A person incapable of, or unwilling to socialise with other people. They will often spend an unnatural, possibly harmful amount of time in exclusion. Get a life you lonely hermit
Source: Cyrus, Jul 19, 2004
Also a word used to describe someone who does not like the same things they do, often they do not see the whole picture and assume the hermit is socially retarded, when in fact he/she may just like thier circle of friends but do not know anyone into what they like to do outside, they will go out on adventure with other people if they ask and it is somthing they may enjoy.
'Are you coming to the party next week'
'No I would rather stay in and watch a movie'
'Oh, you must not like me or the people I hang around with'
'No, not at all, I dont like 'everyone', but I just dont know most of them yet'
'Oh, right, do you want to come and race motocross with me in two months, I have loads of friends at the track'
'Yes absolutely, let me get some money together, I may not manage it, but I will try'
'Cool I know where you can pick up a cheap bike mate, my friends know the used bike market'
Anyway Hermits are people who tend to not want to socialize with other humans all the time. Most spend their entire lives wandering the planet. Like loners they do tend to make friends, and associates, and can pretty much network with anyone, but they choose not to go any further than a hollow friendship. Though they do run in to the best plutonic relationships.
Hermits, and loners are not socially inept, but hermits tend to not like to stay in the same place for very long. Thus not permitting the time it takes to actually be in some kind of crappy group or something like that.
Many have high IQ's and are bored and unchallenged in social settings. They want to do what they want to do. Uninterrupted and unbothered. Often driven and very successful in knowledge and achievements in science & arts & philosophy (think Einstein)
~ They would prefer Riding a horse in the mountains to going to a camp sing-a-long.
~ Internet classes instead of a campus.
~ Cooking a gourmet dinner for a romantic date instead of Going to a Restaurant.
~ Internet surfing instead of myspace/twitter.
Albert Einstein Quote:
"Solitude is painful when one is young, but delightful when one is more mature."
The life of a hermit is usually very lonely, they don't like going out and seeing other people/friends and prefer to stay indoors.
A hermits best friend is usually his computer or television. They usually find sanctuary in games such as Guitar Hero or World of Warcraft.
Sango "Errrr, sorry man I'm gona stay in and play Guitar Hero"
Peter "Come on I will buy you a drink haven't seen you in weeks you hermit"
Sango "Noo thanks, kinda busy" *loud guitar hero strumming in the background*
Do you ever go out???NOPE!!!!
Ur such a Hermit...Lol