10 Signs of Being a Recluse
Are you a recluse or depressed? Being a recluse can be a sign of depression, and depression can result in being a recluse. Here are ten signs of what it means to be a recluse.
- You don’t answer your door
- You don’t pick up your phone
- You watch ridiculous shows on television and not only would you never admit it, you can’t believe you continue to watch them
- You don’t brush your hair
- Fresh air feels weird in your lungs
- You find yourself wearing the same clothes
- You go to the same websites over and over
- You don’t recall the last time you drove your car
- You know your delivery guy and are slightly embarrassed when you open the door again and again
- You listen to music on your headphones on full blast, or dance in your apartment and consider that a form of “going out”
If you call yourself a recluse, you can be making an excuse for your depression. Even though a recluse can be productive, isolation reeks depression.
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Loberg, E. (2013). 10 Signs of Being a Recluse. Psych Central. Retrieved on September 24, 2017, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/manic-depression/2013/11/14/10-signs-of-being-a-recluse/