Let’s face it, society has a tendency to stigmatize singlehood. It’s as if being single is a predicament that needs to be fixed as quickly as possible.
But is that really the case? Is being in a relationship the only route to happiness? I think not.
In fact, there are countless people out there who are perfectly happy (even happier, perhaps) embracing their single status.
So, before you fall prey to societal pressure and rush into a relationship, take a moment to reflect. Maybe, just maybe, being single suits you best.
In this post, we’re going to explore ten personality traits of people who are usually happier single. Are you one of them? Let’s dive in and find out.
Are you a person who enjoys their own company more than anything? If so, you’re probably happier single.
Independent people value the freedom that comes from being single. They prefer making decisions on their own and having the space to fulfill their individual interests and hobbies.
Now, don’t get me wrong. This doesn’t mean they don’t appreciate companionship. It simply means they place a higher value on their independence.
They aren’t afraid of solitude, but rather, they find it empowering and nurturing. The quietude gives them an opportunity to reflect, rejuvenate, and focus on their personal growth.
People who are independent are also, obviously, pretty much self-sufficient. That’s why they typically thrive when they’re single.
They take pride in managing their life, be it cooking their meals, fixing a leaky tap, or managing their finances. They’ve built their lives around being able to rely on themselves for their needs.
For such people, the idea of being in a relationship where they might need to depend on someone else or make compromises doesn’t sit well. They enjoy their self-reliance and are usually happier when they’re single.
3) Love for adventure
Let me talk a bit here about my friend Andrea. She’s always on the go, seeking new adventures and experiences. On any given weekend, she’s off trying out a new restaurant on her own or joining a group of fellow solo backpackers.
Andrea is one of those who usually find more happiness in being single. They love the freedom of being able to spontaneously go off on a trip to Europe or go bungee jumping on a whim.
I don’t mean to say that people in relationships can’t be adventurous. Of course, they can.
But for those who live for the thrill of unpredictability, the limitations that can come with a committed relationship may not appeal to them. They embrace the uncertainty and freedom that being single offers.
4) Strong social network
Some people are social butterflies. They thrive in a community, they have a strong support system, and they are rarely alone.
A quick look at their calendar would show you that it’s brimming with social events, friend meetups, volunteer work, or family gatherings.
They share deep connections with their friends and family and do not feel the need to seek fulfillment from a romantic relationship.
Simply put, they draw their energy from these interactions.
Such people often find being single fulfilling, as their diverse social networks are enough to meet their emotional and social needs.
If you’re someone who is laser-focused on your career, chances are you prefer singlehood.
Building a successful career often requires time, energy, and dedication. It may mean late nights, tight deadlines, unpredictable schedules, and lots of stress.
In such circumstances, maintaining a romantic relationship might add to the stress rather than relieve it. I mean, no matter how open-minded your partner is, they’re bound to complain when all you ever do is work.
That’s why people who prioritize their careers often find singlehood a better option.
It gives them the liberty to focus entirely on their professional growth without having to worry about balancing their personal life.
6) Highly ambitious
Speaking of careers, being ambitious is another trait common among people happier being single.
But this ambition isn’t limited to career only. It might be about traveling the world, running a marathon, or mastering a musical instrument.
For the highly ambitious, being single offers the flexibility and time required to achieve their lofty goals. They are driven by their dreams and passions and wouldn’t want a relationship to hinder their progress.
It’s not romance that fuels them, it’s ambition. And they wouldn’t have it any other way.
Do you often find yourself lost in deep thoughts or introspection? If yes, you might be one of those who are happier single.
Introspective people are self-aware. They constantly reflect on their actions, thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. They need solitude to engage in this reflective practice.
So, in relationships, these individuals might feel overwhelmed or distracted from their inward journey.
In contrast, being single allows them to cultivate their inner space. No one’s there to intrude on their peace of mind! They treasure this tranquility and prefer staying single to protect it.
As we all know by now, creativity flourishes in solitude.
No surprise then, that artists, writers, musicians, and other creative souls often prefer the single life. It provides them the space and peace they need for their art. They cherish the freedom to create, uninterrupted and undisturbed.
That doesn’t imply that creatives can’t be in happy relationships. But they might feel more in tune with their creativity when they’re single. Being alone allows them to delve deeper into their craft and express themselves more authentically.
Which leads me to the next point…
9) Free spirits
Authentic living? Free spirits are all about it!
Free-spirited individuals, much like their name suggests, value their freedom above all. They dance to the beat of their own drum and aren’t fond of being tied down by societal norms or expectations.
They’re explorers, adventurers, and innovators, living life on their own terms. Which, let’s admit, can be difficult if you’re in a relationship, because relationships are all about compromises and adjusting for the other person’s needs.
So, free spirits would rather stay single. That way, they can nourish their need for autonomy. They can be their genuine selves without having to worry about meeting someone else’s expectations.
For them, freedom = happiness. And being single allows them to fully express it.
Last but not least, introverts often thrive in singlehood. There are quite a number of introverts in my life who’ve opted for single blessedness.
I say “blessedness” because introverts love the alone time and pressure-free zone that singlehood offers.
While they can and do form deep, meaningful relationships, they also require ample alone time to recharge. Social interactions, while enjoyable, can leave them feeling drained.
For them, being single means they can set their own schedules, enjoy their hobbies, and have the peace and quiet they often crave. It’s no surprise that many introverts find happiness in being single.
To conclude, it’s important to remember that being single or in a relationship doesn’t define your happiness. Everyone is different, after all, with their own unique preferences and personality traits.
It’s about understanding what suits you best and making choices that resonate with who you are.
Remember, happiness comes from within, whether you’re single or not. Don’t rush into a relationship because of societal pressure. Take your time, know yourself, and choose what brings you joy.