I've been called in the past, probably with justification, a misanthrope but it isn't so much that I dislike people (well not all of them anyway) but that I have a physical need to be apart from them.
My suspicion is that the reason for the generally low opinion held of the pessimist is related to his close ties to the critic, the cynic, the misanthrope , the whiner and the curmudgeon.
I'd always thought I was a misanthrope , but maybe I'm just an introvert instead.
Scrooge wasn't the mean-spirited misanthrope most of us believe him to be
It's well written and funny, and the author is clearly a misanthrope , which is always a plus in my opinion.
For some of us - call us introverts if you like, misanthropes if you must - Mass is a precious hour of communion with God amidst relative calm (especially if your parish is fortunate enough to have a cry room).
I understand why so many intellectuals become misanthropes - it's easier.
It is possible that you are antisocial, misanthropic , or in need of a good shrink.
Like a lot of other bedridden misanthropes , I got into the lifestyle after being stricken by illness and liked it so much I decided not to leave.
If a common man were to dare to be as moody, as contemptuous, and as misanthropical , the world would laugh at him.