Usually this person enjoys a plethora of solo social activities (internet, books, gaming, science/math related hobbies) and can comfortably attend social events and activities alone.
Loners can interact socially and in some cases are well received by others; yet still look forward to their alone time.
A person whose mindset is different(in many cases exactly in opposition to) than most of the people they interact with regarding politics, social issues, economic issues, and life in general.
Loners in many cases would rather speak about issues that affect everyone rather than what this celebrity did on that day.
Loners also have a live and let live attitude.
In friendships and relationships loners are usually fiercely loyal and honest and can even be quite romantic; but their nontraditional style in many cases may leave their mates and friends in wonderment.
If a loner finds a similar soul, they will usually bond with that person well because there is no strong social obligation/demand as there may be with non loners.
Loners, if they do follow any traditions, usually do so in their own unique fashion which comes from self analysis rather than strictly following someone elses interpretation. Loners are close cousins to mavericks and pioneers. And some of them even become innovators and thinkers who solve certain problems in unexpected ways.
Loners are not to be confused with the lonely. Lonely people prefer being social, but for internal and/or external reasons have problems doing so.
Lonely people are the ones who suffer from depression and related disorders more than what is said to be normal because their need for human contact is not being fulfilled to their preference.
Being a loner is an active choice.
Being lonely is a collection of negative circumstances that limit choice.
The person who I consider one of the dearest people I know(even more so than most of my blood relatives) is a loner.
She is smart. witty, intelligent, intuitive, deep, honest, caring, strong, assertive, free thinking, loyal
as well as physically attractive(in a general sense because I see her as mom).
She is teaching me ways to acquire my freedom and sovereignty more than just in my mind and habits.
The one i always wished to be and looked up to was The cool loner, they're the one who does their own thing, dosen't really care what others think, rejects most people yet is looked up to and follows their own lead. Usually ends up popular in some way despite their aversion to popularity in general. They always have the 'cool' people approaching them wanting to be friends yet they prefer to do their own thing. Usually are hated or loved. This kind of person is usually miles ahead of the 'popular people'
Then there's guys like me.. The loser loner. The type of guy who dosen't have good social skills, No confidence and jealous traits. The one who never gets the girl, the money or the friends. The dumb guy who nobody notices. The one who feels invisible around women. The one who nobody wants to spend time with. Known as 'the boring guy', the 'friendless' guy, the invisible man. We have to act out to get attention. We arent lone wolves, we are dependent insecure people who are usally better friends with the teachers and tag-a-long. We were dealt a bad hand in life.
But the main way political beliefs are inputted into people is through being social and associating one's self with others. So unfortunately, many loners tend to have radical beliefs and hold morals that greatly differ from their peers and even their own family. To put it simply, you can find a communist in a family of patriotic Americans or a conservative in a family of liberals.
Father: Gay marriage should be allowed!
Son: Welfare should be abolished!