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    I don't think my friends/parents can appreciate this. I enjoy my own company and I can very happily spend an entire week at home by myself. Am I strange? I admit that I do enjoy socialising occasionaly but not very often, and only with a very select group of people. Around many people outside of my close circle of friends I just feel awkward.

    I think my parents think I am a bit of a loner and they don't understand that I actually like being by myself. I'm 18 years old and a Saturday night in is something I actually look forward to!
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    Well, that makes it easier for if and when you go to uni. You won't be one of the people coming on saying 'I can't make friends, I am so lonely'.

    And if you like being alone, who are we to tell you that you're a freak? Everyone to their own I say.
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    I feel the same way, though maybe not to the same level. I think I may enjoy socialising a bit more than you, though I'd rather see a film, go bowling, play pool/snooker etc, rather than go drinking. And I've always wanted to try paintballing.
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    I can see your point, i feel like that a lot of the time yet my housemates/boyfriend can't accept that, its like i'm always expected to be social in my house and sometimes i just want to be left alone
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    I used to be like this i just wanted to be by myself but the last couple of months i just got sick of it. I just dont like being in big crowds i rather jus be with people one to one or small groups. As long as your truly happy being in your own company then its fine.
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    Nothing abnormal, you are just an introvert....
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    I'm a bit like that.

    But i'm more of a Internet gameing person.

    If i had a choice of going to a party or staying at home playing a game. I would normaly chose the game.

    I think i do enough socialising at school during breaks, free periods and stuff.
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    Nah, some people just like their own company. I know i do, if i was offered a night out drinking till 3am or spending the evening in watching tv with say my boyfriend, i'd choose the tv option. Sometimes i don't want to be around people and so i'll sit in my room with the door shut so my housemates don't come in.

    As long as you have social skills which will get you by in life there's nothing wrong with liking alone time.
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    No....because I'm exactly the same.

    I don't want to get married. I don't want kids and I love being alone. I have about 15 close friends now but I can go a week without talking to any of them and I won't miss them.

    I love being on my own.
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    You are abnormal in the sense that you are an introvert when most (75%) of the population are extraverts, but there's nothing wrong with being an introvert. I happen to be the same way and have gone entire summer holidays without speaking with my friends.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    I don't think my friends/parents can appreciate this. I enjoy my own company and I can very happily spend an entire week at home by myself. Am I strange? I admit that I do enjoy socialising occasionaly but not very often, and only with a very select group of people. Around many people outside of my close circle of friends I just feel awkward.

    I think my parents think I am a bit of a loner and they don't understand that I actually like being by myself. I'm 18 years old and a Saturday night in is something I actually look forward to!
    I'm 2 years older then you and I'm exactly the same. I genuinly find being with people quite depressing and would rather be on my own. I would rather sit down and read a newspaper at home then go out with friends. Boring? Yes. Most people will view me as rather boring with no life. Am I starnge. No I don't think so.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    I don't think my friends/parents can appreciate this. I enjoy my own company and I can very happily spend an entire week at home by myself. Am I strange? I admit that I do enjoy socialising occasionaly but not very often, and only with a very select group of people. Around many people outside of my close circle of friends I just feel awkward.

    I think my parents think I am a bit of a loner and they don't understand that I actually like being by myself. I'm 18 years old and a Saturday night in is something I actually look forward to!
    You are not weird, unless I am also weird.
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    I hate it tbh. Prefer to go out.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    I don't think my friends/parents can appreciate this. I enjoy my own company and I can very happily spend an entire week at home by myself. Am I strange? I admit that I do enjoy socialising occasionaly but not very often, and only with a very select group of people. Around many people outside of my close circle of friends I just feel awkward.

    I think my parents think I am a bit of a loner and they don't understand that I actually like being by myself. I'm 18 years old and a Saturday night in is something I actually look forward to!

    I feel the same way. I have always had low self esteem so I dont go out much. So we can be like this together :suith:
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    Sure. Me too! Spending time alone in solitude is definitely something I enjoy lots! But of course, I do spend some time with friends etc., but I usually reject social outings and stay home.

    And yes, I prefer to only go out with very close friends only as well So you aren't alone!
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    (Original post by starchild)
    I feel the same way. I have always had low self esteem so I dont go out much. So we can be like this together :suith:
    Hmmm, like being alone together? Does that not ruin the entire point?
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    I love being on my own. But not to the detriment that I lose opportunites to go out when I want to. I once went a week without saying a word! Twas cool.
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    no...metaphorically. i mean like we are united by that bond
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    I like to be alone also. It's nice having the house to myself (like today) and just doing whatever I want. I find I can usually get tasks done when no one's around, such as housework and homework. When people are here, I do tend to get very cautious and sit in a more silent room rather than blasting music as I normally would, wondering who's here, when they'll leave etc. But then again, too much time alone can drive me crazy. There's been Saturdays where I'm at home and I start kicking things over and throwing things around because I hate being stuck in a room when I should be out.
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    Yeah I'm exactly the same, I'm glad that I'm not the only one. I do enjoy socialising but only about one or two nights a week and even then I prefer going out for a meal or watching the tv with people rather than getting drunk in large groups. I've felt odd for being like this for a long time but I'm now coming to realise that it's just my character and I can't change it...I have tried changing it and it's only made me unhappy.
 
 
 
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