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I was reading a post on Homesteading Questions where some of the posters mentioned that they hated to leave home and it got me to thinking about how I love just staying home. I don't care a thing about going shopping, getting out visiting (probably should), going to my Mom's for coffee (my sister goes every evening to drink coffee with Mom, SF and some others). I don't think I would ever leave my place if I didn't have to go get groceries, see parents, doctor's appointments, etc.

I don't get bored being at home. I can alway find something to do. If I need conversation I talk to myself. :p Don't worry I just don't ask myself questions that I have to answer. LOL.

I enjoy working in the garden, with the animals, in the house, etc. So I think I am a loner. Even though I do enjoy having Hubby here and having our children and grandchildren visit. But I honestly think I could live in my own little cocoon with no one else around but family from time to time.

So are you a loner? A social Butterfly? Or somewhere in between?

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I am happiest when I can just stay home all day and putter. But take breaks every few hours to chat by phone or online.

Getting together with people can be such a hassle, trying to fit their schedules and matching tastes and budgets and having to go out and all. Interacting through technology is so much less disrupting to getting anything done around the house.
 

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Southrngardngal, I'm just like you. Love best to be at home, working on my own. I can go weeks without talking to anyone but DH.

I'm a social potato. :)
 

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I would honestly say I am a loner or introvert. Although, being raised with many brothers and sisters I NEED to get out of the house daily and at least go shopping or be in a loud place.

All through school I had to do homework where people were yelling or playing music.

I think having children forces you to venture from your comfort zone and actually interact with other people. I enjoy talking to other people, yet will not strike up a conversation without rehearsing the whole thing first. *L*
 

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I am a major extrovert. Put me in a crowd of strangers and I'll talk to everyone. That being said, I work with people all day long, have employees that count on me, have to stay "up" in front of employees, executives and customers, then go home to a house full of kids and a wife (which is a blessing, of course). Given all that, I value and enjoy my alone time.

When I travel for work, I love the first day or two, then get depressed and lonely and can't wait to see my kids again.
 

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I am an introverted loner. However I am also a chameleon and can play the part of the friendly sociable guy if need be.
Hmmm..... actually if I prefer the company of my wife and kids but no one else does that make me a introverted semi-loner then? :shrug:
 

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My growing up years, I was very shy and pretty much a loner. Even through my teen years, I don't remember joining into discussions unless forced to. However, whenever I married and my husband took a job that moved us around the country a few times, I had no choice but to come out of my shell. It seemed we were always meeting new people, I was always starting on a new job, had his business functions to attend and I knew I had to give a good impressions for him. After several years, I remember stopping and thinking "Even though I don't have a degree and I grew up in the boonies, I can talk to anyone about almost anything" and realized I was a very good conversationalist and enjoyed it. I know that if I'd never left my familiar surroundings where I grew up, it would still be hard for me to talk to people. I enjoy my quiet home time, but I do enjoy people too.
 

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loner, always have been. I'm not much of a people person. Seems everytime I leave, there are rude drivers, rude people in the store...whatever. I'll stay at home with my wife and son, and be totally happy. :dance:
 

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Definitely a loner here. I enjoy hubby's company very much, but other than that, I really prefer to entertain myself. I'll find any number of excuses to avoid going out in public! :p
 

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I am in between. I don't like big crowds of people and prefer to enter in my own home should I feel the need. My list of close friends is very short. The list of people I "know" is long, but those aren't people I'd call and chat with you know? So, yea.....in between somewhere. :)
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Loner also. I guess mine is more because of life's circumstances. Not much into "games" people play...don't gossip, don't cheat. Just like being home or camping with my family. I get pretty uncomfortable in crowds so I try to avoid them. Just give me my garden to work in and I'm happy!
 

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Like CJ, I'm a loner with my DH as the exception. He can be around all the time, and that's fine (which is a good thing :) ). Other than that, I spend my life fending people off with sticks. It's bizarre, but I find that the less you want other people's company, the more they feel compelled to push themselves on you. Kind of like a predator with the instinct to chase. Meanwhile, I imagine the world is filled with all kinds of lonely people who can't get enough contact with others - why can't they just find each other and leave me alone??
 

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loner here too. One on of my very first report cards there was a note on it saying that I needed to get my nose out of a book and play with the other kids. The book was more interesting. I have one or two close friends. What we've gone thru lately has really shown me who those friends are too. Dh is still at home and that's ok too. He doesn't bother me. I can stay home for days on end and it never bother me. Now if you give me a stack of good books (and nothing else to do) I can still completely loose myself in the world I'm reading about.
 

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I quess, I am a loner. I love being at home in my own little world. I go to the groc. store and shopping really early to avoid crowds, and all those people, I know that want to chat! I feel akward and really do not enjoy parties or crowds.. I love the company of my dh, my children and their familes or a few very close friends. One on one, I can talk with just about anyone but in a crowd--you will find me behind the crowd, looking at paintings, the yard/flowers/gardens, their collections etc... Dh can walk into a room and talk to a total strange about ANYTHING. He is very bright, he retains everything he reads, sees or hears and recalls it all in a second, names and faces --he knows everyone. But he too prefers to be at home with his family. My children love crowds, noise--one of my sons can walk into a crowded room and it lights up--he is the life of the party! He has to have a crowd around.. He does well at his job. I have a daughter how hates to be alone and can not be home with out the phone on her ear--chatting.. It's a pain to be at her house because the phone rings off the hook.. Another daughter is fine either way but does enjoy alone time..The other seems fine either way..
 

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Amazing how many of us are loners or close to it isn't it!
 

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Loner. I love my DW and my babies but honestly, I can go for a long time with no human contact. My wife thinks because I call her during the day and like to hug on her and stuff that there's no way I'm a loner. When she doesn't know is that I'm that way because I love her and want her to FEEL loved. I may miss them if they're gone somewhere but still, my alone time ends way too quickly sometimes :)
 
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