I Am a Recluse

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 251 People

    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
    51-55, M
    2 Responses May 31, 2014

    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
    5 Responses Sep 7, 2011

    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
    7 Responses Jan 11, 2011

    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

    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
    18-21, F
    2 Responses May 27, 2014

    Everyone thinks I'm this sociable person

    but truth is every time I can I withdraw from the world
    Bway777 Bway777
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Mar 21, 2016


    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

    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

    I usually go to the grocery store at night 20

    minutes before closing. My house was empty and I was sooo hungry so I went at 3 p. m. I felt sooo uncomfortable. Every time I saw people in an a isle I tried to avoid it altogether. When someone had to move my cart to enter the aisle I felt my stomach jump a Lil. I kinda felt...
    BlackSheep613 BlackSheep613
    26-30, F
    Jul 12, 2015

    I wonder if the world misses me

    as much as I miss the world. Whether it does or it doesn't, life go's on without me. I know because I hear it lived loudly. My abode is an abyss that sits on a main street. I hear the mumbles of people and their wandering feet. People coming, people goings, cars passing...
    EtherealRecluse EtherealRecluse
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Oct 12, 2015

    I see the sunlight sneaking in; Dust particles

    take a ride. I dare to barely lift the curtain, keeping the darkness inside. The cars outside all look like tin, and roll by much too fast. The field is breezy, cold, and cruel; the emptiness much too vast. I see some clouds that don't see me. They float by without a care. I...
    itsaggggthang itsaggggthang
    31-35, F
    Mar 9, 2015

    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
    5 Responses Sep 2, 2009

    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

    I am a semi-recluse whom lives in semi-darkness

    and wear earplugs. Why? Because I can't tolerate sunlight. However don't feel ashamed or embarrassed. And I 'sho 'nuff ain't a vampire:-). I don't think vampires wear rosaries around their necks or do they recite rosaries as I do :-). The reasons I live the way I do is...
    HarloweRayne2014 HarloweRayne2014
    51-55, T
    2 Responses Sep 29, 2014

    I've always been a loner,

    even as a child. I was okay with it then and even more so today. I'm not an angry person but have found that most things like shopping (grocery & personal) are not fun. I get irritated very easily with people. So I try to do those things very early in the day or late at...
    deleted deleted
    Jan 16, 2016

    I love being semi-reclusive at times,

    barely seeing friends or family. It allows me to reset myself to get on with life, when life sometimes get too hectic.
    41-45, M
    May 25, 2015

    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

    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
    2 Responses Aug 18, 2012

    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
    1 Response Aug 1, 2013

    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

    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
    2 Responses Jul 27, 2011

    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
    1 Response Oct 11, 2012

    In many ways I prefer being alone.

    I go to church, except today when I'm physically ill. I also go grocery shopping every week or two. But I prefer being left alone about 90% of the time. It's a good thing I live alone, except for my pet songbird. Some people worry about me isolating, but I would rather be alone...
    depressedrecluse777 depressedrecluse777
    41-45, F
    Dec 20, 2015

    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
    2 Responses Jun 24, 2011

    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
    1 Response May 11, 2012

    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
    3 Responses Dec 1, 2013


    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
    1 Response Jun 21, 2012
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