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I'm a natural loner who enjoys solitude. Is this abnormal behavior?

6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
3 doctors agree

In brief: A good thing

Einstein called himself a "natural loner" but was wise and kind in addition to his tremendous achievement.
Many loners are similar. Most of the happiness life gives comes from meaningful caring for others, and this need not include a lot of socializing. Different people's brains give them different preferences; not everybody is a party animal. If you're hurting no one, embrace who you are.

In brief: A good thing

Einstein called himself a "natural loner" but was wise and kind in addition to his tremendous achievement.
Many loners are similar. Most of the happiness life gives comes from meaningful caring for others, and this need not include a lot of socializing. Different people's brains give them different preferences; not everybody is a party animal. If you're hurting no one, embrace who you are.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Dr. Michael Welsh
Clinical Psychology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Not necessarily

Unless it is causing you distress of some sort, solitude in itself is not considered abnormal.
A lot of people are considered introverts can enjoy being alone. However, if you are in a long-term relationship and find yourself isolating you may need to figure out the reasons behind your behavior.

In brief: Not necessarily

Unless it is causing you distress of some sort, solitude in itself is not considered abnormal.
A lot of people are considered introverts can enjoy being alone. However, if you are in a long-term relationship and find yourself isolating you may need to figure out the reasons behind your behavior.
Dr. Michael Welsh
Dr. Michael Welsh
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