to do, but I thought I'd try to list all of the "You know you're an INTP when..." lines off http://thatintp.tumblr.com reproduced here with typoes...
    Faust76 Faust76 36-40, M Aug 8

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    So today I need to write about something that makes me laugh. I used to laugh on the inside, however, now I let out a nice audible laugh whenever I hear people tell me it. It...
    ForgottenMale ForgottenMale 26-30, M Aug 10

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    Shutting down I swallow my voice, so it won't interrupt my thoughts. Then pull on my invisibility cloak Becoming a temporary recluse Quiet and thoughtful Seeking the switch to...
    TreasureofT TreasureofT 36-40, F Aug 10

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    My father has never supported who I was or what I have ever wanted to be, for example as a kid I had long hair because it was cool at the time. He forced me to cut it which brought...
    lonebotanist lonebotanist 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 12

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    Is that red...or magenta? It surprises me when I realize that it has been more than six weeks since I have been more than 1500 feet away from the front gate. I wish that I could...
    BlueTortoise BlueTortoise 61-65, F 1 Response Aug 14

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    I cannot explain the depths I go to, to be alone. Whenever I go out with friends that I don't see often, I automatically want to leave. It is just not fun to me. I love it when...
    ISellCrackForTheCIA ISellCrackForTheCIA 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I need people the way alcoholics need alcohol It's taken me a long time to come to that understanding, but it's the truth. The BPD side of me craves validation and attention with...
    AnxietyReactor AnxietyReactor 36-40, M 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    Lonely life in highschool (Popularity and crave of belonging): Hey everyone. My name is Corrine and I was in 9th grade for the school year 2013-2014. Life was hard for me during...
    RynCori RynCori 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    Pharrell-Williams-Happy-2013-1200x1200 I believe that the secret to happiness is looking within. I received some advice from an old friend once that said, “You can’t ask...
    enriqueclasico enriqueclasico 26-30, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I always reply. No matter how rude or nastythe message is. If i don't want to talk to that person, I'll say it. Would you ignore someone in real life and just walk right past them...
    TheLongestFrickinUsernameOnEp TheLongestFrickinUsernameOnEp 18-21, M 4 Responses 2 days ago

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