Our language has wisely sensed the two sides of being alone. It has created the word loneliness to express the pain of being alone. And it has created the word solitude to express the glory of being alone.
~ Paul Tillich
As in introvet, I want to put this quote on a card and hand it to all the people who think being alone bad for me. Yes, some of us introvets would benefit from getting out and meeting other people; however, I personally find it easy to meet people but difficult to connect with them.
To me, solitude is about being okay with myself. Yes, being alone too long can bring loneliness; however, being okay with being alone is a gift as long as you balance the inate need for human connection.