When someone who prefers having a smaller circle of friends and do not mind spending time alone, they are called loners. People perceive them as individuals who are very lonely and depressed. Unlike those who actually feel lonely, these types of individuals never actually feel lonely.
In fact, being with their own company is exactly what makes them feel fulfilled.
They feel more in touch with themselves and do their best thinking, making them more self-aware of things. This is probably why they prefer to be alone.
It’s not often that people get to become friends with a loner, mainly because they are very picky with whom they choose become close with. With that said, what are other traits that make a person a loner? Read on to find out!
Firm Boundaries: A loner always emphasizes healthy, strong boundaries.
They always realize that they’re never alone, even if they were the last person living on earth.
Because of this, they always respect the boundaries of others, and expect that same respect in return. If others cross those boundaries, they will be the first to let you know. They believe that if you cannot be faithful to yourself, than you cannot be faithful to others.
Loyalty: Unlike those who need to be in the spotlight, a loner does not crave attention. But, once they find someone they want to become close friends with, they become the most loyal friend you’ll ever have.
They know their worth, and if they find you to also be worthy of being in their life, they will give you everything whenever you need it. This goes for all fields of life, relationships, family, friends, and work.
Keeps an Open Mind: Just because they enjoy the company of themselves over others, this does not mean that they are rigid and close minded, it’s the total opposite. They are very open-minded, and are constantly up for new adventures and activities.
Even though they enjoy new and exciting things, they will always make sure they have their alone time to collect their thoughts before taking up things with new people.
Level-Headed: When adversity and challenges come into play, loners do not panic or run, they are strong willed individuals. Their self-reflection time is what has prepared them for situations like this.
They may feel stressed and overwhelmed in some situations, but rather than waste time with distractions, they will spend some time alone and recharge their batteries.
Self-Awareness: While many people are frightened by their emotions, loners choose to focus on them and be aware of them. Become aware of one’s self is a very difficult talk to achieve.
Because of this, no one knows them better than they do and this allows them to understand people around them better. Granted, there will be times of depression and anxiety, but loners always have the ability to get through them and learn their lesson.
They Value Time: If there is one thing that is extremely important to a loner, it’s time. The most important asset for success in life is time, and loners are well aware of that.
They are never late, they never waste anyone’s time and never let anyone waste theirs. Because of their ability to sniff out a fake person, they will never tolerate someone who they feel will try and play with their emotions.
Loners always do what they feel is right for themselves and for others and always make sure that they do whatever they can to address each flaw. They are always completely honest with themselves and with others and will try and help improve those flaws.
Very Empathetic: Loners are able to feel and sympathize with others on the same level that they are. Being able to feel everyone’s sorrow can be a curse to have, but loners know how to handle it.
Because they are so empathetic, it’s very easy for them to find the bright side out of any negative situation.