Loner

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A loner is a person who avoids or does not actively seek human interaction or relationships.wikipedia
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Loneliness

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This individual typically experiences loneliness.
There is a clear distinction between feeling lonely and being socially isolated (for example, a loner).

Solitude

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There are many reasons for their solitude, intentional or otherwise.

Hikikomori

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Hikikomori have been described as loners or "modern-day hermits".

Interpersonal relationship

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A loner is a person who avoids or does not actively seek human interaction or relationships.

Extraversion and introversion

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Intentional reasons include being introverted, spiritual, mystic, having religious considerations, or personal philosophies.

Spirituality

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Intentional reasons include being introverted, spiritual, mystic, having religious considerations, or personal philosophies.

Mysticism

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Intentional reasons include being introverted, spiritual, mystic, having religious considerations, or personal philosophies.

Religion

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Intentional reasons include being introverted, spiritual, mystic, having religious considerations, or personal philosophies.

Sensory processing sensitivity

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Unintentional reasons involve being highly sensitive, shy, past trauma or events, or having various mental disorders.

Shyness

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Unintentional reasons involve being highly sensitive, shy, past trauma or events, or having various mental disorders.

Modernity

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The modern term "loner" can be used with a negative connotation in the belief that human beings are social creatures and those that do not participate are deviant.

Social

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The modern term "loner" can be used with a negative connotation in the belief that human beings are social creatures and those that do not participate are deviant.

Deviance (sociology)

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The modern term "loner" can be used with a negative connotation in the belief that human beings are social creatures and those that do not participate are deviant.

Generalization

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However, these are very broad generalizations and it is not uncommon for loners to experience both of these dimensions at some point.

Mental disorder

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Unintentional reasons involve being highly sensitive, shy, past trauma or events, or having various mental disorders. Being a loner can sometimes be a symptom of certain mental illnesses such as depression, schizophrenia, or related to autism.

Major depressive disorder

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Being a loner can sometimes be a symptom of certain mental illnesses such as depression, schizophrenia, or related to autism.

Schizophrenia

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Being a loner can sometimes be a symptom of certain mental illnesses such as depression, schizophrenia, or related to autism.

Autism

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Being a loner can sometimes be a symptom of certain mental illnesses such as depression, schizophrenia, or related to autism.

Alexithymia

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Being a loner is also sometimes associated with fully functional individuals who have certain atypical personality traits, such as alexithymia.

Leopard

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The characteristics of loners are sometimes attributed to non-human animals such as the leopard, an animal whose behaviour is usually defined by being solitary.

Charisma

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An example would be the person who shuns any social interaction with colleagues beyond what is necessary for fulfilling his or her job description (mainly for practical reasons and to avoid further complicating one's professional relationships) but who is highly charismatic during parties or social gatherings with people outside work or school, or vice versa.

Men Going Their Own Way

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