Loneliness is a harmful condition that can be caused by the fear of being alone, and / or an unhealthy view of self. Loneliness is a negative state because it equals you minus the other. It suggests that you are less when others are not present. It makes you dependent on other people instead of using your time alone to work on yourself. This is an indication that you may be placing greater importance on others than yourself. Relationship with other is a byproduct of “self,” and as a result, strengthening your self, strengthens your relationships.