I Prefer to Be Alone

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 108 People

    I am currently a student

    and prefer being alone and being productive rather than going out and getting blitzed or studying in a public area with many distractions. Beyond this, I find that in relationships I can enjoy time spent with a partner only if it's punctuated by a good deal of "me" time where I...
    ak5323 ak5323
    31-35, F
    1 Response Apr 13, 2014

    Me, Myself And My Brain

    Where do you start with a story like this?  Well, I am one of those people who just prefers to be left alone a good majority of the time.  It doesn't matter where I go or what I do, people aggravate me.  I am not depressed or hateful.  I have a family, 3...
    Arayex Arayex
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Mar 5, 2010

    It's Easier

    I don't remember much about my childhood, other than the sh*t parts. However I do remember hating to be around people. Family, friends, teachers, aquaintances; I preferred to keep them all at a distance. It was safer, for me at least. They couldn't hurt me if I didn't allow them...
    TheRelapseDevil TheRelapseDevil
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 28, 2013


    One of the biggest reasons I love the solitude of being alone: drama. So many times I can remember, problems would arise where I would be stuck in the middle. "Can you help with this?", "Can you help with that?", "What should I do?", "What do you think we should do?". I'm tired...
    deleted deleted
    Sep 17, 2011

    I Do Not Think It Is a Bad Thing

    Just because I like being single does not mean that there is something wrong with me. It does not mean that I am undateable, or something. I just get lots more things done when i am by myself! Is it wrong to enjoy my own company so much?
    Kittenhead Kittenhead
    1 Response Aug 28, 2007

    Unadulterated Pleasure

    I am one of those people who is truly happy being alone. I think its 'cause I grew up with a large family that was always around me...so in my head, being alone is a precious commodity. Its not that I dislike people or don't enjoy the company of friends...its that I'm really...
    vinividivici21 vinividivici21
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Apr 18, 2008

    Just Do

    Or with one or two people but id rather not have it any bigger.
    Arorin Arorin
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Feb 20, 2009

    To Whom It May Concern.

    i remember a time when i used to feel alive around you i don't know what's changed but now you only drain from me what light i have you said you were my best friend but if this is how friendship makes me feel i prefer to be alone
    journeyfulloflaughter journeyfulloflaughter
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Oct 27, 2007

    Lonely And Married

    I prefer to be alone.  I have been like this since grade school.  I have been married twice.  I frist got married to my ex who treated me like gold, but then decided that if I disagreed than a beating was the best way for me to see his point.  I am still...
    russel9072 russel9072
    36-40, F
    5 Responses Nov 27, 2009

    My friends always want to hang out

    after school, and on the weekends, but I sometimes don't want either. On school days, I get enough, or more than enough interaction with people. On weekends I like to be alone, in the basement or in the garage. I hang out with my friends outside. Of school maybe twice a month. I...
    sturmgewher44 sturmgewher44
    18-21, M
    1 Response Apr 30, 2014
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