Society needs its solitaries
Without loners the world would be a lot worse off. Read
Social anxiety at work
Why talking to my co-workers makes me nervous.Read
Introspecting (3): Reflections on 1 year of Socially Distant
Reflections on 1 year of Socially Distant.Read
The schizoid dilemma
What is ‘the schizoid dilemma’?Read
Too much solitude?
When a loner lifestyle starts to do more harm than good.Read
Society needs its solitaries
Without loners the world would be a lot worse off.Read
‘Tis the season to be… alone?
Why some choose solitude over spending time with others on Christmas Day.Read
Why I hate talking at the hairdressers
Why I hate talking at the hairdressers.Read
Humans are social – but they can be solitary too
It’s not ‘unnatural’ to be a loner.Read
Quiet at school
Quiet kids face prejudice in an education system that favours extroversion.Read
(A)Sexual / (A)Social
The asexual ‘awkward nerd’ stereotype reflects a broader prejudice that exists against people who are socially atypical.Read
Schizoid or Avoidant?
Some thoughts on the schizoid/avoidant distinction.Read
Is social withdrawal always a problem?
Is social withdrawal always a problem? Or are some people just ‘naturally solitary’?Read
Schizoid resonances: Alice Koller
The writing of this solitary woman resounds with schizoid themes.Read
‘Humans are a social species’ – but what do we mean by ‘social’ exactly?
We ought to examine our understanding of human sociality to account for the not-very-sociable amongst us.Read
Schizoid resonances: Jude in ‘A Little Life’
The character of Jude in the novel ‘A Little Life’ has strong schizoid tendencies.Read
Asocial asexuals. Aromantic schizoids.
We do exist. And our queerness doesn’t need curing.Read
Why work sucks for introverts
And what we should do about it.Read
Prioritising work over relationships: a solitary’s view
Building a life around work instead of love isn’t necessarily ‘wrong’ or unhealthy.Read
When you have no friends, no real social life to speak of, interacting with people is hard…Read
Introvert or schizoid?
I always thought I was just an ‘extreme’ introvert. And then I came across schizoid personality (disorder).Read
‘Covid over? But I liked social distancing!’
Not everyone’s in a hurry to get back to normal. On how the pandemic may have led some people to reassess their social lives – and found it wanting.Read
Schizoid personality (disorder)
An introduction to schizoids – those who lack interest in social relationships & are uncomfortable forming close connections with others.Read
Schizoid resonances: Janet Frame
Janet Frame’s novel, Towards Another Summer, offers an insight into the schizoid state of mind – and a truly exquisite and deeply affecting one at that.Read
I don’t have any friends – and I’m ok with that (yes, really)
We’re told that EVERYONE needs friends. Humans are social animals, after all. But what about those who like being loners? Is there something wrong with us, or is it society’s…Read
Why ‘Socially Distant’?
Welcome to Socially Distant. In this article, I explain why I created the site and what it’s all about.Read