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Anyone Else Here Kind Of A Loner?

BJBirdy

Registered Member
Now by loner, I don't mean that you're asocial and hate people, I just mean that you don't necessarily need friends to be happy and you enjoy your share of alone time. I'm going home for a few days next week and I had a friend of mine I haven't seen in months tell me that he wants to get together to "catch up." Personally, I don't really feel like seeing any of my friends while I'm home and would rather just hangout with my family while I tend to other business while I'm in town. Does anyone else ever feel like this?
 

Babe_Ruth

Sultan of Swat
Staff member
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Not really. I love my close friends and I enjoy hanging out with them since we always have a great time together. I think being alone is boring.

Now, everyone loves their alone time, and I'm no exception, but I rather hangout with friends instead.
 

BJBirdy

Registered Member
Bizzy said:
Not really. I love my close friends and I enjoy hanging out with them since we always have a great time together. I think being alone is boring.

Now, everyone loves their alone time, and I'm no exception, but I rather hangout with friends instead.
I think I've just gotten used to being alone at school (I'm not looking for sympathy cause I'm not sad in the least :lol: ), but I've gotten used to having a ton of time by myself. I live by myself and most of my free time is devoted to studying for school and writing papers. I do have friends here who I hang out with on occasion though.

It's funny though, cause I love hanging out with friends when I'm home usually. But this time I kind of don't want to see anyone while I'm home for 4 days :?
 

Bubbles

I ♥ Haters
Yep, right here.

I’m an introvert, so I don’t constantly need someone around me to validate my existence. I like being alone and that’s just all there is to it. Although, when I say that, most people accuse me of being “anti-social” which I guess could be construed as the truth, but if I don’t go out of my way to talk to you, it’s more likely because I don’t like you and less likely because of my anti-social tendencies.

That being said, I do have close friends and do I keep in touch with them, but I don’t need a side-kick with me 24/7.

EDIT: Also, I feel the need to mention this, but for someone who is anti-social, I tend to make friends extremely quickly.
 

StroShow

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Anytime i get to hangout with my friends I'll jump all over it...especially as of late as I don't get to see them as often as I want too. I guess growing up with a twin brother makes you want to be around someone pretty much at all times.
 

BJBirdy

Registered Member
Bubbles said:
Yep, right here.

I’m an introvert, so I don’t constantly need someone around me to validate my existence. I like being alone and that’s just all there is to it. Although, when I say that, most people accuse me of being “anti-social” which I guess could be construed as the truth, but if I don’t go out of my way to talk to you, it’s more likely because I don’t like you and less likely because of my anti-social tendencies.

That being said, I do have close friends and do I keep in touch with them, but I don’t need a side-kick with me 24/7.

EDIT: Also, I feel the need to mention this, but for someone who is anti-social, I tend to make friends extremely quickly.
I think you mean asocial cause anti-social means you're like a criminal :lol:

My pet peeve is when people who I haven't spoken to in months will text me and say "you never text me :(" or something like that. I mean, seriously? They can text me too :roll: Personally, I just get so wrapped up in my own life that I don't even notice that I go days and weeks without talking to particular people. I really don't hate people or anything. I just don't have a problem with doing my own thing.
 

BourneofDarkness15

Registered Member
I do actually prefer to be by myself a lot of the time, since I work in retail I really tire of dealing with people after my shifts. But that doesn't mean I don't like time with friends here and there
 

BJBirdy

Registered Member
Dickey's Flow said:
Anytime i get to hangout with my friends I'll jump all over it...especially as of late as I don't get to see them as often as I want too. I guess growing up with a twin brother makes you want to be around someone pretty much at all times.
There could be something to that. I have 3 sisters, all of whom are 7 years older than me, so I've sort of been an only child since I was in 6th grade since I didn't have other siblings leaving at home anymore at that age. Plus I also grew up in a small town where there were only about 100 kids in my graduating class. Needless to say, I might handle being alone much differently than someone who grew up in a city and in a big household.
 

Bubbles

I ♥ Haters
BJBirdy said:
I think you mean asocial cause anti-social means you're like a criminal :lol:
Nope, I meant anti-social. Maybe asocial is a milder way of saying it, but I prefer anti-social since I hate the anxiety that comes pre-packaged with social situations... well, that and I actually do hate 85% of all people I come in contact with. It's a misconception that anti-social/introverted people have criminal tendencies... all because some 20 years ago, some FBI agents labelled serial killers and mass-murderers with ASPD.
 

BJBirdy

Registered Member
Bubbles said:
BJBirdy said:
I think you mean asocial cause anti-social means you're like a criminal :lol:
Nope, I meant anti-social. Maybe asocial is a milder way of saying it, but I prefer anti-social since I hate the anxiety that comes pre-packaged with social situations... well, that and I actually do hate 85% of all people I come in contact with. It's a misconception that anti-social/introverted people have criminal tendencies... all because some 20 years ago, some FBI agents labelled serial killers and mass-murderers with ASPD.
That could be it. I think asocial is a milder way of saying anti-social.
 
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