As they pertain to emotions, my interpretation of “aloneness” and “loneliness” are:
- Aloneness – a geographical separation, apartness or isolation from other people (your health condition can contribute or cause you to be separate and alone); a mental separation from others (such as being focused in an activity by yourself).
- Loneliness - a separation from others due to a lack of connection with people, or lacking emotional support, compassion and encouragement.
People generally are confused between being "alone" & " lonely". This post, through pictures beautifully describes the difference. Yes, it is not the same thing, ask the introverts :)