Isolation: the process or fact of isolating or being isolated
Isolate: cause (a person or place) to be or remain alone or apart from others

Loneliness: sadness because one has no friends or company

Solitude: the state or situation of being alone


Isolation and solitude can seem rather similar, but (to me at least) one is more of a forced thing and the other is voluntary.

No one I know really enjoys isolation, but there are plenty of people who enjoy their solitude.

Isolation is when you are intentionally moved away from people or left out of things going on.
Solitude is when your introvert battery is low and you choose to be alone to recharge.

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