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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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    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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    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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    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 2 days ago

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    Right Now

    i just want to be alone now, it's okay actually. gives myself sometime to think over the things... i guess i have nothing more to write.
    LovelessAdvocate LovelessAdvocate 22-25, F Jul 23, 2010

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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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    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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    TKD1 TKD1 46-50, F Feb 8

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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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    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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    Restricted Zone, Please Step Back

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    In most of my time I would

    rather spend my times alone and my mind would wander around with everything around me. I like to stay in my room for the long time before finally socializing with any other person.
    cassxandra cassxandra 22-25, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    I Like Being Alone Sometimes!!

    Well howdy Celainn :) so we meet again!! I, too, like being alone sometimes, actually I NEED to be alone sometimes BUT sometimes i fear that i have a way of chosing being alone a bit too often, and start to isolate myself from people in general ..... and then comes EP (lol) a...
    AlwaysRemembers AlwaysRemembers 41-45, F May 5, 2007

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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 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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    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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    When I'm Alone

    I like to be alone when I am a busy person. Disturbing me is not a good idea when I'm studying, reading, or working on computer. It will make me have a fit.
    dave0903 dave0903 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 4, 2010

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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 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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    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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    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 Have to Have Alone Time Or I...

    I have to have alone time or I go crazy.  When I was in rehab the worst part was the lack of privacy.  There was always someone around.  I need my quiet time to be sane.   Too much quiet time is bad as well.  It's important to strike a balance.
    ReformedAutomaton ReformedAutomaton 36-40, M 3 Responses Jun 28, 2007

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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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    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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    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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    I like being alone..."Less people, less drama" My books, music, movies, and school work keep me busy and locked away in my room all day every day. Only leaving in search of food...
    mstv1112 mstv1112 13-15, F Nov 3

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    I'm in a new school and making friends can be hard 😭 i made new friends but i don't even know if they like me 😭 i'm so lonely during lunch and i have no one to hang around...
    nimra1296 nimra1296 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    For the most part I enjoy being on my own. I'm a nurse who works on a busy neurology unit, so I get my fair share of socializing and stimulation from people at work. When I get a...
    nurseling nurseling 31-35, F 3 Responses Oct 30

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    Sometimes I crave human affection and I hate it...
    kanashimi93 kanashimi93 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 8

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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 1 day ago

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    I want to be alone with a girl that likes to be alone : )
    SoloDolo707 SoloDolo707 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 9

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    Whether it's in my bedroom or just alone in my house, not in a alley way of course. I just enjoy the presence of no one but myself & maybe my dog. I can relax & think to myself...
    Msxxv Msxxv 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 11

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    I am a loner. I have always been a loner. Dont get me wrong, i have lots of friends. Everyone loves me. I just enjoy quiet and getting lost in my thoughts. Lately i have been...
    jonboy318 jonboy318 16-17, M 1 Response Oct 23

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    Not all the time, but learning to be alone is good. There is nothing more freeing or empowering than learning to love your own company.
    TryingToLoveLifeNow TryingToLoveLifeNow 18-21, F Oct 27

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    Us loners need to stick together. Hell yes
    itsyan itsyan 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 29

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    "Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods" - Aristotle
    idontmindtherain idontmindtherain 18-21, M 4 days ago

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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 9 hrs ago

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