The Real Insiders
May 21, 2008 11:23pm CST
I just came across a very interesting article about loners. Sometimes I consider myself to be a loner because I enjoy so many "Solitary Pleasures." At the same time, I crave attention like a drug and will do almost anything for it. So sometimes I consider myself to be an introvert-reading, writing, surfing the web, or thinking(my favorite of all hobbies). But I can also break out and be the life of the party, when I feel comfortable around the people I am with. Now put me in a social situation where I do not know most of the people or I feel uncomfortable, and you will not here a peep out of me. If I must speak, it will be very low, short, and to the point. So tell me, are you a loner? http://www.webmd.com/mental-health/features/loner-real-insiders
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22 May 08
Hi Rozie. I am extroverted and enjoy social activities and interacting with others, especially if I know them very well so I would say I am not much of a loner. I do like my quiet times but prefer to be amongst people, enjoying their company. My husband is somewhat of a loner and doesn't socialise as much as I do. He likes his time to himself, staying at home, on the computer or in front of the tv. I quite like that about him but it sometimes can be annoying because when friends and family call to meet, he doesn't want to and that puts me in a bit of a spot. If he doesn't want to socialise, he doesn't and no-one is going to make him either lol even if it's his parents lol that's how stubborn he can get. However when it comes to Me and Maddy, it is totally different and he gives us his full attention most times. Funny that huh? I have also noticed that even though Maddy is quite sociable, if he wants to go off and do his thing he will, and leave his friends and not be bothered by it. He has a bit of both of us in him I think.
23 May 08
It is very good that your son is able to socialize and be alone with himself. Being that he is an only child, that is important. I am more like your husband. When I make up my mind that I do not feel like socializing, you can forget it. But I do try my best to never disappointment my family. So when I have to, they know there is a good reason. They know how much I enjoy spending time with them.
22 May 08
Yes that is an interesting article. I am solitary by nature and it is absolutely a good thing, because I don't need to rely on other people. I am never lonely on my own. I am never bored when I am alone. I get on very well with all sorts of people. I enjoy good conversation. I am helpful and friendly. I just don't need company all the time.