There are certain kinds of ladies who always feel the need to be out and about with their large entourage of friends. On the other hand, there are plenty of women who feel more comfortable spending most of their time by themselves. It’s not to say they are loners, outcasts, or psychos. In fact, when they do meet up with friends, they are completely normal. In fact, they are just as social and extroverted as anybody. It is just that their socialization must come on their own terms. With that in mind, here’s a look at 10 positive characteristics of women who like spending a lot of time alone.
1. They are more emotionally stable
It might seem intuitive to assume that women who spent a lot of time alone would be more neurotic and anxious, but studies have actually found that the opposite is true. On the whole, they feel far less stress than social butterflies. It could be that their alone-time allows for more reflection. In addition, being alone means they aren’t being forced to deal with the drama that inevitably comes with belonging to a large social circle.
2. Being single doesn’t trouble them
One possible explanation is that women who enjoy a lot of alone time might feel that relationships could get in the way of their current goals. They would rather figure out who they are and what they want out of life before they decide to commit themselves to a partner. They are more selective about who they date, and if they aren’t satisfied in the relationship, they won’t hesitate to break it off. In addition, since they only keep a few friends, they don’t feel pressured to be in a relationship just for the sake of it.
3. They are more careful about the company they keep
This another characteristic that is easy to explain. If they are electing to keep to themselves, it means they are much more deliberate about the type of people they choose to hang out with. As a result, their friends tend to be more trustworthy and less likely to lead them down the wrong path.
4. They make for more meaningful friends
This characteristic goes hand-in-hand with the previous one. The fact that they are seeking out meaningful friends means they themselves have many of the great qualities that people look for in a friend. Since they have a limited number of close friends, they take the time to really get to know them and help them out when they are experiencing difficulties in their lives.
5. They are more open-minded
It might seem intuitive to assume that if a person prefers a lot of alone time, it means they live in their own bubble and aren’t open to new ideas. But this couldn’t be further from the truth. They are neither stubborn nor set in their own ways; they are always looking for ways to improve themselves, even when it means leaving their comfort zone and trying new things.
6. They make really awesome girlfriends
When they make the decision to get into a relationship, they will go out of their way to make it work. They don’t give their contact information out to every person that comes up to them, but when they do date, they do it with the best intentions. If the partner shows loyalty, they will reciprocate and make them a major focal point of their life.
7. They have fewer insecurities
Most women who choose to spend a lot of time alone don’t do it because they have a complex; it’s quite the opposite. They don’t log onto Facebook or Instagram to count the number of “likes” for that latest sepia-toned photo of their morning latte. They are more likely to accept themselves and even embrace who they are compared to women who belong to a large social circle. They acknowledge their flaws and either recognize that everybody has them, or they will make an effort to improve themselves.
8. They are more self-reliant
Women who prefer to be alone are used to solving their own problems. Over the course of their lives they have learned how to deal with situations and therefore they don’t use other people or depend on them for help. Along the same lines, they feel uncomfortable when others do try to do things for them since it’s not something they are accustomed to.
9. They are very creative and eager to learn
These women make the most of their free time, especially since they spend most of it by themselves. They take the opportunity to learn something new, such as playing an instrument, painting, or learning a language. Being alone gives them the freedom to concentrate on their passions without being distracted by others.
10. Their lives will not be dictated by others
This is perhaps the biggest takeaway when it comes to women who enjoy alone time. They set their rules as they see fit, and they won’t let others tell them what they should be doing in their lives, who they should be dating, what they should be wearing, or anything else. Again, this isn’t to say that they aren’t willing to make improvements, but ultimately whatever changes they make will be done on their own terms.