I've always been a bit of an introvert or loner, though I'm generally not fearful (do well in interviews, etc. eye contact, firm handshake), but I can't tell if I'm becoming more of an introvert as I get older, or some kind of recluse. I occasionally get lonely, but not enough to do anything about it. Chit chat and small conversations make my head hurt!
I work alone, spend my off time alone, and have essentially no social life or friends. I go to AA meetings once or twice a week, but I just sit and listen, and then leave immediately without speaking to anyone.
I guess that I'm lonely, but I want to be left alone. Hmmmm. This probably just qualifies me as an asshole, but I'm wondering if anyone else has similar "conundrum."