One can never really assess the depth or the full consequences of having been a lonely child. If all ends well, at least three behaviors can be identified:
1. An adult with a richer inner world than a real life.
2. A person with an acute, self-based perception of others’ feelings.
3. One who sees proximity as a threat to one’s individuality.
These can be all present and intertwined, and procrastination is a common hint of the lonely-child syndrome.
That and an unshakeable taste for some time alone.