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15.
Alright, kids, let's have a true, unbiased, comprehensible, detailed definition. First off, loners are not necessarily social retards or depressed. Yes, one could be a loner because they are depressed or lack social skills, but there are also many loners who are named as such because they simply prefer their own company. Loners are characterized by enjoying solitary activities, such as listening to and making music, constructing art, writing, reading, thinking, learning, gaming on the internet and in video games, going on the computer for whatever reason, and other individual hobbies. Loners listen to whatever music they like; anywhere from Baroque to Blues Rock, Heavy Metal to Folk, Indie to Rap, Country to Techno. They dress however they please; they may have their own individual style, or just wear standard jeans and a t-shirt from whichever store at which they find themselves. Loners are just as likely to suffer and not suffer from depression and other mental disorders as anyone else; however, more commonly found amongst loners than those that are social may be Schizoid Personality Disorder, because it is, by definition, a "disorder" in which one lacks the desire for interpersonal relationships. Society today associates itself with a dogma that everyone desires to be socialized, have a close-knit or large group of friends and loved ones, etc, so that when there is someone who prefers solitude, they are often attributed as strange, depressed, feeling unloved, or insecure. This is not true. Loners are very diverse individuals; same as a case with someone you may find who is a social butterfly that fits into no specific group, you cannot stereotype or pigeon-hole loners. The only characteristic they possess that detaches them from another label is that they prefer their lonesome company.
Loners just like to be by themselves. That's all there is to it.
by Fabula August 07, 2009
 
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Someone who see the people in this world and knows they're fucked up, therefore avoiding interaction with them.
Why loner:

Just look around the internet and you will see what i mean. They were those people who used to be my friends when we were kids but it's sad to see what they have becomed now.
by exzau2 May 29, 2009
 
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There are three types of loners:
1. A person who doesn't know how to connect with others, verbally, or physically, even though they may want to. This is either due to lack of skills, mental social deficiency, or anxiety. The causes of which are myriad.
2. A person who does know how to connect with others, but chooses not to because they view people as either victims or prey. A predator usually operates best alone in the human environment.
3. A person who knows how to connect with others, but others do not know how to reciprocate. This type of person is usually very gifted intellectually and they understand and even take for granted many concepts,social que's,and knowledge as being "common" and "understood." This accelerated comprehension is beyond the others ability to keep pace and scope, so they lose interest. The "loner" here is not attempting to be offputting, they are simple comprehending the world through their mind, as the other is through their mind. Neither is wrong, or even better. It is simply a matter of their being fewer highly intelligent people, therefore making it difficult for them to connect with others. This type of loner is the saddest, because they have so much to offer, but no one can hear them.
Example of 1. A quiet lady who comes into a bar alone, sits down and orders a drink. She allows others to talk to her, but doesn't know what, when or how to say what they want to express. Unclearness regarding the boundaries and potential reactions of the other is at the root of the silence.
Example of 2. A quiet male enters a bar and sits innocuously in the corner, with a low profile and makes no attempt to stand out in any way. They usually pick a strategically advantageous place to watch and listen to the goings on others. He will be seen regularly and will be known as very polite, quiet and easygoing. He identifies targets based on whatever is driving his predatory instinct. He then begins to work on a plan to carry out his attack. They are often the last person anyone would suspect, they have no friends, and they don't talk about themselves at all, beyond the cursory, which is why these types are so very difficult for law enforcement to catch.
Example 3. A man comes into a bar, he smiles and readily strikes up conversations with others. Within a few minutes the other begins to feel a sense of being "lost" in the conversation. There is a feeling of disconnect. Within a few more minutes the man is left to himself. This cycle will repeat itself unless he becomes intoxicated, then much of the intellect is short circuited and some connectivity can occur. This type of person can eventually become a type 1 loner because they are at a loss of exactly how to socially communicate more effectively, and so lose interest. Ironically this is due to the difficulty of it. A loose analogy would be how adult people lose interest in talking to children about adult topics and more often vice-versa. The IQ distance can be as great as a five year old talking to a twenty something, except everyone in this situation, everyone is an adult.
by eloopmas October 05, 2007
 
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A person who chooses to ignore the commonly held belief that humans are by nature social and therefore need constant interaction with others to lead an enjoyable life.
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 legendary Musashi was loner swordsman who, even though he trained under others, developed his best skills and even a strategic manual alone.

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.
by Nomadic Heretic August 31, 2009
 
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someone who is isolated from others.sometimes self imposed,other times not
there's actually freedom in being a loner if you approach it the right way.you can do whatever you want (within reason,of course) and if you come to the realization that you are a loner,then there's no mystery if people are going to like you.enjoy your life and let everyone else worry about living up to
some image.after my last girlfriend broke up with me,i felt free for some reason.sure,i loved my ex,but i didn't HAVE to be friends with her friends,i
didn't have to talk to people she knew,but i didn't like.i didn't have to justify why i liked this music or watched that tv show.or why i had the job i had.

people don't like me? so what! i've been dealing with that since elementary school.if you make friends along the way,cool,but live your life the way
you want.the WORST thing is to have regrets about not being what you wanted to be in life.plus your life is how you design it.you put yourself in good situations,
then logically good things will happen.you hang around bad people and situations,then yeah,bad things tend to happen.and it doesn't matter if you're a loner or not.
by satan is my bitch October 27, 2008
 
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One who spends most of their time in solitude. This may or may not be by choice. If it's by choice, the person is probably an introvert and enjoys their independence. But for those who are a loner not by choice is usually the result of low confidence and the inability to make/keep friends and not fitting in with society.
There is nothing wrong with being a loner if the person enjoys their solitude. But for those who are one by chance, it is not fun and can result in depression.
by krock1dk March 03, 2008
 
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Loner is someone who very well can be extremely extrovert.

Someone who can have a lot of so called friends, out of which 90% doesn't have anything better to do except gamble, drink, and waste time this wonderful Universe presented us with. That loner despises herd mentality which is basis of contemporary world and its everyday happenings.

That loner, high intelligent as he is, and realizing that man is measure of all things, can downgrade himself to the level of fools and idiots, but he feels lousy afterward, because after all he is above good and bad and all subjective truths, especially spoken by his superficial and shallow-minded so called "friends".

He has real friends, but they have life besides him, like he does. He has a lot of them, yet they have a lot of their obligations and enjoyments instead of plain coffee drinking, conspicuous alcohol consumption, card, slot and roulette playing, gossiping, and all of the vices, his so called "friends" are engrossed in every day, waiting salvation to come, something to change.

These pseudo-friends are not culprits for his decision to become loner, voluntary outcast and social misfit, because they just make statistical majority of population, they are that background noise that mars music and fills Universe. They are here for artisan to create, for flower to flourish. He has arisen amongst them like rose in dirt, like massive supernova amid plain sun-like stars, "existenz" that does not need the Other to approve of it, just because He is.

On some subconscious, deeply hidden level, he feels grateful for that immensely funny moments filled with their infinite stupidity and absurdity, senseless discourses and dilemmas about trivial and banal things, that show real nature of Universe itself, presenting him with his freedom. His freedom he deserved watching, perceiving and finally understanding this absurdity and nonsenseless. His innocence he takes for granted, because he didn't ask to be born, yet he doesn't want to die.

Anyway, these mundane enjoyment, our loner left behind, preferring company of his real friends, and "same-level" friends, ones filled with intelligence, reason, advanced morals, leaders not wanted to lead, yet despising more those who follows, wise, silent sages, loners themselves, loving company of the likes, true übermansch.

Do not sexually underestimate him, diminish his masculinity, because he likes sex, he has sex. More options at sex than most guys he knows. He nails better chicks then they. Yet whether he finds them shallow or unattractive, he leaves them eventually, not being afraid of being alone, not wanting to pay outrageous price for sex: hours of prologue and epilogue that precedes and follows that same coitus, hours filled with utter stupidity and horrifying emptiness. He can live in company of Marcus Aurelius, Epicurus, Epictetus, Diogenes, Socrates, Seneca. History is abundant of his colleagues in the quest of solving riddle of life. Even modern thinkers are his friend, among which the dearest to his heart is the one who said: "Very tall tree is sentenced to live and grow all alone". This dearest friend is Friedrich Nietzsche.
That type of loner, very often is me. Sometimes I succumb to my animal instincts and socialize with "downers" and human animals, non authentic beings, just for the sake of forgetting myself, losing myself in anesthetic laughter. Here, I do not think of my dog, with whom I enjoy running through woods every day I love dearly.
by miroslav.cvetinov September 20, 2008