Table of contents:
- 1. Nobody is perfect
- 2. Strict boundaries
- 3. Knowledge is power
- 4. Empathy
- 5. Focus
- 6. Meticulousness
- 7. Calmness and composure
- 8. The value of time
- 9. Perception of weakness as strength
- 10. Loyalty
The world is full of amazing people. As of March 2019, the population of the planet is 7, 7 billion people. Nevertheless, only a handful of people from the entire population of the globe stand out not only for their achievements, but also for the reasoning that left an indelible mark on our society from time immemorial, forcing us to think about many things. But all these great people were successful … loners.
It's amazing and ironic how society labels loners in our daily lives. There are different labels that we humans use, and if someone looks for a synonym for the word "loner" in the dictionary, then he immediately stumbles upon such comparisons as "hermit", "introvert", "lonely", "misanthrope", "Outsider", "individualist", "nonconformist", "hikikomori", "rare hermit", "anchorite" and this is just the smallest synonyms that can be encountered by all those who are somehow lonely.
But successful loners are often treated condescendingly as people who cannot be part of a cultured society. However, this is a misconception and this myth is often discussed by many scientists. The valuable contributions of successful singles have made a better world for the so-called educated society, which often condemns them.
Sir Isaac Newton was an important figure in the world of science. Despite his astounding success, he preferred solitude and fiercely defended his privacy for almost the rest of his days. J.K. Rowling, the author who brought Harry Potter to the world, is one of the most successful writers of this generation, is an incredibly withdrawn and shy person who, despite his wild imagination, prefers loneliness. Therefore, you should not hang labels on a person from the very first minutes, declaring from the doorway that he is an inveterate hermit or introvert. Often, brilliant loners value time, and not useless conversations and debates, as more than half of humanity does. So what do the most successful loners who have gone down in history talk about and keep silent about?
1. Nobody is perfect
No one is truly perfect in our world, which is far from ideal. Each of us has a number of disadvantages that make up individual personality traits. Most people in the world are so absorbed in the hustle and bustle of everyday life that they do not even bother to define or analyze their inner self. On the contrary, a successful loner realizes the imperfection of the world and this awareness makes him focus on the greater good for society.
Constantly thinking about the grave implications for the good of the world as a whole, the loner becomes an amazing thinker who explores uncharted territory in order to solve the imperfections of the world in their respective areas. While the world looks at them condescendingly, successful loners continue to work hard in their fields and spheres of activity, trying to improve the lives of ordinary people, preferring to be alone with themselves and their own work, rather than being part of "a huge and such a lost society."
Apparently, this very position was adhered to by the Nobel laureate Albert Einstein, the world's most famous physicist, who stated in the early 1900s:. And got to the point. After all, Einstein will always be remembered for the development of the "Theory of Relativity" and his contribution to science.
2. Strict boundaries
The second special personality trait of a successful loner is the presence of strict boundaries.Such people prefer that their borders not be invaded or infiltrated by other people trying to disturb their peace and tranquility. What seems strange to us is the norm for them. Moreover, “hermits” are happy that they have their own comfort zone, the entrance to which is allowed only to the closest and dearest person, or to a group of trusted persons, the number of which is limited and does not exceed five people.
Charles Darwin, a renowned scientist, enjoyed solitude within his strict boundaries. American poet, novelist and novelist of German descent Heinrich Karl Bukowski stated: And the Spanish artist, sculptor, engraver, ceramist, production designer, poet and playwright Pablo Picasso rightly stated:
3. Knowledge is power
American poet, writer and memoirist Eleanor Marie Sarton once called herself lonely, interpreting this statement with such an interesting explanation:. It is this trait that usually separates loners from the rest of the world, making them truly unique people who know for sure that knowledge is power. Successful loners are extremely voracious readers, and books are their best companions, giving them food for thought. In addition, a huge thirst for knowledge associated with a subject or area of interest to them makes them experts in a particular field and ultimately they transform their experience into fruitful results.
The Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst Carl Gustav Jung, who founded Analytical Psychology, stated long ago:. In this case, the appropriate description of loneliness is awakening and rebellion, while the world dreams of an illusory life. Such people, whom we used to call "loners", have a high level of understanding of others. They don't label a world that lacks knowledge and understanding. They are very empathetic because they understand how a person feels when the public puts labels on him. This feature helps successful loners better understand how the world rotates on its axis.
American psychologist Lori Helgo, who specializes in the relationship between personality development and culture, found in her research that loners, also known as introverts, make up 57% of the world's population. She also stated that:. A loner is a thousand times more focused than any other ordinary extrovert. This special trait helps them achieve the desired result in their constant searches, and research by a person with a focused mind gives greater results than an uncollected and chaotic person who clutches at one thing or the other.
American Jenn Granneman is the author of the bestselling book The Secret Life of Introverts: Inside Our Hidden World. She thinks that:. In her book, Grannemann beautifully described a lonely person, showing how meticulous he can be about anything. Such people love very much that the space around them was carefully planned, and they could find everything with ease and comfort. It is this feature that distinguishes them from the rest of the world.
7. Calmness and composure
American writer Elliot Kay describes:. Loners, unlike the rest of the world, are more successful at using silence to their advantage. This special trait helps such people to remain calm and collected, despite all the bullying and global labels. “Hermits” are aware of their power, because they use the most powerful tool in order to remain calm and purposeful in life in any given situation. This special trait helps them cope with their mundane existence. They are not discouraged and do not give up as easily as it might seem.
8. The value of time
British philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian, writer, essayist, social critic, politician and Nobel laureate Bertrand Russell stated: And only a successful loner can appreciate the words spoken at their true worth, because such a person, among other things, appreciates time and life in all its manifestations. A loner doesn't like how the world is wasting time. This special trait gives them a higher advantage in fighting and achieving their goals.
9. Perception of weakness as strength
Albert Einstein said:. So it turns out that those who have chosen loneliness for themselves are fully aware of their weakness. However, such people are not sad or sulky because of their shortcomings. Their self-awareness leads them to turn their weakness into strength. Stephen Hawking is one of the best examples. The less said, the better for the famous and amazing theoretical physicist, cosmologist and author. How magnificently he turned his weakness into strength! The world is simply amazed at Stephen's amazing ability to achieve such greatness, despite his physical condition. Hawking is a truly inspiring icon, who knows exactly what he said once:. And the moral of these words is that you should never underestimate a lonely hermit or hikikomori.
Loyalty is the # 1 trait for successful singles. They also expect loyalty from their very few close friends, as almost their entire life revolves around this trait. French-Cuban American chronicler, essayist, novelist and short story writer Anais Nin rightly states:.
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