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I Like Being Alone

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    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 second guess, feel embarrassed or inadequate.  I simply am.   Thank whoever invented walls and doors...
    SexPistols SexPistols 18-21 7 Responses Jul 3, 2010

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    I love people, don't get me wrong I am a total

    people person. But I also like myself and hanging out with just me is so important. You get to watch your dumb shows and be quiet and just think. It always seems that people who can't be alone are the most dependant of people. I pride myself of not needing people but wanting...
    GeekGirl92 GeekGirl92 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    When I'm out with my friends I'll just think

    about how great it's going to be when I get home and I can finally just shut my door for the night and just be alone with my thoughts lol
    ZacharyGray19 ZacharyGray19 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 9

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    I like being alone because being around people

    for too long or being around too many people is too much stimulation and it just ends of making me depressed .. also I notice how after almost everything I experience (especially social situations) I always lock myself in my room and just think about what just happened .. It's...
    johnnyappleguy johnnyappleguy 18-21, M Jun 10

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    I love being alone just listening to music

    thinking about life. It feels amazing
    AmyXgkz AmyXgkz 13-15, F May 12

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    I enjoy being with other people

    but I think it's important to be able to sit with yourself and your own thoughts. A time to reflect and regroup.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 27

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    Being alone is not a bad thing: It's relaxing.

    It's like your in your own world not having to worry about others. Just yourself.
    Yafavnextdoor Yafavnextdoor 16-17, F Jan 19

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    I stay in my room 90% of the time,

    I just like being alone. Don't know why though....
    XOmegaX XOmegaX 13-15 2 Responses Jan 15

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    I love being at home

    and alone so I can be at peace, and I don't have to act to please others. So I can be free of of others judgements, lack of acceptance, and anger. So I don't have to worry about behaving socially acceptable all the time. Being alone or at home means I can loosen up, go barefoot...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 24

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    I don't mind having friends at all.

    It's just a lot of work to maintain our friendship, ya know? I keep my distance a lot. A lot of my friendships have been formed online and maintaining those just seems a bit easier. I mean, I like hanging out with my friends, but when I finally go home it just a relief to...
    RomaxKH RomaxKH 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 19

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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 just want to be alone. I don't mind it sometimes. It's weird but it's true. I just need my "me" time, alone, and I'm fine with that.
    Vivmlqian Vivmlqian 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 27, 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 when they're talking in group of 3 people and making me feel like an incompetent child) because I don't know what to say or do to...
    syltutu syltutu 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 22, 2014

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    backgroundguy backgroundguy 22-25, M 3 Responses Apr 2

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    The less people in my real life,

    the less drama and bullshit I have to deal with. I have a small number of real friends in my life and I like it that way. I have less drama and phone calls that way. Usually people forget me anyways, and it don't bother me. Sure, I get moments of loneliness but I have my writing...
    BobFrost BobFrost 36-40, M 3 Responses May 6, 2014

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    as much as it makes me sad,

    I am most certainly alone. But I love it. alone it so lovely.
    shelbylizard shelbylizard 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 8

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    Sometimes I just want to do nothing

    or hear anything. Just sit and do my things. Like what I do now. Peaceful and quiet.
    sashimi9 sashimi9 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 14, 2014

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    I don't know why I was in

    such a rush to be in a relationship.. I can barely handle being friends with other people :')
    WeirdToBeProud WeirdToBeProud 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 24

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    I deleted my instagram

    and deactivated my facebook, I just want to be alone.
    coraimaal coraimaal 18-21, F Jun 10

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    And people don't understand that.

    I like it. I don't do it cuz i'm sad or smthin. I sit around alone in my room sometimes because i need some me time. And they nag me to go out and stuff. I don't like it. I like being alone and that's it. I don't want them to keep asking.
    opiumm opiumm 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I like being alone and I often am,

    but when i'm alone terrible things happen. Terrible, Terrible things happen. I get to be creative, let my mind run free. Not bottle it all up. Fix myself. Make sure the damage has been done. After all when i'm not keeping it all inside (because thats the safest place to hide) It...
    That1KidNo1Notices That1KidNo1Notices 13-15, F Jun 10

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    Isn't that odd? Like most,

    I crave affection. I wish with everything I am that I had someone who truly knew me and somehow managed to love me anyway. I dream of long walks and swinging hands. The exploration, the laughter. The sharing. Well, nothing unusual I suppose. Just elusive. But for all those...
    justNIK justNIK 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 1

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    I like being alone for a lot of reasons.

    But I miss him. We talked every day. And now we don't talk at all
    BrokenBabygirlx BrokenBabygirlx 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 16

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    This means away from EVERYONE.

    So yes, I have periods of not talking to anyone at all to talking to everyone I meet. It's either one or the other. I've always been this way and I don't see it changing. Just because we don't speak for a while through email, text, talk, or other means of communication doesn't...
    SylenaEverlasting SylenaEverlasting 16-17, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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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 and we die alone; therefore we must ultimately be alone. Everybody needs somebody... But who can be my somebody...
    Lullacus Lullacus 22-25, F 3 Responses May 9, 2013

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    Recently separated, and I like it.

    Too much stress and negative energy, was fighting a losing battle. I am ok being alone
    HarryOsbourne HarryOsbourne 56-60, M Jun 22

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    I like being alone.I just like the silence.

    I don't like people.They scare me and make me nervous.
    ashley1955 ashley1955 18-21, F 4 Responses May 30, 2014

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    I like being alone.. all the time.

    people irk me. I'd rather be alone and feel comfortable than be around many people and feel out of place.
    niicolledani niicolledani 18-21, F Apr 1

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    I feel like everyone i talk to It seem it

    always end up in a argument so I'm gonna be alone for a while to stop myself from causing arguments
    thelittlekidindiapers thelittlekidindiapers 13-15, M May 4

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    Of course there are times

    that I do, though I don't like being lonely.
    sometimeslonelytoo sometimeslonelytoo 41-45, M 3 Responses Oct 1, 2014

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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 amazes me how selfish & needy people are..as tho their existence is more important than mine..I wish that I could tell...
    cloudy2 cloudy2 36-40 3 Responses Sep 25, 2012

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    snowmoon123 snowmoon123 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 16

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    I prefer to be alone.

    It's been this way for at least 8 years. I've been a lone wolf since I was 6 and I still am to this day. I tried making friends but they would either bore the hell out of me or just straight out hated me. And it's funny how someone could hate you even though you barely know each...
    TheBloodySerenity474 TheBloodySerenity474 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 28

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    Being alone after I have an outburst,

    just calms me down, makes me feel content and relieved.
    reivven reivven 13-15, F 1 Response May 1

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    I'm an only child and strangely I like being

    alone but hate being lonely...
    adriana0102 adriana0102 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 10

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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 a way you're inadvertently pointing out their insecurities? Or does it mean there's something wrong with you for not always craving...
    orangesheet orangesheet 26-30, M 3 Responses Jan 17, 2014

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    I love being alone. I enjoy the peace

    and quiet. I enjoy being able to think without someone assuming I'm doing "nothing" and thinking it is okay to interrupt me. Most of all, I enjoy being my true self. With no one else around, I don't have to pretend to be something I'm not or worry that something I said was...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 25, 2014

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    I find it relaxing being alone

    or antisocial . people say its not healthy but how can that be? You dont have to deal with people hurting you or walking all over you. Its really a peaceful feeling.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Mar 27

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    I love being alone...

    And always followed the beat to my own drum.You don't have to keep a convoe.You don't have to be considrat. you dont have to entertain people.I enjoy watching TV by my self. Enjoy the peace and quiet. Every now and then I might wanna be around people.But 80 % of time love being...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 9

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    this is my favorite time,

    because I can finally be myself without getting totally embarrassed
    KittyDyson KittyDyson 13-15, M 1 Response Jun 9

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    I like being alone. It lets you gather your

    thoughts, think about life, study certain topics, and best of all, you don't have to deal with peoples annoying bullsh*t.
    powershark powershark 13-15, M May 9

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    I used to be so insecure about myself

    that I was so devastated when my friends start ignoring me. Three months later , I'm okay now with being alone. I've learnt to be tough, to love myself more and to love others as well. All is well.
    Amaze16 Amaze16 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 21, 2014

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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, work in my gardens, sit at my pond and watch the fish---alone. I really dislike crowds, I'm just too overwhelmed by all that...
    datura datura 56-60, F 40 Responses Jan 16, 2008

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    sometimes you need to be alone I just grab my

    beats and go for a walk and listening to my music is when I am at absolute peace
    DBSW1990 DBSW1990 22-25, M 3 Responses Jul 8, 2014

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    People are annoying and care only about

    themselves, I stay away from them, the only person I have is me, being by myself; I can onlyblame myself for what goes wrong.
    Brandnewhim2015 Brandnewhim2015 26-30, M 1 Response May 5

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    kyliecc11 kyliecc11 26-30, F Jun 10

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    I'm starting to enjoy solitude more.

    I like being alone with my own thoughts and not have to deal with people. We went runner at gym class to prepare for our annual 5km run and I felt better running and being concentrated on one thing and only think of running. After it I felt like staying outside enjoying some...
    ErenBombastic ErenBombastic 13-15, M 2 Responses Apr 14

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