Introvert - Extravert
is an outgoing
in social situations and is not afraid to
extravert could be empathetic
they can also be egotistical
extravert is usually concerned with the social
and also concerned with
more than with inner
is seeking and enjoying the company of others
tendency or disposition to be sociable or associate with one's fellows.
Someone who does not like to be alone
. Animals that
are gregarious tend to form a group with others of the same species.
Plants that are gregarious grow in
is a person who tends to shrink from social contacts
is more preoccupied
with their own thoughts.
An introvert can be a person who prefers to work alone,
rather than deal with the interference
or the interruptions
Being introverted does not mean that someone is lonely
they might just be
focused more on
is having both extrovert and introvert
They can be people smart
and life smart
There's a difference between being by yourself and being around other
people. Other people can
you feel and influence how you think
. Thinking is much more clearer when
you're alone then it is when you're trying to think when you're around
other people. Controlling your feelings
sometimes easier when you're alone, and not always easy when you're around
other people. This is not bad if you are aware of the differences between
being alone and being around other people. But if you're not aware of the
changes and influences
from being in different environments, then you will
limit your abilities
Having the ability to be alone is a skill
you constantly feel lonely and feel that you can't be alone, or when you
feel that you need to be in a
because you're afraid what people might think of you,
then you will always feel lonely and always feel
. Being able to Self
and being Intelligent
is the key, whether you're alone or with other people.
People become lonely for different reasons
people who are more able to adapt
stressful situations, are less at risk of loneliness at any age, and
outgoing middle-aged people are less likely to feel lonely.
know the reasons why you do certain things, and you should know the
reasons why you don't do certain things. What is the real reason why you
did something? Did
you feel like doing it
? Or was it just the best decision that you
could make at that particular time? The main goal is to learn and to be
aware of your actions. Not taking an action is still an action. Not doing
something is still doing something. So what are you doing?
Solo Research - Flying Solo - DIY
- Working on Your
. Depending on the type of work that you're doing, you're
sometimes better off working on your own
can concentrate better without any
Plus it also gives you more
. Some working relationships can do more harm than good,
especially when you don't have enough clear goals and directions. If you
have to wear many hats in a particular venture, that means you will need
to wear all the hats together at once and also wear them separately one at
a time, which means lees time to do the things that you need to do. And if
your work is important, then you need to focus on that type of work.
Trying to do more might end up doing less and becoming less productive.
But if you can work with the right people
, than you might be more
productive than just working on your own. But there is still no guarantee
that things will happen the way they should. So you still need to be ready
when changes come, and changes will always come. I guess that is the only
guarantee in life, and that is "things will always change
", which is good,
but sometimes bad. Life was most likely designed to be like this, so that
life would never become dull. So here we go, into the wild blue yonder.
Time to Think is Good
, but if you don't expand your knowledge, then
all you'll be doing is using the same words over and over again. You have
to keep learning if you want to keep thinking, especially if you want to
think about big ideas and create some amazing things. Knowledge is key.
There is not one door in the entire universe that knowledge cannot open.
Having your own room and private space as a
kid can be beneficial in many ways
. But having your own room in your home
can also be lonely
. Everyone needs to learn how to use
efficiently. Everything needs
to insure things are used properly.
Being alone and socializing with others each contributes differently to
. A combination of constructive alone and social
experiences best contributes to the formation of
an integrated self
. Time alone is reflected in people's thoughts as an
opportunity to think about past experiences and future plans, to
from the stress of social
interactions, and to engage in
"It is far better
to be alone
, than to be in bad company."
There's a big difference between someone having
about crowds or
having a lack of
, then someone
who is just showing careful forethought
and avoiding excess. I'm
concerned with the social and physical environment, so the
question is, is what I'm doing the most productive and effective
actions that are
, practical and
positive? There has to be a
and entertainment. Not to say that
all social engagements are about entertainment, because some
social activities actually provide great experiences filled with
good information and useful knowledge. Of course not without
, but either way. Social engagements seem to be better when
you have some kind of a plan or purpose, other then just going
for the adventure, which I have done 100's of times. Not to say
that all those
were necessary, I was just doing things and not
really thinking about things, which was not all that bad because
at that time I had few good things to think about, thanks to
that sucky public education. I mostly felt the need for
without even knowing why. If I did nothing
I felt like I just wasn't doing enough, and the embarrassment of
doing nothing was too great, especially if your friends found
out. I felt uncomfortable on Friday nights if no one called or
if I failed to make plans, but for some reason on other days it
was ok, not too much pressure. Some people shy away from social
activities because they feel uncomfortable
in crowds. But going
with a friend
sometimes helps, well most of the time anyway. Insecure maybe,
maybe, maybe just tired, or maybe just not
interested in interacting with other people at that moment. Is
phobia about crowds
or just the fact that I have not learned
enough about myself and the world around me? And how badly has this
affected you? Maybe your shyness was a good thing? I
guess that depends on you, can you learn from it? Of course you
can. There's a big difference between
. And the important thing here is to
keep learning. If you stop learning, then you are stuck with the knowledge
you have, which is not enough, so keep learning.
The Fear of Missing Out
did I really miss?
Cain: The Power of Introverts
Here's to the underdogs
is a social behavior that
benefits other people
or society as a whole, such as
working on jobs
that make a difference
When you're thinking that
no one gets you
, just remember, it
only means that you have never met
someone who does
. With so many people in the world, it's safe to say that there
are other people who do get you, it's just that you have never met them.
Someone out there in the world understands
where you are
, and they may be
experiencing the same problem
that you are, which is finding someone
who understands them. So you're not alone in the world because you can't
prove that you're alone. You haven't met everyone on the planet, and maybe
you haven't been asking
the right questions
more people in more ways than in any other time in human history. But the
internet has flaws and
, and not everyone is connected to the internet, and
not everyone is using the internet effectively enough in order to make
real connections with other people, which could make isolation even more
confusing. But we are learning how to use our tools more effectively and
more efficiently, more and more each day. So it's just a matter of time
when everyone alive will have a real friend, someone who knows them,
someone who they can depend on, someone who they can
. This will
be when human nature
shine, and not just shine on earth, but shine through the entire universe.
Can being too social take years off your life
Hormones affect Social Behavior
So what types of social interactions are healthy? And how many social interactions does a person need?
Anti-Social - Social Interaction Avoidance
is a conscious or
avoidance of a
situation or social interaction
is characterized by persistent antisocial
and remorse, and bold, disinhibited,
refers to the lack of motivation to engage in social
, or a preference for solitary activities. Asociality may be
associated with avolition, but it can, moreover, be a manifestation of
limited opportunities for social relations. Developmental psychologists
use the synonyms nonsocial, unsocial, and social uninterest. Asociality is
distinct from but not mutually exclusive to anti-social behaviour, in
which the latter implies an active misanthropy or antagonism toward other
people or the general social order. A degree of asociality is routinely
observed in introverts, while extreme asociality is observed in people
with a variety of clinical conditions. Asociality is not necessarily
perceived as a totally negative trait by society, since asociality has
been used as a way to express dissent from prevailing ideas. It is seen as
a desirable trait in several mystical and monastic traditions, notably in
Jainism, Catholicism, Eastern Orthodoxy, Buddhism and Sufism.
Hostile to or disruptive of normal standards of social behavior.
as a symptom of various forms of psychopathology, is the
decrease in the motivation to initiate and perform self-directed
purposeful activities. Such activities that appear to be neglected usually
include routine activities, including hobbies, going to work and/or
school, and most notably, engaging in social activities. A person
experiencing avolition may stay at home for long periods of time, rather
than seeking out work or peer relations.
are actions that harm or
consideration for the well-being of others
is a pervasive pattern of disregard
for, or violation of, the rights of others. An impoverished moral sense or
conscience is often apparent, as well as a history of crime, legal
problems, or impulsive and aggressive behavior.
Anti-Social Behavior Order
was a civil order made in the
United Kingdom against a person who had been shown, on the balance of
evidence, to have engaged in anti-social behavior. It was designed to
address behavior like intimidation, drunkenness, and violence by
individuals and families, using civil orders rather than criminal
is a person
with an antisocial personality disorder.
refers to a pattern of antisocial behaviors and
attitudes, including manipulation, deceit, aggression, and a lack of empathy
Social Anxiety - Nervous in Social Situations
can be defined as nervousness in social situations. Some disorders
associated with the social anxiety spectrum include anxiety
disorders, autism, eating disorders, and substance use disorders.
Individuals higher in social anxiety avert their gazes, show fewer facial
expressions, and show difficulty with initiating and maintaining
conversation. Trait social anxiety, the stable tendency to experience this
nervousness, can be distinguished from state anxiety, the momentary
response to a particular social stimulus. Nearly
90% of individuals report feeling a form of social anxiety
at some point in their lives. Half of the individuals with any
meet criteria for social anxiety disorder. The function of
social anxiety is to increase arousal and attention to social
interactions, inhibit unwanted social behavior, and motivate preparation
for social situations such as performance situations.
is the anxious feeling you have
when you have the jitters. An uneasy psychological state. A sensitive or
highly strung temperament.Uncomfortable
is feeling unease or awkwardness. Causing or feeling slight pain or
unskillfulness resulting from a lack of training or experience. The
quality of an embarrassing situation.
Social Anxiety Disorder
is characterized by a significant
amount of fear
in one or more social situations
causing considerable distress and impaired ability to function in at least
some parts of daily life. These fears can be triggered by perceived or
actual scrutiny from others.
Separation Anxiety Disorder
is an anxiety disorder in which an
individual experiences excessive anxiety regarding separation from home or
from people to whom the individual has a strong emotional attachment
(e.g., a parent, caregiver, significant other or siblings).
is characterized by symptoms of anxiety
situations where the person perceives the environment to be unsafe
easy way to get away
. These situations can include open spaces, public
transit, shopping malls, or simply being outside the home. Being in these
situations may result in a panic attack. The symptoms occur nearly every
time the situation is encountered and lasts for more than six months.
Those affected will go to great lengths to avoid these situations. In
severe cases people may become unable to leave their homes
fear and distrust of that which is perceived to be foreign or strange.
is a fear of dinner parties.
Avoidant Personality Disorder
a pattern of social
of inadequacy and inferiority
, extreme sensitivity to
and avoidance of social interaction despite a strong desire to be close to
others. Individuals with the disorder tend to describe themselves as
uneasy, anxious, lonely, unwanted and isolated from others. The behavior
typically begins by early adulthood, and occurs across a variety of
Pervasive Refusal Syndrome
is when children have abandoned their
involvement in all phases of their life. It's characterized by refusal
to eat, drink, talk, walk or self-care, and a firm resistance to
treatment. PRS is very rare and its cause is unclear, but its severity
makes it life-threatening. The disorder usually begins with a 'virus', or
the child having a 'pain', that results in the need for consulting a
doctor or going to the hospital, even though no substantial cause can be
found. PRS starts slowly, but the child then worsens quickly becoming
reluctant or not capable to do anything for themselves. They originally
refuse to accept others caring for them, or helping them eat, and are very
depressed and distraught. It is not guaranteed that recovery will take
place, and it is a lengthy and complex process, involving specialist
medical care. Nevertheless, once the patient is healthy, relapse is very
occurs where the subject endures repeatedly
painful or otherwise aversive stimuli which it is unable to escape or
avoid. After such experience, the organism often fails to learn or accept
"escape" or "avoidance" in new situations where such behavior would likely
be effective. In other words, the organism learned that it is helpless in
situations where there is a presence of aversive stimuli, has accepted
that it has lost control, and thus gives up trying. Such an organism is
said to have acquired learned helplessness.
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is when a person who is normally capable of
speech does not speak in specific situations
or to specific people.
Selective mutism usually co-exists with shyness or social anxiety. People
with selective mutism stay silent even when the consequences of their
silence include shame, social ostracism or even punishment.
refers to those aspects of an individual's personality, such as
introversion or extroversion, that are often regarded as innate rather than learned.
Only Go Out at Night
an animal behavior characterized by being active
during the night
and sleeping during the
. The common adjective is "nocturnal", versus diurnal meaning
the opposite. Nocturnal creatures generally have highly developed senses
of hearing, smell, and specially adapted eyesight. Some animals, such as
cats and ferrets, have eyes that can adapt to both low-level and bright
day levels of illumination (see metaturnal). Others, such as bushbabies
and (some) bats, can function only at night. Many nocturnal creatures
including tarsiers and some owls have large eyes in comparison with their
body size to compensate for the lower light levels at night. More
specifically, they have been found to have a larger cornea relative to
their eye size than diurnal creatures to increase their visual
sensitivity: in the low-light conditions
. Nocturnality helps wasps, such
as Apoica flavissima, avoid hunting in intense sunlight. Diurnal animals,
including squirrels and songbirds, are active during the daytime.
Crepuscular species, such as rabbits, skunks, tigers, and hyenas, are
often erroneously referred to as nocturnal. Cathemeral species, such as
fossas and lions, are active both in the day and at night.
is being more
active during the night
or coming out only at night.
a person who is habitually active
or wakeful at night
is a person who tends to stay up until late at night, or the
early hours of the morning. Larks
are early risers. Their molecular
biological body clock
runs faster than the actual
of day. Larks already have their
most productive phase before midday. Instead, they already get tired early
in the evening.
We Only Come
Out At Night - Smashing Pumpkins
(youtube) - We only come out at
night, The days are much too bright.
Party All Night and
Sleep All Day - Sean Kingston
(youtube)- We like to sleep all day, and
party all night, This is how we like to live our life.
is a person who walks around at
nighttime or roves about at night.
is a person whose job is to guard a building at night for
is the period of time that employees work during the night or
are scheduled to work at night, as in a factory or other institution.
The Night Shift
is an American medical drama television series that
ran on NBC from May 27, 2014, to August 31, 2017, for four seasons and 45
is an employment practice designed to make use of, or provide
service across, all 24 hours of the clock each day of the week (often
abbreviated as 24/7
). The practice typically sees the day divided into
shifts, set periods of time during which different groups of workers
perform their duties. The term "Shift Work
" includes both
and work schedules in which employees change or rotate shifts. (2nd shift and 3rd shift).
There are around 225 million shift workers in the U.S.. Some shift
workers can have an increase in human errors from the
lack of sleep
. They may
also experience health problems like obesity.
Heart health of shift workers linked to body clock
. Working hours that
deviate from an individual's natural body clock are associated with
greater cardiovascular risk, according to recent research.
breathe through their skin. It's imperative for them to
stay cool and moist in order to continue breathing. If they came out
during the day the sun would dry them out and they would not be able to
breathe. Earthworms' bodies are made up of ring-like segments called
annuli. These segments are covered in setae, or small bristles, which the
worm uses to move and burrow. They typically reach 20 to 25 cm in length.
Night crawlers are so named because they are usually seen feeding above
ground at night. They also have a habit of copulating on the surface at
night, making it more visible than most other earthworms.
Plants can be Larks or Night Owls just like us
. Plants have the same
variation in body clocks
found in humans, according to new research that explores the genes
governing circadian rhythms in plants. The research shows a single letter
change in their DNA code can potentially decide whether a plant is a lark
or a night owl. The findings may help farmers and crop breeders to select
plants with clocks
best suited to their location, helping to boost yield and even the ability
to withstand climate change.
'Night Owls' Perform Worse at Work, Study Finds
. Overall, "night owls"
were twice as likely as "early birds" to underperform at work, the new
study found. Folks who stayed up late also ran a heightened risk of
health-related early retirement.
behavioral manifestation of underlying
of myriad physical processes. A person's chronotype
is the propensity for the individual to sleep at a particular time during
a 24-hour period. Eveningness
sleep period) and morningness
sleep period) are the two extremes with most individuals having some
flexibility in the timing of their sleep period. However, across
development there are changes in the propensity of the sleep period with
pre-pubescent children preferring an advanced sleep period, adolescents
preferring a delayed sleep period and many elderly preferring an advanced
sleep period. The causes and regulation of chronotypes, including
developmental change, individual propensity for a specific chronotype, and
flexible versus fixed chronotypes have yet to be determined. However,
research is beginning to shed light on these questions, such as the
relationship between age and chronotype. There are candidate genes (called
that exist in most cells in the body and brain, referred to as the
circadian system that regulate physiological phenomena (hormone levels,
metabolic function, body temperature, cognitive faculties, and sleeping).
With the exception of the most extreme and rigid chronotypes, regulation
is likely due to gene-environment interactions. Important environmental
cues (zeitgebers) include light, feeding, social behavior, and work and
school schedules. Additional research has proposed an evolutionary link
between chronotype and nighttime vigilance in ancestral societies. Humans
are normally diurnal creatures, that is to say they are active in the
daytime. As with most other diurnal animals, human activity-rest patterns
are endogenously controlled by biological clocks with a circadian
(~24-hour) period. Chronotypes have also been investigated in other
species, such as fruit flies and mice. Normal variation in chronotype
encompasses sleep–wake cycles that are two to three hours later in evening
types than morning types. Extremes outside of this range can cause a
person difficulty in participating in normal work, school, and social
activities. If a person's "lark" or (more commonly) "owl" tendencies are
strong and intractable to the point of disallowing normal participation in
society, the person is considered to have a circadian rhythm sleep
Shy - Reserved - Hesitant
is being shy and reserved. Affectedly modest or shy especially in a
playful or provocative way.
is the feeling
of apprehension, lack of comfort, or awkwardness especially when a person
is around other people. This commonly occurs in new situations or with
unfamiliar people. Shyness can be a characteristic of people who have low
self-esteem. Stronger forms of shyness are usually referred to as social
or social phobia. The primary defining characteristic of shyness
is a largely ego
of what other people will think of a person's
behavior. This results in a person becoming scared of doing or saying what
he or she wants to out of fear of negative reactions, being
. A shy person may simply opt to
avoid social situations instead.
is modesty or shyness resulting
from a lack of self-confidence
is having freedom from
vanity or conceit
. Simplicity; Having a humble
opinion of yourself. Exhibiting restrained good taste.
is the trait of being uncommunicative;
more than necessary.
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reflects a person's overall subjective emotional evaluation of his or her
own worth. It is a judgment of oneself as well as an attitude toward the
self. Self-esteem encompasses beliefs about oneself, (for example, "I am
competent", "I am worthy"), as well as emotional states, such as triumph,
despair, pride, and shame. Confidence
Single - Alone but not Lonely
There's around 124.6 Million Single
American adults, about 50.2 percent. 62%
U.S. residents 18 and older in 2013
have never been married
Another 24 percent were divorced
, and 14 percent were widowed.
There were 18 million unmarried U.S. residents
65 and older
in 2013. For first
time in 130 years, more young adults live with parents than with
partners. Americans ages 18-34 are more likely to live with their parents
than in any other living situation
. Though many children are
taking care of their aging parents
is existing alone
or consisting of one entity or part or aspect or
. Not married or related
to the unmarried state. Characteristic of or meant for a single person or
thing. Not divided among or brought to bear on more than one object or
objective. The smallest whole number or a numeral representing this
is someone who is unmarried or not part of a
or not in a serious committed relationship
. In common usage, the term
'single' is often used to refer to someone who is not involved in any type
of serious romantic relationship, including long-term dating, engagement,
, or someone who is 'single by choice'. Single people may
participate in dating and other activities to find a long-term partner or
is an alternative
for the word single as a relationship status. To be empowered and be in a good
place on your own. I'm dating myself and I'm in Love.Dating
- Population Growth
who lives with their parents beyond their late 20s or
early 30s in order to enjoy a carefree and comfortable life.
as a social offense is when a person
lives at the
expense of another
person. Not the same as
where the input and
output are not clearly defined.
Single people are one of the
world's greatest resources.
Being single should be looked upon as a honorable life
choice. Single people can dedicate themselves to the world and
provide a great service that helps the needy and helps the
uneducated to become educated. This way families can focus more
time and energy towards their family instead of having to spend
precious time away from their family to combat the worlds
problems that are over whelming families. As of 2012, there's
about 32.7 million Americans living
Alone - Solo
is being without other people or being included or involved
with other people. Being alone is being isolated
from others and lacking
companions or companionship. By oneself; apart from, or exclusive of,
others; Without outside
is any activity that
is performed alone without assistance. Without anybody else or anything
else. fly alone, without a co-pilot or passengers. Solo in music is
composed or performed by a single voice or instrument. A musical
composition for one voice or instrument, with or without accompaniment.
There are 36 million solo dwellers
in 2021 and together they make up 28 percent of U.S. households.
does not mean that you are
. And being lonely does not mean that you are
complex and usually unpleasant emotional response
to isolation or lack of companionship
. Loneliness can be felt even when
surrounded by other people, even in marriages, relationships, families,
veterans and successful careers.
Rental Family Service
or professional stand-in service provides
clients with actors who portray friends, family members, or coworkers for
social events such as weddings, or to provide platonic companionship. The
service was first offered in Japan during the early 1990s.
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associated with greater happiness, health, and well-being, which would
naturally reduce the depression and anxiety associated with loneliness.Depression
- Non-Physical Pain
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are self-identifying members of an online subculture who define themselves
as unable to find a romantic
despite desiring one, a state they describe as inceldom or Involuntary
Celibate. Self-identified incels are mostly white, male, and heterosexual.
Wisdom can protect against loneliness
. Wisdom has several components,
such as empathy, compassion, self-reflection and emotional regulation.
is the human
emotional need to be an accepted
member of a group. Whether it is
, or something else,
people tend to have an 'inherent' desire to belong and be an important
part of something greater than themselves. This implies a relationship
that is greater than simple acquaintance or familiarity. The need to
belong is the need to give, and receive attention to, and from, others.
Space - Some Room - Personal Time - Freedom to Think - Be Oneself
is the study of human use of
and the effects that
are guidelines, rules or limits that a
person creates to identify reasonable, safe and permissible ways for other
people to behave towards them and how they will respond when someone
passes those limits. They are built out of a mix of conclusions, beliefs,
opinions, attitudes, past experiences and social learning.
is to stay clear of something or to
keep away from someone
. Refrain from
doing something or prevent something from happening.
Learning to Set Boundaries with others can be a
, but it's crucial for
boundaries help to define an individual by outlining likes and dislikes
and subjects and words that are off limits. You need to be clear with your
partner who you are and what you want. Explain your beliefs, your values
and your limits on physical touch, and your need for personal
Establishing healthy boundaries in a relationship allows both partners to
feel comfortable and develop positive self-esteem and is the key to
ensuring relationships are mutually respectful, supportive and caring.
Setting boundaries can also help protect you from exploitative
relationships and help you avoid getting too close to people who don't
have your best interests at heart. Emotional boundaries are the property
lines that separate your thoughts and feelings from those of other people.
Unhealthy boundaries involve a disregard for your own and others values,
wants, needs, and limits. Setting clear personal boundaries can help
protect yourself from being manipulated, used, or violated by others. Name
your limits and be direct.
to Set Boundaries
(self governing) - Silence is Golden
Right to Silence
is the state or situation of
in a solitary place. A state of social
is a state of seclusion
or isolation, i.e., lack
of contact with people. It may stem from bad relationships, loss of loved
ones, deliberate choice, infectious disease, mental disorders,
neurological disorders or circumstances of employment or situation.
Short-term solitude is often valued as a time when one may work, think or
rest without being disturbed. It may be desired for the sake of
. A distinction has
been made between solitude and loneliness
. In this
sense, these two words refer, respectively, to the joy and the pain of
being alone. Solitary
is one who
lives in solitude. Lacking companions or companionship. Being the only
one. Single and isolated
Characterized by or preferring solitude.
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You should be more worried
about feeling lonely than being afraid of being alone.
Being alone means that you can do what you want
, when you want, and
think what you want, without having to accommodate other peoples needs,
beliefs or hang-ups
deal with distractions or any pressure or outside influences. But being
able to do what you want and when you want without restrictions can be
dangerous, especially if you have no control, or don't have knowledge of
the causes and effects of your actions. You need to have certain
responsibilities when you're alone as well as when you're with other
people. Both can be rewarding, and both can have their dangers. Freedom is
only beneficial when you can do beneficial things.
Mistakenly Seeking Solitude: Nicholas Epley and Juliana Schroeder -
University of Chicago
Is being alone a form of
What are some of
the benefits of being alone and having time to yourself
is a skill that everyone
should learn. Reality
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Solitude should be about replacing
, so that processing new information encourages
, as well as increased understanding of the self
and the world around you.
Immune System can effect Social Behavior
holds that knowledge
of anything outside one's own mind is unsure; the external world
and other minds cannot be known and might not exist outside the
mind. As a metaphysical position, solipsism goes further to the
conclusion that the world and other minds do not exist.
Mal de Coucou
is a phenomenon in which
you have an active social life but very few close friends
who you can trust, who you can be yourself with, who can help
flush out the weird psychological toxins that tend to accumulate
over time—which is a form of acute social malnutrition in which
even if you devour an entire buffet of chitchat, you’ll still
feel pangs of hunger.
dream that each random
passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your
—populated with their own ambitions, friends, routines,
worries and inherited craziness—an epic story that continues
invisibly around you like an anthill sprawling deep underground,
with elaborate passageways to thousands of other lives that
you’ll never know existed, in which you might appear only once,
as an extra sipping coffee in the background, as a blur of
traffic passing on the highway, as a lighted window at dusk.
We are the background and in the
foreground at the same time and at all times. It's just how you
look at it, and it's what you choose to focus on, and it's how
much you understand, and how much you know.
Everyone needs someone in their life to share life with
, even if
it's only for a moment. You can live by yourself and still be social once
in a while, so that you do not lose contact.
Everyone thinks a little
differently and sometimes sees things in their own way
, and in those
differences is where we learn more about ourselves and learn more about
the world around us. We need each other to learn, and sharing what we have
learned is natural to life. That is how humans have survived and thrived
for thousands of years, and also
how life survives
. Everyone exploring the world in their own way is
like Bees scattering to find food for the hive, because it's more
effective to have bees searching in multiple places, And bees never forget
where the hive is or forget where they found food. So, I will tell you
what I found if you tell me what you found. Choices, Options, Actions -
Learn, Love, Live, Prosper, Repeat.
is a metaphorical place—or an atmosphere—where people are
happily cut off from the rest of the world
in favor of their own pursuits, usually mental and esoteric ones. From the
19th century, it has been used to designate an environment of intellectual
pursuit disconnected from the practical concerns of everyday life. Most
contemporary uses of the term refer to academia or the college and
university systems in many countries.
Isolation - Living Alone By Choice or by Chance
is to be cut off or left
behind. To be separated physically or socially.
is to cause a person or thing to be or
or apart from others
. To place
a person or animal in quarantine
precaution against infectious or contagious disease. To identify something
and examine or deal with it separately.
is a person who lives in voluntary seclusion from the public and society.
is a person who
lives in seclusion from society.
(forced isolation) -
- Space Travel
One of the dangers of being alone and Isolated is
. Alienation is Killing Americans and Japanese.
Almost a quarter of Japanese men and a tenth of Japanese women
over age 60
say there is
not a single person they could rely on in
. The American crisis may not be so dissimilar from
the Japanese one. Almost no connections with the
world around him: no job, no relationships with neighbors, no spouse or
children who care to be in contact
. It’s the person who, when they
take something out, they don’t put it back; when something breaks, they
don’t fix it; when a relationship falls apart, they don’t repair it.” The
New York Times analyzed over 60 million death certificates collected by
the CDC and found that the mortality rates for all white people between
the ages of 25 and 54 had increased since 1999.
is the absence of love,
affection, or friendliness. To make people withdrawn or isolated or emotionally
dissociated from other people.
- Being ignored is a
type of isolation.
- When Ignorance becomes a
- Information Bubble
is to keep people
when people are fighting among themselves they become weak,
, which makes them
easier to control and
reclusive adolescents or adults who withdraw from society
and seek extreme
degrees of isolation and confinement. Hikikomori refers to both the
phenomenon in general and the recluses themselves. Hikikomori have been
described as loners or "modern-day hermits". Estimates suggest that half a
million Japanese youths have become social recluses, as well as more than
half a million middle-aged individuals. "pulling inward, being confined",
i.e., "acute social withdrawal".
is to lose interest or to pull
back and move away from active participation in society and instead seek
solitude and remove yourself from earlier commitments or activities.
Sometimes to withdraw is to just take some time to think deeply and
carefully about some of your thoughts, and to observe and examine in
details previous actions and behaviors that you have experienced.
Withdrawing from the world is usually just temporary, because you can
never be totally disconnected from the world anyway, especially when
connected in life and the environment
. And over 7 billion humans live
on the same planet as you. So the problems that the rest of the world is
experiencing can easily effect your quality of life anywhere you are on
the planet. So it's a good idea not to burn bridges that you need to live,
or is it a good idea to lose contact with the outside world that you need
to warn you of dangers that are approaching. Sometimes when you withdraw
it may be because certain relationships become toxic or unproductive.
That's when you may want to replace some of your old friends with some new
friends, friends that may have a better understanding of you and the
a person who avoids or does not actively seek human
interaction or relationships
. There are many reasons for their
solitude, intentional or otherwise. Intentional reasons include being
introverted, spiritual, mystic, having religious considerations, or
personal philosophies. Unintentional reasons involve being highly
sensitive, shy, past trauma or events, or having various mental disorders.
is a person who avoids the
company or assistance of others.
is a person who is cast adrift or ashore. While the situation usually
happens after a shipwreck, some people voluntarily stay behind on a
, either to evade captors or
the world in general. A person may also be left ashore as punishment
(marooned). The provisions and resources available to castaways may allow
them to live on the island until other people arrive to take them off the
island. However, such rescue missions may never happen if the person is
not known to still be alive, if the fact that they are missing is unknown,
or if the island is not mapped. These scenarios have given rise to the
plots of numerous stories in the form of novels and film.
is narrowly restricted in outlook
or scope. Suggestive of the isolated life of an
. Relating to or characteristic of or situated on an
There is a big difference between Solitude and forced
A recent study from the United Kingdom reveals some surprising
that one person in 10 people has no close friends
as many as 5 million people in the U.K. might be friendless, so
you see, finding a good friend is not easy, but not impossible.
There are some 700,000
in Japan, young people who are completely
isolated and afraid to reintegrate into society
People should not feel alone, even though
loneliness is perceived to be real and the emotions are
definitely felt, I believe that we are more connected then we
realize, so loneliness
seems to be more of an illusion. Just
like something that you use to be
of, but now you're not.
So even fear is created from a lack of information, just like
most of our
. Many of us are
somewhere between being connected and being disconnected. So when everyone
together finally realizes that we are all connected, that's when we will
finally reach our full potential.
a Japanese phenomenon of people
remaining undiscovered for a long period of time. The phenomenon was first
described in the 1980s. Kodokushi has become an increasing problem in
Japan, attributed to economic troubles and Japan's increasingly
Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare reported there were 3,700
“unaccompanied deaths” in Japan in 2013, but some researchers estimate
that because of significant under-counting, the true figure is closer to
Too much Fame or Attention
can be as bad as
being isolated or alienated.
refers to a self-imposed
state of complete
or near-complete lack of contact between an individual and society. It
differs from loneliness, which reflects a temporary lack of contact with
other humans. Social isolation can be an issue for individuals of any age,
though symptoms may differ by age group.
. Every year, nearly
one hundred thousand Japanese vanish without a trace. Known as the johatsu,
or the “evaporated,” they are often driven by shame and hopelessness,
leaving behind lost jobs, disappointed families, and mounting debts.
is a minor or a person under a specified age, who has left
their parents or legal guardians without permission. Statistics show that
females are more likely to run away than males.Solitude
is a state of seclusion
or isolation, i.e.,
lack of contact with people
It may stem from bad relationships, loss of loved ones, deliberate choice,
infectious disease, mental disorders, neurological disorders or
circumstances of employment or situation.
is shutting out or keeping apart from society, or the state of
being secluded, or a place that facilitates it (a secluded place). A
person, a couple, or a larger group may go to a secluded place for
privacy, or because the place is quiet. Seclusion of a single person is
also called solitude.
Loneliness and Risk of Alzheimer Disease
Scientists show what loneliness looks like in the brain
'signature' may reflect how we respond to feelings of social isolation. A
new study shows a sort of signature in the brains of lonely people that
make them distinct in fundamental ways, based on variations in the volume
of different brain regions as well as based on how those regions
communicate with one another across brain networks.Asceticism
in the hope of achieving a high spiritual or intellectual state.
Rigorous self-denial and active self-Restraint
damaging lack of material benefits considered to be basic necessities in a
society. The lack or denial of something considered to be a necessity.
Big 5 Needs
Researchers discover a specific brain circuit damaged by social isolation
. Researchers have identified specific sub-populations
of brain cells in the prefrontal cortex, a key part of the brain that
regulates social behavior, that are required for normal sociability in
adulthood and are profoundly vulnerable to juvenile social isolation in
mice. Researchers found that juvenile isolation led to both reduced
excitability of the prefrontal neurons projecting to the
and increased inhibitory input from other
related neurons, suggesting a circuit mechanism underlying sociability
deficits caused by juvenile social isolation. The paraventricular thalamus
is an interface for brain reward circuits, with input signals arising from
structures, such as prefrontal cortex. The thalamus is composed of
different nuclei that each serve a unique role, ranging from relaying
sensory and motor signals, as well as regulation of consciousness and
alertness. World Without
is a person
confined indoors, especially as a result of physical or mental disability.
is when you live in a
or are kept
in a place which is too small. A place that does not allow much freedom
because it's a small closed space, from which you cannot escape.
is when a person experiences irritability,
listlessness, and similar symptoms resulting from long confinement or
isolation indoors during the winter. Cabin fever isn't a recognized
psychological disorder, but that doesn't mean that the feelings aren't
real to certain people. The distress can be real. It can make fulfilling
the requirements of everyday life difficult.
refers to the distressing claustrophobic irritability or
restlessness experienced when a person, or group, is stuck at an isolated
location or in confined quarters for an extended period of time. A person
may be referred to as stir-crazy, derived from the use of stir to mean
'prison'. A person may experience cabin fever in a situation such as being
isolated within a vacation cottage out in the countryside, spending long
periods underwater in a submarine, or being otherwise isolated from
civilization. During cabin fever, a person may experience sleepiness or
sleeplessness, have a distrust of anyone they are with, or have an urge to
go outside even in adverse conditions such as poor weather or limited
visibility. The concept is also invoked humorously to indicate simple
boredom from being home alone for an extended period of time. Cabin fever
is not itself a disease and there is no prognosis. However, related
symptoms can lead the sufferer to make irrational decisions that could
potentially threaten their life or the life of the group with whom they
are confined. Some examples would be suicide or paranoia, or leaving the
safety of a cabin during a terrible snow storm that one may be stuck in.
Solitude is a Skill - Some People have Lived Alone For Years
born 16 April 1944, is a Russian Old Believer, part of the Lykov family,
who survived alone
in the Taiga for most of her life. Lykova became a
national phenomenon in the early 1980s when Vasily Peskov published
articles about her family and their extreme isolation
from the rest of
society. Lykova is the sole surviving member of the clan and has been
mostly self-sufficient since 1988, when her father died. In 2014, she
wrote a letter that was published online, requesting anyone to come to
her home to be her helper as her "health is waning".Richard Proenneke
10 Stories of People Who Shunned Civilization for Years
study of human use of
and the effects that
has on behaviour, communication, and social
interaction. Personal Space
are communities who live, or have lived,
either by choice or by
circumstance, without significant contact
with global civilization. Few
peoples have remained totally uncontacted by global civilization.
Indigenous rights activists call for such groups to be left alone, stating
that it will interfere with their right to
Borneo Death Blow -
He Spent 40 Years
Alone in the Woods, and Now Scientists Love Him | Short Film Showcase
video of Gothic, Colorado—one of the coldest places in the United States.
This ghost town has been abandoned since the 1920s, but there is at least
one person who still calls it home. For more than 40 years, current
resident Billy Barr
has lived in a small
cabin, recording data
about the snowpack to pass the time. In this short
film, Morgan Heim of Day’s Edge Productions profiles the legendary local
who inadvertently provided scientists with a treasure trove of
Christopher Thomas Knight
is a former recluse and burglar who lived
without human contact for 27 years
1986 and 2013 in the North Pond area of Maine's Belgrade Lakes. He is also
known as the North Pond Hermit. During his seclusion, Knight lived within
a mile of summer cabins in a crude camp he built in a well-drained
woodland obscured within a cluster of glacial erratic boulders. Having
entered the woods with almost no possessions, he set up a camp composed
entirely of items stolen from nearby cabins and camps. He survived by
committing approximately 1,000 burglaries against houses in the area, at a
rate of approximately 40 per year, to be able to survive during the harsh
winters of Maine. Apart from the fear and notoriety his many burglaries
created in the local area, Knight's unusual life also attracted widespread
international media reports upon his capture. Journalist Michael Finkel
wrote an in-depth story about the incident for GQ magazine, and later
wrote a book titled The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of
the Last True Hermit. Christopher Knight entered the woods in 1986 at 20
years of age, saying goodbye to no one. His parents never reported him
missing to the police. In an interview, Knight said, "I had good parents",
and "We're not emotionally bleeding all over each other. We're not
touchy-feely. Stoicism is expected." At the time of his notoriety, a
neighbor who lived near Knight's childhood home reported that for fourteen
years, they had exchanged no more than a few words with Knight's mother.
Knight survived the bitterly cold Maine winters (with temperatures dipping
as low as −25 °F [−32 °C] by waking up during the coldest part of the
night and pacing his camp until warm. He regularly took cold sponge baths,
shaved, and cut his hair, in part to avoid suspicion in the event he was
spotted by others. He avoided building smoky fires which might reveal the
location of his camp, but relied upon a propane camp stove to cook and
melt snow for drinking and bathing. Stolen propane cylinders were
transported in canoes borrowed from vacant camps. He quietly paddled along
the shadowy shoreline in the pre-dawn hours to avoid being silhouetted on
open water. Knight concealed thefts by sprinkling pine needles over the
canoes he had used when he returned them, presumably to make them appear
to have been undisturbed. He stockpiled supplies to remain in his camp
from November through March to avoid revealing his location by footprints
on snow-covered ground. Many have expressed admiration for Knight's
outdoor survival skills, especially in the harsh Maine winters. Some also
expressed doubt, saying that Knight might have broken into and taken
refuge in vacant cabins. At the time of his arrest, Knight claimed there
was only one instance during his 27 years of solitude in which he spoke
with another human: at some point in the 1990s, he exchanged the word "hi"
with a hiker whom he encountered on a lightly traveled path. Biographer
Michael Finkel later reported that around February 2013, a fisherman named
Tony Bellavance (along with his son and grandson) had discovered Knight in
his camp, two months before he was apprehended by police. Knight later
admitted to having been discovered by the fishermen, but had not mentioned
it to police at the time of his arrest because the group swore a pact to
not tell anyone of their meeting (after the anglers learned that Knight
simply wanted to be left alone). Knight was captured by game warden
Sergeant Terry Hughes on April 4, 2013, while burgling the Pine Tree Camp
in Rome, Maine. He was sentenced to seven months in jail on October 28,
2013, of which he had already served all but a week while awaiting
sentencing. In addition to the jail sentence, Knight paid $2,000 in
restitution to victims, completed a Co-Occurring Disorders Court Program
(designed for people with substance abuse problems and mental health
disorders), and completed three years of probation. Knight has described
deep-felt ethical misgivings about the burglaries committed, saying that
stealing is wrong. Even the prosecutor said a longer sentence would have
been cruel. Judge Nancy Mills believes it is very unlikely that Knight
will re-offend. After release, Knight met with the judge every week,
avoided alcohol, and secured a job with his brother. Journalist Michael
Finkel met with Knight for nine one-hour sessions while he was in jail.
This was the genesis for first an article in GQ magazine in August 2014,
and then the book The Stranger In The Woods, published in March 2017.
Knight was largely reluctant to express any inkling of motives or insights
gained through his experience, but he did offer that "solitude bestows an
increase in something valuable ... my perception. But ... when I applied
my increased perception to myself, I lost my identity. There was no
audience, no one to perform for ... To put it romantically, I was
completely free." Finkel compared this observation to similar statements
by Ralph Waldo Emerson, Charles de Foucauld, and Thomas Merton.
Isolation is a frame of mind
and not just the
. Having a person to talk to can make a big difference, especially
if that person is a friend who you can trust and relate too. But you must
have a strong mind either way. And the only way to have a strong mind is
from learning, and also by having access to the knowledge and information
that you need. So it seems that loneliness is not just the lack of human
contact and friendship, but loneliness is also the lack of knowledge and
information. So what would you choose, to always have a friend to talk to,
or choose to have all the knowledge and information that you can get your
hands on? Just don't end up like Henry..Time Enough at Last
The End of Time Enough at Last
was an episode from The Twilight Zone
series (1959-1964). Even the
smallest addictions can do more harm then good
The 'Most Elusive'
Man in North America
(youtube) - maintains hiking trails.
Masafumi Nagasaki |
The naked Japanese alone on a desert island for 29 years
Living Off the Grid
. Warrick Mitchell lives deep in one of the world's most
remote locations: Fiordland, New Zealand.
Hermit who stepped out of the wild | Australian Story
French Artist Abraham Poincheval
emerges after spending week inside a
12-ton limestone boulder hollowed out inside. Air entered the Rock
through holes. Poincheval was supplied with water, soup and dried meat for
Earth systems science research facility located in Oracle, Arizona. It has
been owned by the University of Arizona since 2011. Its mission is to
serve as a center for research, outreach, teaching, and lifelong learning
about Earth, its living systems, and its place in the universe. It is a
3.14-acre (1.27-hectare) structure originally built to be an artificial,
materially closed ecological system, or vivarium. It remains the largest
closed system ever created. Biosphere 2 was originally meant to
demonstrate the viability of closed ecological systems to support and
maintain human life in outer space, defining mission one as eight humans
for two years.
Hawai’i Space Exploration Analog and Simulation
15 People Lived 40 Days in a Sunless Cave Without Clocks to Study Time
For 40 days and 40 nights, the group lived in and explored the cave as
part of the Deep Time project. There was no sunlight inside, the
temperature was 10 degrees Celsius (50 F) and the relative humidity stood
at 100%. The cave dwellers had no contact with the outside world, no
updates on the pandemic nor any communications with friends or family.
Living in Siberia
#Nomad - BBC Documentary
If people want
to live in isolation
they should be paid to document their surroundings
and perform some basics science measurements
. Then we can air lift a small cabin and then make periodic
food drops using drones
Quotes About Solitude
"The best thinking has been done in solitude." ~
Thomas A. Edison
"Without great solitude no serious work is possible." ~
"What a lovely surprise to finally discover how unlonely being
alone can be." ~
"Solitude is the great teacher, and to learn its lessons you
must pay attention to it." ~
"When we cannot bear to be alone, it means we do not properly
value the only companion we will have from birth to death, which
is ourselves." ~
"Talent is nurtured in solitude … A creation of importance can
only be produced when its author isolates himself, it is a child
of solitude." ~
Johann Wolfgang Von Göethe
"Every kind of creative work demands solitude, and being alone,
constructively alone, is a prerequisite for every phase of the
creative process." ~ Barbara Powell
"To have never known oneself is to have never known anyone."
"Sometimes there are more scary things inside of us than there is outside
Yourself to be Yourself
"There is no I, or You, or Them. You're me,
I'm you, and we're everyone. A branch is not separate from the
tree, the branch is the tree."
"I'm my own best friend, and just like most
friendships, I sometimes ignore myself and disrespect myself,
good friendships are never perfect."
I've Seen All Good People - Your Move by Yes
Don't surround yourself with yourself
"People are sometimes more about what they hide, than what they show."
Songs About Being Alone
One Is The
Loneliest Number - Three Dog Night (Lyrics)
One - Aimee Mann
- different version of the song above (youtube)
Here I Go Again -
(youtube) - Like a drifter I was
born to walk alone
Boulevard of broken
dreams - Green Day
(youtube) - I walk a lonely road, the only one that
I have ever known, don't know where it goes, but it's only me, and I walk
Night - Cat Stevens
(youtube) - Another Saturday night and I ain't got
nobody, I've got some money cause I just got paid, Now how I wish I had
someone to talk to, I'm in an awful way.
All by Myself -
(youtube) - Don't want to be all by myself anymore.
All By Myself
(Hidden Track) Green Day
Only The Lonely -
(youtube) Only the lonely (dum-dumb-dummy doo-wah, ooh
yay, yay, yay, yeah).
Only The Lonely -
(youtube) - It's like I told you only the lonely can play.
Don't Bother Me -
(youtube) - Since she's been gone I want no one to talk to
me, So go away, leave me alone, don't bother me, I've got no time for you
right now, don't bother me.
Miss Me More -
(youtube) - I thought I'd miss you, But I miss me
more, I miss my own beat, to my own snare drum, I miss me more.
Love The One You're
With - Crosby, Stills & Nash
- if you can't be with the one you love,
Love the one you're with.
Bob and Bob "We
know you're alone." 1983
- People who have lived
Alone in Isolation
Assessments can be Flawed
It can't be just about you