Question: How can I tell if I'm a loner?
definition of 'loner' has evolved. The more passive 'loner' is now no
longer synonymous with the more aggressive 'Lone Wolf' and the
potentially more extreme version of the Lone Wolf is an 'Incel', the
type of Lone Wolf portrayed in the movie "Joker."
though the 'Lone Wolf' often is more aggressive than the standard
run-of-the mill 'Loner', most Lone Wolves are good folks, though often
tougher than many. Militaries are good places to find hardy folks who
consider themselves Lone Wolves, and the survivalist mentality (a great
mentality incidentally,) is often strong with them. Lone Wolves aren't
the more domesticated loner who prefers the peace and quiet of staying
at home watching TV. The Lone Wolf is more likely to be learning
survival skills and scaring the fecal matter out of intruders. Get the groundbreaking book "The Joy of Being Alone" to understand it better.
term 'Lone Wolf' originates from wolf pack behavior. Wolves that have
left, or have been kicked out of their pack, are described as 'Lone
Lone Wolves have a higher likelihood than loners of
taking their solitude to an extreme, and they're fiercely independent.
If the Lone Wolf is also a criminal (and only a minority are) they tend
to not want to be part of a larger organization or network. A Lone Wolf
prefers to act alone, outside of any command structure and without
assistance from any group. The Lone Wolf also prefers not to give
credit for his/her actions to anybody else. That's often why you hear
about the "Lone Wolf Terrorist." The movie "The Joker" popularizes the
Incel, a more extreme version of a Lone Wolf but for simplicity's sake
it's easier for the movie critics to call the villain a "Loner" than
what he truly is, the more extreme 'Incel".
many people still don't know the difference between a 'Loner', a 'Lone
Wolf' and an 'Incel'. (Men Going Their Own Way [MGTOW] is thought to potentially be in a more extreme loner category also.) The The Loner Movement is working to change that. Get the groundbreaking book "The Joy of Being Alone" to understand it better.
Do loners have intimate relationships?
Yes, but if it's stable typically then they're no longer loners.
many loners are there?
are more single adults in the US than there's ever been. In 2017, the
U.S. census reported that unmarried people over the age of 18 were
110.6 million or
45.2 percent of
the US adult population! In 1960, 72 percent of
American adults were married. But
in 2017, 63 percent have never been married! French
marriage rates are 45 percent below
U.S. figures. In 2004 the marriage rate in France was 4.3 per 1,000
people, compared with 5.1 in the United Kingdom and 7.8 in the United
States. [Reference, "The Seattle Times"] Get the groundbreaking book "The Joy of Being Alone" to understand it better.
of 2016, in South Korea there were over 5 million single-person
households in the country, that's nearly 28 percent of households! [Reference] *
*South Korea's "Honjok," or 'Loner
Culture' has been an impressive part of the Loner Movement. Article 1 & Article 2