Is it weird if a person, by nature, is a loner, and yet still feels lonely from time to time? First of all, let me just get out there that I don't believe that people necessarily "need" other people to survive. Personally, I am not an inherently "social" human being. I have always preferred being alone to being around others, since I was little. It's not because I was "that kid" who got picked on in preschool or anything like that; it's not entirely because I dislike people. I've just always liked spending my time on my own than with people around. However, in the last few weeks, I've been going in and out of a particularly intense depression, coupled with my suicidal personality, and every few moments or so, I do sometimes wish that I wasn't alone. I'm at home all the time, and as a result, I spend a great majority of my time by myself, but it's only in the last month and a half or so begun to get to me. So my question is, is it weird for people who prefer being alone to feel lonely?