In the modern age, many people who choose to spend time alone are not sad or lonely at all—they are actually highly intelligent and mentally and emotionally strong. Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter can be genuinely entertaining and therapeutic for some people, but other individuals simply require time alone in order to relax, brainstorm, meditate, be creative, or otherwise accept and release. Please read the following list in order to gain a better understanding of why “loners” are smarter and stronger than most people think they are.
#1: They’re confident.
People who spend time alone tend to be difficult to wield influence over, partly because they have usually spent a significant amount of time contemplating their circumstances, options, and decisions ahead of time. What’s more, it’s also difficult to negatively impact the mood of these people.
#2: They’re productive.
“Loners” seem to get more things done than more social individuals, and they also seem to be more productive in general. This could be because people who value alone time are able to separate themselves from other people’s life dramas and avoid countless distractions by doing so.
#3: They’re creative.
People who enjoy spending time alone with themselves have more time to think about themselves and what they really like. As a result of this, brainstorming naturally occurs and they have the urge to get creative. What’s more, because these people are creating things that are inspired by other things they enjoy, the final works usually turn out grade-A.
#4: They’re calm and peaceful.
Most individuals who spend time alone are able to think about their life, accept it for what it is, release any negativity that life has caused them to harbour, and genuinely move on. Anyone who is able to do this will feel quite calm and peaceful.
#5: They’re excellent problem solvers.
Again, partly because “loners” spend so much more time thinking about what’s happening in their lives, they brainstorm naturally and frequently and are able to discover solutions for both significant and nagging problems.
#6: They’re independent.
People who enjoy alone time are inherently independent; unless they’re extremely well-off and have servants deliver meals and goods to them on command, people who spend time alone take care of virtually every aspect of their lives.
#7: They’re good writers and storytellers.
“Writing is solitary. You spend so much time alone and in your own mind, telling stories.”—Ruth Ozeki
#8: They enjoy doing what movie stars aspire to doing.
“When you work in such a surreal environment as movies, just listening to some tunes or hanging out with friends is what you crave. Even time alone.”—Orlando Bloom
#9: They think comprehensively and existentially.
“It’s very important to enjoy time alone with yourself and just existing, because existence is kind of cool.”—Angel Olsen
#10: They’re usually more closely connected to the environment.
“If you spend time alone in the wilderness, you get very attuned to living things.”—George Dyson
#11: They value experience and genuine knowledge over entertainment.
“No one ever said on their deathbed, ‘Gee, I wish I had spent more time alone with my computer.’”—Danielle Berry
*This content was inspired by an amazing article that can be found here.