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I Like Being Alone Sometimes

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    To be honest, I like to spend a lot of time on my own.  It's not necessarily that I don't like the company of other people (I'll come back to this point in a moment) it's because many of my hobbies and past-times require solitude.  I don't like to have the thoughts of other...
    CrookedMan CrookedMan 46-50 Apr 15, 2011

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    Good For Your Soul.

    I heard a friend say the other day, that there is a difference between hiding, and spending time with oneself. Its true. Spending time on your own is good. Gives you space to think. Im not saying you should go lock yourself in a room alone, but take time out every now and then...
    brogan16 brogan16 18-21, F Apr 16, 2011

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    I like sitting next to tree

    and reading a book. I like laying in the grass and looking at the clouds. I like to do many things alone. I think I have a social anxiety because I never want to be around people. I just like being alone.
    Inlovewithtecher Inlovewithtecher 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 26

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    I like being alone. I just don't like being

    left alone with my thoughts. Especially if I'm feeling down.
    sara2016 sara2016 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 8

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    Sometimes I Like Being Alone

    I usually like to have time alone when I'm upset or I feel like I want to cry. I also like being alone after a long day of being hovered over or being in big crowds. Its beneficial if I just need time to think or if I'm trying to do homework. Especially if my parents are arguing...
    Smileeboo Smileeboo 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 29, 2013

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    Only Sometimes

    Usually I prefer to be around people important to me. Sometimes, I need to be alone or I will do or say things that I should not when I am around them.
    emipurple emipurple 18-21, F Nov 18, 2013

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    I Grew Up An Only Child So I&#...

    I grew up an only child so I'm used to my alone time.  Sometimes having people around is just too much.  I feel like I'm being demanded to do things or to spend my time.  It's very annoying.
    Bonjourchic Bonjourchic 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 28, 2007

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    I love reading in a quite house everyone out

    and just me and a good book,bliss
    nanny1234 nanny1234 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 8

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    All By Myseeeeeaaaaalf, Don't Wanna Be...

      A lot of the time I am the only person who understands me. So I do spend a lot of time to myself, always busy with mental projects…be it reading, writing or on this site reading and writing.  Spending time on here and putting my trains of thought onto a...
    smebro smebro 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 17, 2007

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    I have this spot in the woods

    that no one knows I like going there and being alone. Xx
    EmmaWilliamss EmmaWilliamss 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 12

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    Peace

    I just need some peace in my life sometimes. In a house with 3 other siblings the environment feels pretty negative alot. I like going to my dads house where it is just me and enjoying the peace and quiet of a house to myself. There is nothing more realxing than peace. It also...
    angeliceyes11 angeliceyes11 18-21, F May 18, 2011

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    Strange yes it is, but very true.

    I don't know how or why other then my childhood making me this way. I was alone and secluded from all family and friends for 3 years of my life. No I didn't go to jail or prison. I just decided to take a break from everyone I loved and knew. In glad I did, but I hated it because...
    Sheismybestfriend Sheismybestfriend 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 18

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    Time To Think

    When I'm alone, there's so much on my mind, it's scary. However, at the same time, it gives me a chance to be able to release my emotions, whether it be through pencil and paper, or through tears. Many disapprove of my need to be alone, but I honestly don't think they realize...
    Destati Destati 18-21, F Oct 25, 2012

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    I appreciate my alone time.

    I usually spend it with reading or watching my series.
    Gblue5 Gblue5 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 26

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    I like my little bubble I made,

    where all my favorite things are and I like being alone with them for a long time before eventually socializing
    emilylightning16 emilylightning16 22-25, F Dec 8

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    I Perfer to Be Alone Sometimes

    I am the complete opposite of my friends sometimes. One of my friend goes insane if he's alone for 5 mins. I myself, perfer to be alone. I don't like being around people sometimes because then i would have to force myself to talk to them. yes... I am a shy person but Sometimes I...
    London182 London182 16-18, F 1 Response Oct 6, 2007

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    Helps me me clear my head :) ppl are loud

    and sometimes I love to hear conversations that my own mind will speak and I won't listen so need that solitude..
    Native2014 Native2014 26-30, M Dec 30, 2013

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    It's Good to Be Alone Once In a While.

    Being alone can be great =) Being lonely, not so much. It drives me crazy when people ask me day after day to come hang out, because we all need a break from our friends and family... I think it's great that they WANT to hang out with me, I feel very lucky! But jeez, give it a...
    slowrewind slowrewind 21-25, F 1 Response May 6, 2007

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    No matter how nature built us,

    making us needing company, we are also made to discover ourselves and ponder on certain things that many times, they cannot be shared with anyone but ourselves. Thus, solitude can be refreshing and beautiful. I love writing and reading when alone, think of multiple scenarios...
    DestinyAuthor DestinyAuthor 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 13

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    Alone time is always nice(: helps me reflect on

    my life... Plus, for my job(s) I am constantly around people, I am a server and a hairstylist and they obviously both require a lot of time around people. So yes, I very much so love my alone time!! 😌
    fight2staypositive fight2staypositive 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 26

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    Me, Myself, And I

    Sometimes I like not being bothered by anybody. No friends or Fam. Just leave me be. I want to be alone with me, myself, and I.
    AwesomeAngel AwesomeAngel 22-25, F May 30, 2012

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    Me being alone sometimes feel nice.

    It feels really peaceful, although I hate it sometimes.
    deepdowninside71 deepdowninside71 13-15 Jun 7

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    Feeling Centered

    I secretly enjoy being alone sometimes in a world where people drown themselves with company for avoidance. Being alone sometimes means having time to focus and being with my thoughts. Feeling wholesome by myself and loving my own company. Whenever i'm alone at home, if i have...
    nicorley nicorley 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 23, 2007

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    I Stay In My Room A Lot.....

    Even when we have company. My mom doesn't like it and then calls me out so that I have to come out and answer her so that I am not being disrespectful to her when she is talking to me. Those times I am usually still in my pj's and have to then take a shower so that I can visit...
    violet1698 violet1698 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 21, 2012

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    I am a lady who likes her alone time,

    i love socializing, but i need my alone time every once in a while!
    wishfullthoughts wishfullthoughts 18-21, F Mar 19

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    Normally I don't usually walk alone

    though the forest part to get to my house but I did it at pure night time. It's scary though cause I hear noises in the bush and I scream and run. What if something grabs me? Now I rather walk with someone lol.
    julia2002 julia2002 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    Time For Yourself

    I admit, I love being on my own. People are different where some people crave human interaction all the time, I'm more than happy to have a few days solo. It certainly does not happen often these days, but to have a day or 2 on my own is so refreshing for me. I can eat when I...
    funguy1977 funguy1977 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 26, 2012

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    I've always enjoyed my alone time.

    Nowadays, I have more of it, not through choice particularly, but oh well. Having to socialise for long periods is getting tiring. It does come in handy when I'm anxious/depressed though. Allows me to get my head and thoughts together.
    Reallifeperson Reallifeperson 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 12

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    The Healing Power of Solitude

    as a young person i was unable to be alone for any length of time.  i felt the need to be surrounded by people every waking moment.  it made no difference who they were or if i knew them, i simply needed to be around people. it was also during this time in my life that...
    AbbyNormal AbbyNormal 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 28, 2007

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    Sometimes....

    Sometimes I wish people would just leave me alone.I like being alone and able to reflect on things, sometimes for long periods of time. Often people think, "Oh, she must be mad at me..." No, this is not the case, sometimes I just feel so overwhelmed by others that I need my own...
    Deadlynightshade5 Deadlynightshade5 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 26, 2013

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    Socialized with family

    for a day or two? Expect me to crawl under a rock for 3-6 days and spend time as alone as I can. Unless the socializing only went on for an hour. Then the effects wont be the same, probably a day or three instead.... But hours with the family for a day? I need days to recuperate...
    Raneth Raneth 16-17, F Mar 6

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    It's Fun

    Sometimes I love being alone, so I can do very crazy, weird things. Sometimes I prefer to be around people important to me, and do some crazy things around them. I love being weird and crazy. It's very entertaining.
    emipurple emipurple 18-21, F Nov 21, 2013

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    TKD1 TKD1 46-50, F Feb 8

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    All By Myself

    Sometimes I just like being left alone to my own thoughts, I was never really one of those out there type personality type people. I'm just a laid back guy that minds my own business and keeps to himself, and most of the time I prefer to be left alone because I like it that way...
    JimMorrisonRocks JimMorrisonRocks 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 29, 2013

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    People ask me if I'm seeing anyone.

    like I'm somehow flawed by being single. Honestly I can't be bothered to really look for love. Even though I might want to start a family some day and time will slowly but surely start running out. Maybe some day I'll regret not putting in the effort, but I love my home, my...
    Cojaby Cojaby 26-30, F Dec 9

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    I like being alone at times,

    especially on Friday nights for some reason i don't know why. I just love to lay in complete silence all cuddled up in my bed and just think about my entire life. Think of things I should've done, things I shouldn't have done and things yet to be done. When I'm alone I allow...
    Neshaxo Neshaxo 16-17, F May 30

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    It's nice when I'm left to my thoughts. I feel like they swirl around me like butterflies. I touch them, feel them, understand them, and then I'm at peace. Sometimes they are a...
    alric alric 16-17, F Nov 29

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    I have a pretty demanding job, young child and a partner who barely comes near me despite the effort I make. When I'm alone I feel so much better like the stress just vanishes and...
    friendlygent friendlygent 26-30, M 2 Responses Dec 8

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    I hate being home alone. I'll go out with friends and family and have a blast but in the end I'm alone in my room. sometimes it irritates me and I make a quick decision to go out...
    Spiritm Spiritm 26-30, M Nov 22

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    So being alone is something I love yet hate? I like to be alone because it'll leave me to my own thoughts, but the silent kills as well where my overthinking just jumps in. So...
    daniebravo daniebravo 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 2

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    I am so sorry about this, but I feeling very alone and sad right now. If anyone is online and sees this please help me. I don't want to go something I will regret. I am sorry.
    Scaredmonster Scaredmonster 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 30

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    Ok I have been married for almost 18 years. For much of the marriage, it has been quite Rocky and at times I suspected he was cheating. About 6 years ago I had my proof. I stayed...
    boys9292 boys9292 41-45, F Nov 20

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    I so cherish my alone time. I need it to function. I never feel more alone in this world then when I am out and surrounded by people. I feel so much better when I am alone. That's...
    wanion wanion 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Superpsycho Superpsycho 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 2

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    I really do. It gives me time to think.
    laubrown1 laubrown1 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 2

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    I am so tired of being alone. sometimes I wonder if being with someone just to be with someone is better than waiting for "the one". what if the one never comes along and I wasted...
    ballen0420 ballen0420 36-40, M 3 Responses Nov 25

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    I don't like being alone, But it's the only thing I'm familiar with, The only thing that hasn't left. I can't seem to quiet my mind, Nor ignore this uneven hollow. In this...
    shadowweep shadowweep 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 21

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    I moved to Texas 12 years ago, and rarely have I spent the holidays alone. I have traveled to see family or been with friends but I still feel alone or like I am crashing someone...
    ballen0420 ballen0420 36-40, M Dec 7

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    I had only 3 or 4 relation ships my whole life. For 98% of my life I been alone. I never liked it, Never chose it, Never thought I would not be married by now. I have always...
    Niko864 Niko864 41-45, M Nov 23

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    I enjoy company , I enjoy spending time with my family and chatting with friends , but I absolutely love being alone . I feel perfectly content spending time by myself maybe...
    Sjenka Sjenka 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 25
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