Are you a recluse?

Recluse in Training

Find out now in this highly unscientific quiz.

Question 1:


Hell is:
Other people
A 'team-building' day at work
A party without booze
Solitary confinement

Question 2:


A friend invites you to her boyfriend's birthday party. You won't know anyone else there.
You:
Relish the opportunity to let it all hang out
Find an excuse not to go.
Agree to attend; you're sure it will be fine.
Refuse to go; why did she even ask you in the first place?

Question 3:


Your ideal holiday/vacation would be:
A meditation course in the countryside
A solo retreat - anywhere, as long as you're alone.
Partying at Ibiza, Aiya Napa or the Hamptons.
The usual kind of vacation with a few pals - sight-seeing, sunbathing, shopping, etc.

Question 4:


It's Saturday, and you have nothing scheduled for the day.
You:
Meet up with all the gang for drinks.
Watch a film with a friend.
Go shopping with a couple of mates.
Stay in bed. All day.

Question 5:


The last time you left the house was:
You can't remember.
You're never home. You just shower and sleep there.
Yesterday, or the day before.
During the last 12 hours.

Question 6:


How many friends do you meet up with regularly?
10 or more
4-9.
1-3.
Do online friends count? How about the mailman? I see him everyday!

Question 7:


Internet dating is:
For losers who can't get a date.
A way of meeting people who I probably wouldn't meet otherwise.
The only way I'm going to meet my soulmate.
A last resort.

Question 8:


Famous recluses like J.D. Salinger and Phil Spector are:
Complete Freaks!
Inspirational.
Strange.
Intriguing.

150 Responses to “Quiz: Are you a Recluse?”

  1. 1
    Kaz:

    Just about right.

  2. 2
    PJ:

    Come on then, what was your result?

  3. 3
    sen:

    hmm…so m a non-recluse ( dats wat ur quiz says !) ……. well, maybe its right ..watever !
    Nice blog though ….. really liked it .

  4. 4
    PJ:

    You must be quite the party animal, Sen. Glad you enjoyed the blog.

  5. 5
    PM:

    Non-recluse. Cool blog. Hope you break the writers block soon

  6. 6
    stimps:

    I’ve been a recluse so long, I’ve really sort of forgotten about it. I only remember under stress, when my family bugs me about meeting up for a family do or something. Bleah. I guess I must like it… it started when I was about ten, and I’m 43 now. Long live the recluses… we never pick up the flu from work. =)

  7. 7
    stimps:

    Oh, I got the Recluse’s Recluse, btw. =) Champion!

  8. 8
    Sarah:

    Recluse in training

    I really should get a job I can do from home.

  9. 9
    Layet:

    Recluse in training….
    nice

    Just stumbled upon your blog…. very nice indeed

    Thanks

  10. 10
    PJ:

    Hi all, we’re getting an interesting set of results here. Stimps, I think you’re the first Recluse’s Recluse I’ve heard about.

  11. 11
    stimps:

    :!:

    I’m not sure if I should be proud or not. =)

  12. 12
    PJ:

    Yeah, it’s probably a dubious honour.

  13. 13
    J.D.:

    I’m a recluse-in-training too! :grin:

  14. 14
    PJ:

    Welcome to the club, J.D. :mrgreen:

  15. 15
    eveapple:

    Recluse in training. Only because I have children am I not more reclusive. Those little buggers are required to go to school by law!

  16. 16
    charles:

    yep I’m a recluse , I killed all my friends.

  17. 17
    Nabin:

    Recluse-in-Training…so thats what my result says. Well when I saw just the result, I was like …what the **** but when I read the description, I realized that nothing else could describe me better. Nice stuffs. Enjoyed your 99 things…I am presently facing a writer’s block and my job in a Call Center doesn’t help the matters either.

  18. 18
    Evil Genius:

    All hail the Recluse’s Recluse! – Don’t even want to comment here, I am even reclusive online. Could not resist the quiz.

  19. 19
    Mahekaru:

    I’m a recluse, I’ve been one for about 2 years now, I 20 years old, I play video games and watch anime, I’m a total otaku as well. The only time I leave to so go to the gas station to get some gamming fuel, I stay up late and wake up at about 4 or 5pm and do it all over again. I buy almost everything online… I one time even bought a gallon of milk online, come to think of it, a orginisation called my house the other day wondering if I was interested in a program that will actually by all my gosseries and deliver them to me. I not sure how they got my number or how they new I was such a recluse, kinda freaky. Anyway, I like it, no one here to piss me off or to get in my way, im not crazy (who said I was crazy), I’ll be an recluse an otaku forever!

  20. 20
    Mahekaru:

    If you are a recluse or a recluse in training, I sugjest you watch “Welcome to the NHK”. it’s an anime about a guy who has been a recluse for 4 years, really good storyline.

  21. 21
    Ed Beisel:

    :evil: KMA Strange one!

  22. 22
    Berbi:

    :shock: Ello, I am pretty much a recluse so my horrible girlfriend keeps telling me. She thinks it is pretty insane to be up at 3am or 6am and then sleep til late morning or just when the fuck I want!
    I am pretty much a Misanthrope as well…anyone else??! I didn’t realise there was anyone like me. I have been made to feel ashamed of my lifestyle. I sometimes don’t go outside for days and I now have a bit of a phobia about using the telephone. I go for days without talking to anyone or even setting one foot outside my door. Sometimes, today for instance I have had to resort to powdered milk as I have a phobia about going out, most people think I am weird where I live and so they leave me alone for the most part!

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    Berbi:

    :twisted: I am the happiest on my own…food and tv and peace……………au revoir

  24. 24
    steph:

    :wink: pretty much what i thought. am geting more reclusive as the years go on though. will take the test again in another 5 years!

  25. 25
    Nevan:

    I am a recluse in training. I am pretty much a tortured soul who can’t stand being with people but I can’t stand being alone for very long either.

  26. 26
    Lakshmi:

    Recluse in training l ……….i actually came across when i was trying to find out whether i can socialize at all after totally lettin my bro down at a party where i was a total antisocial……..Sigh sigh truth is so bitter for me ………Very nice blog tho :smile:

  27. 27
    David:

    I’m not doing a whole lot these days, I’ve since retired from Printing and Graphic, wife is still working at her business however. I do some photography from time to time as a hobby and enjoy spending time with my wife at home now that the kids have moved out and on their own.

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    Eddie Shapanski:

    Hello
    I am The RECLUSE’S RECLUSE…I love my life style
    my perfect existense would be.. Never have to work..an endless supply of Opiates..
    Buying everything online & have it deliverd….NEVER have the Sun shine , I HATE SUNSHINE btw
    GRAY & THUNDER STORMS..LONGER WINTERS WITH A LOT OF BLIZZERDS & HIGH WIND…
    NO DAYLIGHT SAVEINGS TIME ….I LOVE THE NIGHT

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    Heidi:

    :neutral: I enjoy being a recluse because I spent my entire life resolving other’s problems, spending thousands to enrich their lives and really do not enjoy, want or need their company because I have given all I can give. I just want everyone to be happy, successful and leave me alone. I just feel stressed when they want to visit or include me in their activities. I have been let down by so many people, churches, organizations, friends that, although I don’t feel it was deliberate on anyone’s part, I trust no one and just enjoy the peace and tranquility when I have no expectations and am alone.

  30. 30
    stacey:

    I got recluse in training. Sounds about right! I refuel emotionally by getting away from other people.

  31. 31
    Shereen:

    It’s funny because i want to date but I don’t feel like leaving the house and meeting people. What’s the point?

  32. 32
    Ukhti (ook-tee):

    My result is ‘All Hail the Recluse’s Recluse”. Just for the record, I am an not an agoraphobic with a fear of the of open places or others. I simply have no interest in life beyond my front door. Some, like myself, just tend to thrive best hermit-style.

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    Robot:

    Hi

    Done the quiz and I am a recluse in traning it says. In real life though, I am a recluse. I have two friends whom I text and email once a month. I have now moved country which means I won’t see them until who knows. I contact my family by text on my mobile phone once a month and I have no intention of making friends. I am however, an animal lover. I greet shopkeepers and wave to neighbours. I am comfortable with that but as soon as I feel that someone wants to be a friend, I vanish. I cannot stand people’s presence around me. I am very protective over my territory (my home) and just don’t like people coming to the house, unless they have to do the plumbing or the house is on fire.

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    Slmbo:

    Im a recluse in my mind at least I work 6 days a week and get on with my work colleuges etc I get invited to places with them and occasionally go. I have only one close friend and we meet probably every couple of weeks I’ve had many friends in my life but have not maintained contact with them a few I wish that I had kept in contact with. If I had the money I think I would probably move to the country have a few dogs and really only keep in touch with my parents lol. I have had a few girlfriends and would like a life partner but Its hard to meet people when you live the kind of life I do. I guess I come across normal but I’d just like a quiet life with a beautiful girl to travel with.

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    brownin:

    Oh no, I am NOT a recluse in training. Let me take it again! :arrow:

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    Mia:

    I’m a female recluse in training! Most definitely :cool: I love it! I can only stand people around me for a short time. I eventually feel like I want to either have a nervous breakdown or whack them over the head with a two by four to make them get lost. I just get too stressed. I’m single with kids and yes I have to deal with the school and I walk them there and back everyday. But I rarely talk to anyone unless I have to and believe it or not I have an excellent reputation at the school. Probably because I keep my big mouth shut about issues. I love it when my kids go with their dad on the weekends. I need the time to refuel for the following week. Ahhhh it’s like heaven! I rarely go out unless I have to like grocery shop or whatever and even that takes me a couple of hours to pysch myself up to do cuz I just love being at home period. I can’t even stand family visits at my home ugh that is the most stressful of all. Ya’ all just leave me alone! LOL ;-)

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    Dr. Deception:

    A Recluse’s Recluse here. Like I needed any verification. :cool: I just came across your blog (is that still the used word?) today by typing “reclusivity” in a Google search. I enjoy your blog–thanks.

  38. 38
    PJ:

    Love the name, Dr D. Glad you like the blog.

  39. 39
    Chris:

    In training all my life :cry:

  40. 40
    PJ:

    Never mind, Chris. It’s not a contest.

  41. 41
    net.net:

    okay…now what?

  42. 42
    PJ:

    Now nothing. You want a lollipop or something? ;)

  43. 43
    Janina Newball:

    My friend told me about this. Interesting…

  44. 44
    Mac Stout:

    I am Mac Stout —– by society!

  45. 45
    Mick:

    I like your crisp writing style. All the best to you.

  46. 46
    Gazboy:

    I’m “The Recluse’s Recluse….. Cool!

    Can you send me one of those lollipops? I don’t want to risk a covert trip out to get a sugar fix.

    x

  47. 47
    PJ:

    All out of lollies at the mo, Gazboy, but you should enjoy the glow of knowing that you’re the most reclusive of them all.

  48. 48
    Jen:

    Just as I suspected – I’m ” The Recluse’s Recluse”. :cool:

  49. 49
    TML:

    Recluse in training. I am/was an only child, thought I had it down to a fine art :(

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    Linda Reesor:

    I need some to talk with , some one who won;t condeme or riducle me. Some who will listen

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    zaynah:

    Recluse in training sounds about right! Social settings stress me out big. I just started therapy for my anxieties. I just find it easier to be alone! Thanks for sharing guys!!! :razz:

  52. 52
    kristen:

    All hail the else’s recluse….hmm, somehow I’m not surprised, I’ve always been reclusive :)

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    Enlightend1:

    Boo! Im an extrovert I dont know how this happened to me, I’m thinking it over! I am not Enloightend as I thought I was or a recluse. But I do like drinking on my own. Its cheaper that way.

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    Leahg cartoonist:

    It’s official I am a recluse…..

  55. 55
    Sol:

    Wow there many more people like me.

  56. 56
    Quonnran:

    All hail the Recluse’s Recluse!
    Ok, I need a psychoanalyst. Too bad there isn’t one in my house.

  57. 57
    Garbon:

    I’d write something pithy here, but I’d rather not draw attention to myself. Now, please leave me alone.

  58. 58
    Hikokimori:

    I am def a recluse in training…I work, but I don’t socialize with anyone or take up any invites. I cannot wait to get home at the end of the day, shut the door, turn off the phone and just relish my own existence. I shop in express stores because I hate large crowds, never make eye contact and the only way I can get through dealing with people is to imagine I am invisible. I just wanna write, drink coffee, sit in my secluded garden, watch TV or read…perfect. Never want to be in a relationship again as it fuels my anxiety. I like my life. I am happy. :smile:

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    Beach:

    So much easier to just depend and take care of myself. Ppl suck. Too much drama…

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    Kevin:

    I think it can be a balanced life.It runs in my family;friendly enough,not shy,can get along with most anyone.It’s just a matter of preferring not to.Also,being indifferent toward interaction(as most people just leave you cold).Having a better time alone in bed with a book,as opposed to craving attention and opartying,can be wonderfully liberating.

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    mila:

    i got recluses’s recluse. but hey, i still come to work everyday. i just basically think people suck and going out is an inconvenience but hey i do live in vegas town of whores and douchebags so….yeah. I love dogs. lol

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    mila:

    kevin – agree on all counts. I could, I would just rather not.

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    Olivia:

    I’m a Recluse’s Recluse…..That’s about right. I cant remember the time I left the house.

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    MonZod:

    Is this even still active?

    Well, anyway, I got the Recluse’s recluse. I expected as much, as I think i’ve gone a full year or two without seeing any family members besides my parents who I live with. Same goes for my friends.

    My dream life is renting an apartment, in some region that I don’t know anyone in, and just live life with no connections to anyone. I know it sounds weird, but whenever I think about living that life, I get so incredibly happy that only people who feel the same way I do could understand it. People are tiring to be around, and to cope with.

    Anyway, that’s just my point of view.

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    PJ:

    Hi MonZod, thanks for your comment. I’m not actively blogging at the moment, but I’m really glad to read your responses and to know that people are still finding the blog useful.

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    HIWAYROB:

    the old adage “no man is an island” is absolutely WRONG! i am an island and love every waking moment of soltiude and being a total recluse. I NEED NO ONE FOR ANYTHING–EVER!!!!!!!!!! i am an extremely happy person and love MY life the way it is. JUST ME!! i don’t even have a pet. people around me at work enjoy my company, but after work–it’s all about ME. i am a giver, never a taker. i am about charity and helping those in need. but when it’s my time–it’s MY TIME. i go to work–go home–happy happy, joy joy!!

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    mila:

    Rob – I couldn’t agree with you more. I mean I have pets but I can testify to being totally happy, well-liked and a recluse. I recently took on a roommate. BIG MISTAKE. He’s great, don’t get me wrong – but I can’t tell you how invaded I feel. In four months – that shit is over, lol. Love being alone. Perfectly functional recluse here.

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    -:

    All hail the recluse’s recluse!

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    Ricky:

    Very rude of me to ask but if you’re not actively blogging what are you up to these days PJ?

    Just wondering what’s keeping a recluse busy.

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    karan:

    I just do not like to talk to people , see their faces , well why am i typing right now ….

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    Doug:

    Recluse’s recluse. 33 and never had a girlfriend or even a date and just like staying at home with my own thoughts and reading and watching foreign language/world films. Used to be hurt about rejection by girls and no women ever showing interest in me but I have peace of mind now.

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    Oli Bee:

    Well in Doug :) , I work with people all day long !! ,,And i hate it !,I would quiet happily never leave the house if i could

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    Lulu:

    I am a recluse in training ;-)
    My sister in law and my siblings drive me nuts! They like communicating everyday
    I am happy to chat to them once a month or once every two weeks, preferably via text if I can get away with it.
    I love them of course but once a month suits me just fine. I get so stressed when my husband wants us to visit his parents. I swear my mood changes dramatically!
    I am happiest alone in the house. I sometimes think of letting my live in housekeeper go. She gets in my way. I sometimes lock myself in the room so I can be completely alone and I don’t have to deal with her.

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    eeyoremyeeyore:

    Fuck the world and everyone in it. When I get my new place I am cutting everyone out of my life exept my son and only going out when I need to pay bills get stuff my son or I need. People fucking suck and are fake as hell. Im tired of opening up to people that dont give a shit and then wonder why you close them out

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    eeyoremyeeyore:

    I’m so fucking done with everyone! I’ve come to realize who my true friends and family is and that is my son. Know I understand why people become a recluse!!!! :idea:

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    DvN:

    I’m a non recluse(= I don’t know why, but I both enjoy being alone and also being with people at the same time :o

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    Leroy Jenkins:

    my result was recluse in training, which is kind of right. i think i’m by myself alot because i don’t have much family, alot of people are full of shit (just being honest) and my level of income. i enjoy being with my kids, watching videos online and hanging wit my lady friends.

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    Yvonne:

    Ha,ha,ha,….yes I will agree that I am a “recluse in training.”

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    rob ashcroft:

    I think your scoring system is a bit wrong. I scored All hail the Recluse’s Recluse! but I must be much more of a recluse than that :roll:

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    Clutch Hardstone:

    I am a RECLUSE’S RECLUSE! I can dig EDDIE SHAPANSKI’s comments:

    Eddie Shapanski…my perfect existense would be.. Never have to work..an endless supply of Opiates..Buying everything online & have it deliverd….NEVER have the Sun shine , I HATE SUNSHINE btw GRAY & THUNDER STORMS..LONGER WINTERS WITH A LOT OF BLIZZERDS & HIGH WIND…NO DAYLIGHT SAVEINGS TIME ….I LOVE THE NIGHT

    Eddie, you and I would make great friends, except I like being alone. I don’t have to work. I do buy everything online, except groceries, and have it delivered. Sometimes UPS comes by 3 times in a week. I get depressed when we have days of endless sunshine. I thrive with months of gray drizzle, and about 39 degrees is perfect for me. It keeps the kids and dogs inside, and I don’t have to shovel my driveway (not that I’m going anywhere). I hate anything that delays the appearance of nighttime. 4AM is the best time of day if you have to go to Walmart or something to get a fuse. I am married, love my wife, we get along great, but I don’t love people. A Team-Building day at work would make me want to contemplate suicide.

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    jr brown:

    waiting to see my result!

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    jr brown:

    waiting for results! ;-)

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    jr brown:

    oh well wating for results

  88. 88
    PJ:

    JR Brown, your result should appear straight away, please try again.

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    Candice:

    Recluse in training apparently. I get real aggravated/cranky being around a lot of people for an extended period of time. I cuss people out (to myself) all the time because they are just in the way or crowding me. Seems someone is always around even in the most inconspicuous places sometimes. If I go down an empty aisle in the supermarket and want to take my time looking at something, it seems everyone wants to be in the exact same spot after I am there…annoying! I mainly think my attitude towards people has gotten worse over the years mainly because of what I read in the news and how it seems this world gets more f’ed up as time goes on. Don’t get me wrong, I will greet people or speak to people if they approach me or actually ask me a question (I am actually pretty nice), but I don’t go out of my way anymore to socialize. I had a group of friends in high school (made friends pretty easy), but once I left HS, it became harder and harder to make friends. Luckily I met my husband (online dating site) and we are very much alike…at least I can be reclusive with him. I haven’t worked for over 5 years and I am working on my degree. I am very much an animal lover (I have 6 pets) and will take a crowd of animals over people any day.

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    Candice:

    @eeyoremyeeyore: I agree with your comment…I am tired of fake people too and am also over trying to tell people how I am doing when they are obviously not listening and really don’t care.

    @Clutch Hardstone: You are so right….4 am or earlier IS the best time to go to Wal-Mart ;)

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    Greta G:

    Recluse’s Recluse! Sounds right! I’d rather be left alone darling!!
    ;-)

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    Hugo Dare:

    Recluse’s Recluse….thought as much
    just finished my reclusive vacation…left the house once in 12 days.
    Work tomorrow….dread

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    meow:

    the reclusive life style sounds quite pleasant to me. people overwhelm me. not because I dislike them or anything, it’s just I feel mentally, emotionally and physically drained by them. I guess I’m extremely introverted and it’s hard to describe this to my friends without them making them think I no longer like them, ya know? :oops:

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    Seth:

    For me: “All hail the Recluse’s Recluse! They say that no man is an island, but you’re the nearest thing to it. You’re lucky that you live in the time of the internet.”

    Guess so.

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    Ricky B:

    I took the test, mostly out of fun. I knew my results already.
    recluses recluse! I was a reclusive agoraphobic from age 15 to 25.
    at the same time I had anorexia from 14 to 16. then got social anxiety disorder along with the agoraphobia. when I was 24 my dad died and mid 20′s on I attempted and (failed) at some kinda social life, met people had friends (never parties or events!!!) just walked with and would do things around town with. had a couple of doomed relationships that caused me to wanna be a recluse again.
    endless family deaths and tragedies happened, my mom had a stroke in 97 and never regained her ability to speak along with the rest of my family crashing down. my own social anxiety is constant but I manage (sometimes) in my mid to late 30′s I took some great trips just about everywhere, back east, the coast of California, the Grand Canyon.so many fun places and even had a bit of social life. but other tragic events took place and by age 39 I was ready to become a recluse again. now in my late 40′s I only go out when I have to for food, errands (small town) and the doctor every other month. I attend no town events at Xmas, 4th of July or any other we have. I live alone and rarely answer my door. never hang with friends or visit anyone, I have let all my friendships slide and they me. when its cool I go for solitary walks several ties a week and stay in when its hot. I’m not especially depressed, I just am tired of the back stabbing people I have known and have trust issues. I can handle my life, pay bills (and my moms) clean my place and take care of what needs be, but I prefer to be alone and watch old movies, listen to music, cook and take care of my apt and cat.
    people do see me out, but sometimes not for months. I can talk to anyone when i’m out. but feel awkward sometimes and can’t wait to get home. I am a mix of agoraphobia and just plain don’t wanna be around people for long. had I had an easier time growing up without so many failures and personal problems I might be different, who’s to say? but like Garbo, I just vant to be left alone.I feel I deserve my well-earned privacy and quiet life.

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    Davey T:

    I like people I just don’t like to be around them most of the time. That’s including women too. I don’t want a woman in my life and I will be fine. Never accomplished much in my life but consequences jail, prison, drugs, etc. I wouldn’t be angry if I never saw another human being for the next 25 or 30 years. My only problem would be money right now. I would buy solitary freedom from all people.

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    Davey T:

    I love the solitary life ever since I was 14 I tried to fit in with people but I was a fool. I seem to correspond with me better when I am alone. I’d rather deal with people at trade school, work, or maybe the doctor, but not with my personal time. People are misguided, selfish, egotistical, mean, low-down, non-caring, despicable, individuals. Sometimes I wish I never knew the people I already knew. Maybe the good Lord will understand me.

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    nothing2seehere:

    They say that no man is an island, but you’re the nearest thing to it. You’re lucky that you live in the time of the internet.

    being a recluse is safe for me, i’m less likely to disappoint or get hurt :oops:

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    nothing2seehere:

    “I can talk to anyone when i’m out. but feel awkward sometimes and can’t wait to get home. I am a mix of agoraphobia and just plain don’t wanna be around people for long. had I had an easier time growing up without so many failures and personal problems I might be different, who’s to say? but like Garbo, I just vant to be left alone.I feel I deserve my well-earned privacy and quiet life.”

    Quote Ricky, thanks for that post, this is exactly how i feel :roll:

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    Frankie Miears:

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    Caroll Betts:

    I am so glad I found your site. I really found you by accident, while I was browsing on Google for something else. Anyways I am here now and would just like to say thank you for a tremendous post and an all round inspiring blog. (I also enjoy the theme/design), I don’t have time to read through it all at the minute, but I have added your website to my favorites, so when I have time I will be back to read more. Please do keep up the awesome job!

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    Laquanda Gierman:

    I am so glad I stumbled upon your site. I really found you by accident, while I was browsing on Yahoo for something else. Anyways I am here now and would just like to say thank you for a great post and an all round inspiring blog. (I also enjoy the theme/design), I don’t have time to read through it all at the minute, but I have added your website to my favorites, so when I have time I will be back to read more. Please do keep up the awesome job!

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    AMH:

    Recluse in training. So glad there are more people who understand.

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    Rob howel:

    Intresting, but not designed for someone who lives 15 miles from nearest
    Population
    :|

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    coetzeegisela:

    Agreed.

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    randomrecluse:

    I hate being with people or even seeing alot of them around me, I had this phobia where I feel uncomfortable just walking around and I always feel their cold stares, I avoided going out much for much and before I knew it, I became a recluse. Just a teenager here but I don’t seem to fit in with other people of my age group. Started avoiding people cause of an incident.

    nice to know there are other recluses with the same problems

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    Tess:

    I’m the closet thing to an island apparently……well that’s a lovely thing to say to a girl :!:

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    Jez:

    Hey..hope you’re well. Looking forward to more of your posts..it’s been a fair while.

    I was in London last week. What an amazing place. I spent some time at Waterfront’s in Piccadilly. You’ve been there no doubt.

    Hope to see more of you on here.

    Jez

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    Carl:

    recluse-in-training. The only friends I have are at yoga class and people I share with but not my innermost self. That question about Saturday morning and no plans – I would choose to be alone but not in bed all day. Gardening, yoga, clean the car but alone. Just because you are recluse doesn’t mean you waste your life in bed!

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    PJ:

    Hey Carl, thanks for your comment. It’s not a serious quiz by any means, but I do like to laze around in bed all day if I get the chance. Each to their own I guess.

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    Ben:

    Says im a recluse….hit the nail on the head…..i guess i was just hoping for a different answer….oh well, cant fight what u kno is already true i guess

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    Tina:

    Recluse’s Recluse.. sounds about right lol. nice site

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    Luis:

    In training. But I was a full recluse just a couple of weeks ago, so, it’s something. I suffered a lot for 8 months, although I’ve been like that all my life.

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    Blossomhoney:

    :roll: I must say what a relief to read the posts of ‘recluses’ in the making and those who are at peace with themselves. ‘Be true to thyself’. I very much enjoyed reading the candid responses of exposing genuine feelings about an issue that makes you feel weird left wondering ‘Am I weird’? I must say I relate to people who are simply burned out by the end of their work day. I work with 180 students per day, giving each any drop of help, blood , sweat , tears, I can because I care about them. Sometimes I do feel resentment when no one seems to appreciate it – but hey today I watched Joel Osteen and he said if you have never been thanked and you serve others in quiet God knows. I relate also to the person who has been hurt and disappointed and just wants to have peace, tranquility without feeling as though you piss yet someone else off. I am kind to everyone, and need to be alone to rejuvenate my spirit so I can teach and help my students. I am exhausted by the emotional and intellectual requirements it takes to teach my 180 high school students each day; it isn’t the students as much as the beauracracy of it all. As I age I am more selective whom I spend my private home time with. By the way I have a sweet little cottage type home that is my sanctuary – being gone so much during the week I find I just want to be here with my dog, flowers, candles, angels and music. I can pray and meditate more feel closer to God. Hey if this makes me weird -so be it – I am harmless:)

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    Nathalia:

    All hail the Recluse’s Recluse!
    and i love it. :smile:

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    lizzie:

    hey just found your site , how great to find other reclusives

    just love being on my own

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    coetzeegisela:

    :roll: Good stuff.

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    coetzeegisela:

    Good stuff.

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    Bohomiz:

    Hi
    Just found your site after typing the word ‘Recluse’ into Google. Did the quiz and I’m a ‘All Hail the Recluse’s Recluse!’. I’ve had good practice grasshopper.

    As of today’s date (11 Dec 13) I have only been outside my front door once, and that was on Monday for some grocery’s. I only venture outside every two weeks to do grocery shopping, and I love it. I have various disorders, one of them being Avoidant Personality Disorder and Social Anxiety Disorder brought on by parental abuse when I was a child and a SA in the early years of adulthood. The situation and attitudes of the latter put me off people completely. Funnily enough, I don’t even like social networking, which I know a lot of recluse’s like and prefer because it isn’t actually going out and meeting people. With me it’s just people. I have two cats whose company I much prefer.

    However, I also have depression (a co-morbidity of having A.D.H.D), and this is getting worse and my energy and motivation levels in all areas is low to non-existent. Not sure if to look into this or not. Haven’t decided.

    Well this is me. Or a part of me at least.

    For those who like/love being a recluse, a big thumbs up. Oh, and hail to the night time hours, ‘the’ best time of the day – nice and quiet with no AH’s about.

    With kind regards.

    BM.

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    lizzie:

    Hi

    How good to read your comment .

    You are so like me its unbelieveable,

    I to suffer with SAD ANDE PAD

    Also I live with my 2 cats
    Living on my own, means no hurt as I do not trust other people.
    I do go out to the shops and the cinema, which I do not have to converse with others
    ;-) hope to hear from you soon
    Lizzie

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    Charles:

    All hail the recluse’s recluse. Fits me to a tee. I like sitting in the dark. no lights except to find something and I love it when it rains all day for days. DTA, Don’t trust anybody. And I don’t like people. I’m happiest when it’s just me,I and myself.

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    lizzie:

    Hi

    GOOD TO SEE YOUR REPLY CHARLES

    BY MYSELF CAN DO WHAT I WANT NO PROBLEM

    HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT XMAS
    ITS A PAIN WHY SHOULD WE BE WITH PEOPLE WHO PRETEND THEY LIKE US XMAS SHOULD BE CANCELLED

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    Ricky:

    Bohomiz, Lizzie and Charles. I live with my cat. just me and her. I dislike company in anyway!
    If I do have it. I’m nice and cordial. but it’s really draining. so it must be infrequent.
    even my cat is scared of people! haha she hides when anyone comes near the door.
    I sometimes stay in to myself ALONE except for Kitty for 13 days. I just go to the grocery store and Errands and try and get them done in one day so I can recluse for another 2 weeks.
    I too do not trust people and can’t get close anymore. I have SA disorder and avoidant personality. due to my natural shyness and emotional abuse and bullying while growing up.along with rejection from people I trusted and loved. I think I am a good actor in a way. able to chat with people and be friendly. not saying I am a FAKE NICE guy. that part of me wants or wanted to LIKE people. but they are just disappointing. so I bring that out when I have to. as a means of survival when I’m out and put HIM back in hibernation mode until next time. I used to facebook/socialize. now it too seems too fake and cliquish for me. and deactivate my account for months to avoid ‘KNOWING’ anyone. I’m no longer easy to get to know and am as skittish as my cat!
    Now IN MY 40′S I no longer care to even try. leave me with my puttering. decorating and TCM/classic movies and My Kitty Cat and the world OUTSIDE. Phffft be gone!

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    lizzie:

    hi ricky

    great to read your message, you seem a really nice guy

    my cats are nervous too ut that’s good because people aren’t good to have around you

    people used to try to get to know me but I gave nothing away so they gave up

    take care do what you want
    LIZZIE

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    Ricky:

    Thanks Lizzie! that’s nice of you to say so.
    seems all cats I have had are the same! they mirror me some how.
    and you are right people aren’t good to have around you. so many back-stabbers. I just can’t bother any longer. I’m not accessible anymore either. my WORLD has so many things I can enjoy doing alone. people always made me feel FOOLISH. their pretending to care and back stabbing ways sends negative vibes through me like a hot butter knife through butter! I just RUN.

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    nikki r:

    I think the label recluse is for us people who are so cool we like spending time with ourselves

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    lizzie:

    HI

    WHY IS IT PEOPLE PRETENT TO BE A FRIEND THAN HURT YOU IN RETURN

    I FIND BEING ON MY OWN IS BETTER, NO HURT JUST MYSELF TO LIVE LIFE, DOING WHAT I WANT READING WATCHING FILMS, GREAT

    GOOD DAY TO YOU ALL

    LIZ ;-)

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    Social Recluse:

    A long time ago my Mother told me to be my own best friend and I’d never be alone.I like to converse with people but only at MY choosing. I don’t want to be forced to speak with people nor will I put myself in the position to do so. I’m a sports graphic designer so I work from home and LOVE IT. No commute, no talk about Duck Dynasty or any of that nonsense. Just me and my laptop. I can have food delivered, money delivered (again working from home) and pretty much anything else I need. WHY LEAVE?? For the most part I’m a humanitarian but I hate people.I want the best for humanity but am skeptical about the chances of those hopes coming to fruition so why bother? If the most you have to offer is your opinion on the Grammys I’m perfectly content to live in my version of reality totally detatched from the sad realities of ‘the real world’. I wear my recluse
    adge with dignity and honor and only those whom I see fit will ever know me. I think we all owe that to ourselves. I will forces be the Social Relcuse.

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    lizzie:

    HI
    yes I know what you mean being a recluse is a good personal choice
    who wants to be a sheep and be married with 2.4 children have a certain car etc etc?

    Who we really are only we know I have learnt not to let people in, as they only try to take over and hurt us

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    lizzie:

    HI EVERYONE HOPE YOU ARE ALL WELL ;-)
    DONT YOU JUST HATE THIS TIME OF YEAR :twisted:
    EVERYONE THINKS YOUSHOULD JOIN THEM FOR CELEBRATIONS FOR A NEW YEAR!
    NO THANKS I HATE IT :x

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    caratacus macrussell:

    I wouldn’t mind if I weren’t reclusive, but, I can’t find any reason to give it up.
    If there were something or someone that I was passionate about…or even just simply enjoyed…then I might see my way to being more “social”. Unfortunately, I can see no value in people, governments, media, religions, and human ambition in general. I would welcome the opportunity to be proven as being wrong…..a highly unlikely occurence.

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    Annie:

    Reclusive’s Recluse….. :mrgreen:

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    M K:

    :mrgreen: Recluse’s Recluse

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    AMELIE:

    HI CARATACUS

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    erik:

    anti-recluse? hmm…I guess I don’t LIKE being reclusive…so it must work at least a little lol

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    erik:

    caratacus macrussell, EXACTLY how I feel about my reclusiveness is best said in your words…

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    Ukhti (ook-tee):

    “All Hail The Recluse’s Recluse”. Hmmm… Damn near five years later and my result is the same. Well, seeing as how I’m still thriving “hermit-style” (referencing my earlier comment), I guess it’s true, and old habits really do die hard (if at all).

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    John C:

    I have become a recluse. My only social contact is the occasional phone call or my weekly shopping trip. I cannot get in step with the current state of society and find it simpler just to retreat.

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    Maria:

    I am a recluse in training and the only reason is that I am thirteen and don’t have a choice of what I do. (Yet)

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    AMELIE:

    Hello to CARATACUS MACRUSSELL. I believe we have communicated before. I am a RECLUSES RECLUSE. I could take or leave people but prefer to leave them. I live in the Maine woods and sometimes can’t get out in the winter which suits me just fine. I did not leave the house all last summer and all last winter. I live with 5 dogs and a paranoid schitzo husband so i have my sources of amusement. Animals are wonderful they can do no wrong.

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    AMELIE:

    Hello Maria. Welcome to the life.

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    PatriciaT:

    I *WISH* I could have my local grocery store deliver my groceries for me, but unfortunately you have to spend a minimum of $50 and I don’t usually do that, not enough space in my freezer :(

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    AnnieMac:

    The Recluse’s Recluse…. awesome!! :razz:

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    LoveBeingAlone:

    I am a recluse in training! I know I’m much more reclusive than that though. I’m forced to be a tiny bit social at work. I’m an accountant the perfect job for a recluse and I have to interact with clients from time to time BUT I keep it professional short and sweet. :) I know they must all think I’m SO WEIRD for being so quiet but I could care less!!! I love my privacy, my own private thoughts, emotions and yes they are all precious to me. I think I’m a fantastic person. I’m very kind and tolerant of other people but I don’t feel other people are the same to me. I feel like people want me to be different and I never will be. I adore being alone. i find other people amusing upon occasion but most of the time i find them to be incredibly annoying. I’m a very sweet person and most people don’t like sweet anymore. It’s a tough world out there! So I’m glad to be alone in my sweet kind thoughts away from others. I do enjoy being with my nephew but soon he’ll be grown up and lose his sweetness like so many people do in this world. This is an awesome blog! I find a lot of comfort in knowing there are a lot of other recluses out there enjoying their reclusive lifestyle and unique way of being a recluse! Everyone’s posts are awesome thank you for sharing :) Recluses are awesome! :!:

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    PJ:

    LoveBeingAlone – Stay awesome girl! ;-)

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    NameUnderConstruction:

    Hah! I got ”All Hail The Recluse’s Recluse”. True. Man, whoever made the test, you nailed it. :smile:

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    recherche de job:

    Hello to all, how is everything, I think every one is getting more from this web site, and your views are good designed for new viewers.

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    AMELIE:

    who is online now?

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