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    INFJ - The Protectors

    How often do you find yourself feeling lonely?

    I am curious because ISTP get labelled 'the lone wolf'.... And I am wondering how often do you feel lonely or what situation would cause you to feel lonely? You guys seem to thrive on being alone, or is that my own misunderstanding?
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    ISTP - The Mechanics

    I love to be alone. I can spend may days off without seeing anybody. I just do my stuff - research on actual hobby, hiking, watching favorite series, reading. I have my friends, but I can go weeks without seeing them. Thing is, I know, I can reach them any time, and they will respond in same casual manner. Like we spoke yesterday.

    But yes, lately I have that feeling. No, it's not because I don't see them. I can see them once a month and it's all good. The lonely feeling comes from something else. Two of my best mates got themselves recently a girlfriends. And that inevitably is going to lead to part our ways (for various reasons. I'm female after all, and I know, at least one of girlfriends is not happy with that fact. And you know, men in love...). It's that inevitability of saying goodbye to a friends, that make me feel lonely. Not a fact that they are or not physically present.

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    ISTP - The Mechanics

    The answer would be never, I guess.

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    ISTP - The Mechanics

    I've never felt "lonely" in my life, just ready to socialise with people.

    When I have been socialising a lot for a while, One of two things usually happens. I either have to take a step back after feeling ive invested myself to much/ i need time to myself, or i start to get tired and irritated by people and social politics/rules/bullshit to the point where I have to detach myself for a while.

    I could easily go months by myself without feeling lonely.

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    ISTP - The Mechanics

    I think I felt lonely for a while in high school, but I think that had more to do with an unrequited infatuation situation than anything else. That was also back when I thought I should try to be more "normal" instead of being comfortable with solitude.

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    ISTP - The Mechanics

    It's not so much as feeling lonely, but rather I find myself lonely at times... doesn't mean I dislike being alone. I socialize with people for a while, then I step back realizing that I need to re-evaluate myself. For me, I thrive on being alone when the time seems fit, but not when it comes to loneliness, so the "lone wolf" label can easily apply to me.

    You asked what the cause of it was. In my case, it's the choices I've made in my life so far that brings out my need to focus on my goals; becoming more independent. But what that does is make me into a deviant, which is good because I dislike conformity, but bad because of that dislike which prevents me from making any potential connections; I've disregarded more of those connections than I like to admit. Much of the week I find myself re-evaluating what I believe is necessary and what the costs are. Maybe the sole reason loneliness became most prominent to me was because the amount of people closely involved in any way was non-existent. I've made some good friends, because I find some them being similar to me. It's times such as the above in which activities don't really cut it.

    You're at a good understanding with what you said, just need some more depth into it.
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    ISTP - The Mechanics

    Quote Originally Posted by doudoudoudo View Post
    I am curious because ISTP get labelled 'the lone wolf'.... And I am wondering how often do you feel lonely or what situation would cause you to feel lonely? You guys seem to thrive on being alone, or is that my own misunderstanding?
    I am definently a lone wolf, and prefer it that way. I used to have social anxiety and was lonely quite often... but i out grew that and am never lonely i actually need my alone time to do my own thing. I like doing things alone, i fish alone, i watch movies alone, i go to the bars alone (when im looking for a chick, i hate having a wingman) because i can do my own thing without other people getting in the way.

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    Unknown Personality

    I like my time alone, but too much of it and I end up lonely. I need friends to do things with.

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    ISTP - The Mechanics

    Being alone feels natural to me.

    However, I want friends so I don't miss out on shit that I don't discover myself. Friends expand a network and efficiently find new things for you to try. A lot of people look for friends to listen to them and get their back, I just want the activity network. But I'd be willing to pay with my loyalty for it, as long as the right people come along.
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    ISTP - The Mechanics

    I'm usually quite fine alone. I do get lonely sometimes with school/work taking up all my time, I don't see friends often.


     
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