The Badass Psychology of People Who Like Being Alone

When Bella DePaulo published “The badass personalities of people who like being alone” at her “Living Single” blog at Psychology Today, it was an instant hit. “Alone” is a collection of more than 60 of Dr. DePaulo’s writings on people who like their time alone. The articles were first published at the Washington Post, Psych Central, and Psychology Today. The 8 sections of “Alone” are:

  1. The True Meanings of Alone, Loner, and Lonely
  2. Why People Who Like Being Alone Are Badasses
  3. The Positive Psychology of Solitude: What’s So Great About Being Alone
  4. Time Alone: Craving It More Than Ever
  5. Alone in Public: Dining Alone, Traveling Alone, Alone in a Crowd
  6. The Demographic Trend Sweeping the World: Living Alone
  7. How People Will Try to Scare You About Being Alone – and Why You Should Blow Them Off
  8. Keep on Reading: Insights from Great Books on Solitude

Dr. Bella DePaulo, a Harvard PhD, has been described by Atlantic magazine as “America’s foremost thinker and writer on the single experience.” “Alone” is her 20th book. About those people who like living alone: readers of “Alone” will never think about them the same way again.


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