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The Lemon Orchard

April 14, 2011

The Satisfaction of Solitude

Solitude is a state of being alone without being lonely and can lead to self-awareness. The act of living in solitude, or being a loner, is not a very popular lifestyle, but is one that some people truly enjoy…….

Being alone is a positive and constructive state of engagement with oneself; a state of solitude where you provide you own wonderful and sufficient company……

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Studies have shown that during social situations, specific areas in the brains of loners experience especially lively blood flow, indicating a sort of over-stimulation, which explains why they find parties so wearying. Studies also suggest that introverts may be more attuned to all sorts of positive experiences as well. This added sensitivity, studies show, could mean that people who are reserved have an ability to respond quickly to situations—such as coming to your aid in a moment of need—or show unusual empathy to a friend, due to their strong emotional antennae. People who prefer being alone typically have very high sensory acuity……..

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We need to end the bad stigma that aloneness is a negative position that’s similar to loneliness. The relief provided by solitude, reverie, contemplation, being alone and private times is very enriching.

 [Full article can be read at CHAT]

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2 comments

  1. As an introvert, I can confirm that all this is true. And extroverts never understand it.


  2. I feel sorry for extroverts. They get into all sorts of strife because they can’t bear a little solitude without wigging out.



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