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I Like Being Alone

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    Not Like The Others - I'm so different from everyone else. All this time, I spent every second trying to be cool and fit in but I just cant . I don't try to have "swag" and keep up...
    unknownreverie unknownreverie 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 27, 2013

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    Rather Be Alone - I'm tired of being played with. I'm tired of people lying. I'm done with all the pain I feel, I'm tired of always trying. I'm tired of trying to convince people I...
    beautifulgoodbye beautifulgoodbye 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 18, 2013

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    I find being alone creates fewer problems in life which is why I prefer it.
    ChillyWilly82 ChillyWilly82 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 13

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    I use the time to recollect my thoughts and reflect upon my day. I like to use my time to get things done or procrastinate. I love being around my family and friends just not all...
    fgarci04 fgarci04 18-21, F Mar 27

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    Being Alone Is Different From Feeling Lonely - There is a difference between being alone and feeling lonely.  A lot of people don't get this.  Some people will give me weird...
    stagename stagename 22-25, M 3 Responses Jul 24, 2011

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    Do you ever wonder why others are so baffled by the fact that you actually enjoy being on your own?...That you do it as an active choice rather than by default? Is it because in...
    orangesheet orangesheet 22-25, M 3 Responses Jan 17

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    My Hidden Truth - i really enjoy being alone...it's the only time that I don't have someone expecting something from me..I hate living my life to make others happy & content..it...
    cloudy2 cloudy2 36-40 3 Responses Sep 25, 2012

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    I dichotomous... I love to entertain people. I'm a swim coach (primarily high school kids) and love being outgoing and funny and making the kids (and parents) laugh. I have always...
    VirginneartheAtlantic VirginneartheAtlantic 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 2

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    Me, Myself & I - I like being alone. More often than most people. Not because I feel like no one likes me, or I feel unwanted or depressed. I just like the honesty. When I'm...
    GettingOverShit GettingOverShit 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 6, 2012

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    Since I Was Young - I'm just one of those people that loves being alone. I don't hate people (much), I love hanging out and being around freinds but i've always preferred being by...
    orderedchaos orderedchaos 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 16, 2013

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    There Is Me - My life has been a lonely one. Thrown into chaos from the very start, with no-one but myself to pull myself through. I came to the conclusion that we are born alone...
    Lullacus Lullacus 18-21, F 3 Responses May 9, 2013

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    If you can successfully manage to convince yourself that you’re better off alone closed off from your friends to stay up until five in the morning sobbing hysterically and self...
    AsexualMeat AsexualMeat 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 6, 2013

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    Just turning of the media, and creating my own with my instruments , screaming my thoughts , that's a life for me.
    L0nelyWanderer L0nelyWanderer 16-17, M Mar 17

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    Hello everyone, I'm quite new to this but I'm just going to start to write a story about myself. I think it's going to be quite long. And it's only one aspect of me of many- I have...
    Taurini Taurini 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 22

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    Alone :) - Around most other people I keep my thoughts to myself. I don't speak unless spoken to, and I strongly dislike random conversations with people I barely know. Though...
    pandapuzzle pandapuzzle 18-21 3 Responses May 9, 2012

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    Vaccum Help - I am old enough now to know having alone time is amazing and sometimes rare but when I was younger being alone scared me so bad.... I used to be scared ghosts or...
    innocentlover1428 innocentlover1428 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 24, 2012

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    Floating - I was married for seventeen years. Then I divorced. Over the next few years something wonderful happened, and looking back now, I can see it for what it is. I sensed a...
    bcj bcj 51-55, M 3 Responses Jun 21, 2013

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    For the past few days,I have not talked to anybody. Just withdrew myself from the constant noise around me of people talking.I feel comfortable when I am alone. Its so hard to find...
    karan002 karan002 22-25, M 2 Responses Jan 12

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    Alone But Alone - I love to be alone, but at the same time it makes me want to cry because of how lonely I realize I am. Don't get me wrong, I do have friends, but It is usually a...
    Knique96 Knique96 18-21, F Oct 7, 2013

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    Society has long become more open to the idea of older men younger women relationship. Younger women are more vibrant, more full of life and that energy can spill over onto you...
    BB0729 BB0729 31-35, F Mar 19

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    I like to be alone sometimes. I find that when I'm alone I am myself, or at least I am who I am and no one is influencing that because you know, I'm alone and all. And you have...
    birdsey birdsey 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 9

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    Being in company with no one but yourself brings you comfort. You can talk to old friends, sing and make stories with them. They give you advice on how to handle the pain, how to...
    L0nelyWanderer L0nelyWanderer 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 18

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    Alone For A While. - I'm actually trying to shut myself from the rest of world. I've deleted my facebook account, I don't answer phone calls, texts, emails, anything. I don't go to...
    smallgirlbigdreams smallgirlbigdreams 13-15, F 4 Responses Aug 16, 2013

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    Me, Myself And I - Growing up I was an only child, I dont know if that has anything to do with it. I lived with my grandparents and we didnt' live in a neighborhood, and...
    SukYoung SukYoung 26-30, F Jun 9, 2010

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    Single Senior - I have been single most of my life. I used to think there was something wrong with me because I liked it. Now that I'm older I realize that I enjoy not having...
    tinydragon10 tinydragon10 61-65, F Nov 18, 2012

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    Happy Loner - In my free time I like to go to the coffee shop and read a book, spend some time at the beach, take pictures like a professional photographer, go for a walk in the...
    tinylilsweetie tinylilsweetie 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 18, 2013

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    i find it's easier being alone then letting people in and getting hurt.
    kr1sten kr1sten 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 27, 2013

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    I Must Have Time Alone - It is absolutely necessary for me to have time alone to be happy. Time to write in my journal, meditate, think, daydream, read, do energy work, sculpt...
    datura datura 56-60, F 41 Responses Jan 16, 2008

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    It Is Freedom - Being alone makes me feel free. I can go wherever I want to without the burden of having to wait for people. I can go to the cinema and watch a movie (or movies...
    iziza iziza 26-30, M 4 Responses Jul 19, 2012

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    I'd Much Rather Be Alone. - Yes,I am one of those people. I prefer to be alone for long periods of time. I can even remember having this preference when I was like 7 years old in...
    Infowarrior76 Infowarrior76 18-21, M 3 Responses Jul 14, 2013

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    If being around people wasn't as exhausting as it is to me, I wouldn't find being alone such a reward. I'm so tired of people treating me differently (like giving no eye contact...
    syltutu syltutu 18-21, F Jan 22

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    No One Understanding - no one understands that i am actually extremely happy when i'm with myself.
    sagenaranja sagenaranja 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 23, 2010

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    I think that the ability to enjoy being alone is both a survival skill and a sign that you're maturing as a person. Friends and family can be great, but I also need my space and a...
    Fyrefox Fyrefox 56-60, M 3 Responses Mar 7

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    Don't get me wrong, I love being with people. Being with family and friends. I love being happy with them and laughing and just enjoying the company. But there are times when I...
    Vivmlqian Vivmlqian 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 27, 2013

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    Solitude Is Refreshing - I'm not saying there aren't times when I wouldn't like to be around people. I do enjoy hanging with my friends, and sometimes I do actively seek...
    xryss xryss 31-35, F 2 Responses May 22, 2008

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    I Like Being Alone - The one and only reason that I like to be alone is that I prefer not to wear any clothing at all. I am not a shy person to be seen in the nude by any means...
    huntmar huntmar 70+, M 1 Response Nov 19, 2013

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    Solitude - I enjoy being alone. To be honest, I never really used to think about it at all. However, since starting university this year I have simply had to be alone; I have had...
    Sapphire14 Sapphire14 22-25, F Aug 18, 2013

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    I feel like I need to be alone to grow as a person. I have been straightening a lot of things out in my life and feel it is best at this point. :) I've learned how to put myself...
    mrvitous26 mrvitous26 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 13

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    Sometimes - I like to have ME time. I like not having to feel the strain of wearing a mask and pretending to be happy all the time. When I'm alone I can be miserable and not worry...
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 28, 2007

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    As I've gotten older and more wise to the reality of life and the people in it, I prefer time alone, even away from my boyfriend. I know that I can rely on my self and unlike a lot...
    FadedSilhouette FadedSilhouette 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 26

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    I Love Being Alone - I love to be alone as much as possible. I work from home, and my husband is also a loner. He mostly stays in his man cave after work, playing black ops.That is...
    mSkatonic mSkatonic 31-35 4 Responses May 18, 2011

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    It's Not a Bad Thing - I am a very independent woman.  I have lived through many things in my life and to be honest as I look back on many I wonder why I am not in a loony bin...
    Grits4life Grits4life 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 15, 2008

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    This is so stupid, but I'm so tired of guys only talking to me simply with the aim of having sex with me, or starting up a relationship. Neither of which I want. I wish that if...
    fjkfkdospaps fjkfkdospaps 18-21, F Mar 25

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    Proof You Exist - So instead of bitching about how I am incapable of getting sex and probably addicted to it and going to kill myself. I decided to review on of my old...
    ForgottenMale ForgottenMale 26-30, M 2 Responses May 9, 2013

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    In All Honesty - I don't even remember when it started. I use to be the kind of person who didnt like being alone, or rather i never had to be. In school, at home, even just in my...
    kittycat101303 kittycat101303 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 6, 2011

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    With Me - I really like being alone.  I don't hate companionship or friends,  I just feel like I am completely and wholly myself when I'm with...myself.  I don't...
    SexPistols SexPistols 18-21 7 Responses Jul 3, 2010

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    Boyfriend? What is that? food???
    NefelibataAggression NefelibataAggression 18-21, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    My first ever 'grown up' holiday at 21 was a holiday alone to a folk festival... alone in the company of countless others is how I like things sometimes. Observing, enjoying the...
    decodoll decodoll 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 22

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    There are many times during my life where I've done things, gone places, spent hours, with people at times when I'd rather have not. Back during these times I think there was a...
    EnglishGentleman1984 EnglishGentleman1984 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 22

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