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    Default Introverts and amount of time spent alone

    Just for comparison.

    How much time do you have to spend alone? How frequently?
    What does the required amount depend on?
    What do you do when you are alone?
    Do you ever feel you have been alone too long?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leysing View Post
    Just for comparison.

    How much time do you have to spend alone? How frequently?
    What does the required amount depend on?
    What do you do when you are alone?
    Do you ever feel you have been alone too long?
    1.according to people who know me, More then I should, most days I probably get out once a week if that not counting class and it's normally for like an hour. But I'm fine, unless I don't anything for month then I get depressed
    2.How stressed I am
    3.Watch tv, read, listen too music, day dream, play games, think
    4.Yes
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    i dunno what else to say so

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    I usually don't mind, or even enjoy, spending most of the day alone. I enjoy spending time with other people, as long as it isn't for too long (i.e. all day. Half a day of constant socializing is enough for me).

    I spend time alone depending on what I feel like doing. Most of my hobbies, such as playing guitar or reading, are things you do alone, so I do those most. I eventually get sick of being alone, and you can only do the same hobbies for so long in a day.

    I've felt I was alone for too long. It sucks when that happens and all your friends are on vacation/at work right when it hits

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    How much time do you have to spend alone? How frequently?
    Very much. I could say at least 60 % of the time I am awake daily.

    What does the required amount depend on?
    The amount of stress and the amount I have been socializing.

    What do you do when you are alone?
    I listen to music, play the guitar, draw and do other artistic things. I surf in the net and do things with my computer. I go jogging and biking alone. I like to read, as well. And I think and I daydream. I think and daydream very much

    Do you ever feel you have been alone too long?
    I sometimes feel like this, but not too often nowadays. I'm still studying, the days are long and the pace is hectic, so I'm often stressed, and I surely don't have the problem of not meeting people. Stress makes me yearn for privacy and peace.

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    When I have spent insufficient time unbothered (and by "bothered" I mean for it to be neutral) by others--no matter who they are or how much I like them--I will not be able to function effectively. It's not so much "How much time do I need alone?" as "I can only handle a several hours of direct communication with others every couple of days." Otherwise.. I lose touch with myself and I get stressed and scatter-brained.

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    How much time do you have to spend alone? How frequently?


    I spend a lot of time alone. I'd wager to say most of my time is spent alone -- if not physically alone, then mentally alone. Even surrounded by people I can get my 'alone' time in if nobody's pestering me.

    What does the required amount depend on?


    How much is humanly possible

    What do you do when you are alone?


    Think, write, draw, homework, internet, sundry projects, play instruments. All of my hobbies are solitary activities, actually.

    Do you ever feel you have been alone too long?


    Yes.
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    i might actaully just have social anxiety, but assuming it is introversion:

    1. i generally go out like one night every other week for drinking, if its just hanging out, i can do 3 nights a week of going out.

    sometimes if theres too many people in the library, i wont be able to study, even if its quite and i have headphones canceling noise.... so like even if no ones bothering me....i still dont feel comfortable sometimes....

    2. weirdly though, if im with an extrovert friend, i feel ok about it, i relax and can do extrovert things like talking to new people all day...its only when im alone that i get this desire to run back to my room and close the door....

    3. if im alone, i spend a lot of the time wishing i was with people.

    4. i actaully like people, i usaully just get rejected (real or imagined) and then just refuse to socialize for A LONG TIME... like WAY too long

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    I spend almost all of my time alone.

    Sometimes I crave company, but it's very rare. This can be quite emotional.

    The dog gets a two minute cuddle once every few days. We both seem to need it, and it seems to keep us both going.

    I use the laptop. Watch films. Play piano. Do my night job. Exercise.


    How much time do you have to spend alone?
    I can't remember if I have to do anything.

    What does the required amount depend on?
    My mood, I suppose.

    Do you ever feel you have been alone too long?
    Short term:no. Long term:yes.
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    How much time do you have to spend alone? How frequently?

    Depends, I can go without alone time for some time, but then I need to recharge and compensate afterwards.

    Perhaps on average about 2 hours a day? When I'm with people I feel completely comfortable with, it's less.

    What does the required amount depend on?

    The alone time-non alone time balance.

    What do you do when you are alone?

    Preferably nothing immediately useful...mmm, procrastination, interwebs. Being alone is a lot tougher for me when I don't have the internet to keep me occupied...I went out a lot more often when my laptop was away for repairs for a week...I guess I do really feel "connected" through that cable. :p

    Do you ever feel you have been alone too long?

    Yes...it's sometimes hard to find the right balance for me.

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    It's pretty high, and varies based on how draining the other person is. Some people are effectively neutral-benign, while others are so draining that it takes extended periods to recover.

    1) 80-90%, with some exceptions for those that are non-draining. Some I could deal with almost perpetually (less than 5% alone time required), but they're always exceptionally introverted, too.
    2) How draining the people/activities/etc are.
    3) It varies and matters on where I am. In some places I might go for a hike alone. When gas was less expensive, I'd go on drives alone (too expensive now). Surf the internet, develop software, design things (think), random thinking, etc.
    4) It takes a considerable amount of alone time to become lonely. I do have the occasional longing for human contact, but that's pretty rare.
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