As a Forty Plusser woman I sometimes prefer my own company vs being in the company of other people. I have no trouble to be alone by myself. I must say that I actually do enjoy my own company. There are also times when I truly enjoy being in the company of others. But there are moments that I really feel lonely while being surrounded by people.
When you are alone, it is a state of being. You are quite happy to be in your own company. When you feel lonely, it is a state of mind. Loneliness leaves a feeling of emptiness.
Okay, so you are at a party, surrounded by a dozen of people and still feel completely and totally lonely?
Quality friends rather than quantity: You are the type of person that rather have a handful of close friends, rather by socially surrounded by random people.
Time spend on social media: You spent too much time on social media and neglect your real face to face friendships.
Crowd irritates you: Maybe there is a person that irritates the crap out of you! You go into some “survival mode”and switch yourself off…
You are an introvert: You don’t like to share your feelings with others and socializing is simply too exhausting for you!
Lack of Self-confidence: Your self-confidence can play a big role in the way that you relate to others. You may feel unworthy and incapable to join in conversations.
Trust issues: You simply don’t feel “safe” to let your guard down. People may have hurt you in the past. Backstabbing and gossiping…
Lack of interest: You are not interested to join in on a certain topic or conversation. You feel bored.
Depression: Sad but true. Depression can make you feel totally isolated. Depression also has a way to push you away from people who love you.