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  1. Most likely, yes, because even during periods of solitude, our thinking activity does not stop, we still “think with words”, not only with them, of course, but speech still occupies a very large place in our consciousness.

    It is known that people who have been in forced loneliness and imprisonment for a long time, after a while, begin to talk to themselves, thereby somehow making up for the lack of communication.

    As for your question, I think it would all depend on how much this loner would strive to socialize his life as much as possible. A case is described (unfortunately, I do not remember the source) when in the early 19th century, a ship crashed off the coast of a certain island, part of the crew was on land, there was nowhere to wait for rescue. So, those people who belonged to the nobility continued to take care of themselves as they always did. They shaved, cut their nails and hair, addressed each other by rank, and tried to diversify their leisure time as much as possible. Another part, mostly sailors, escaped and created an alternative camp for themselves, where they committed all sorts of outrages with the aborigines. A few years later, when the ship was found, two completely different types of people appeared before the eyes of rescuers. Some of them had a well-equipped camp, the people were well-groomed, they had a lot of manuscripts, and in general, there were few signs that people had lived in the jungle for several years. The other part of the team could not even be properly assembled, they completely went wild, merged with the local people, spoke their language, etc.

    So, isolation, of course, changes a person, but it is also extremely important to treat yourself in it.

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