I grew up into my teenage years with (and still have) a very big imagination. Even now, I'll envision myself talking to anime characters who for a reason (whether I decide to think of one or not,) come into reality, and have to adjust to it. This isn't neccesarily a result of lonliness, I come from a large family, and there is almost always someone to talk to, but its mote of a creative exercise to me. Somewhat like writing without the writing. On some occasions, I'll hang out with my younger brother, and share adventures like this with him.
I try to apply this wild imagination to my writing, although it doesn't always help that much. (I have improved in writing over the years, but I wouldn't say I was very good.)
However, when I was younger, I was very shy. I didn't really have interest in talking to people, and after I had a rather saddening situation during recess which I will not go into details on, I shut people out entirely. I started to dwell into a strange mindset which made me think of myself as above others who wasted their time talking and socializing with other people. While I know that obviously this mind set was wrong, I didn't consider that being a possibilty at the time.
However, when I did start to make friends, I realized that I was wrong. If I continued my previous state of being, I knew that I would be a hypocrite for still saying so. I suppose you could say God opened my eyes to how wrong I had been about other people, in a way I suppose to try and humble myself, and consider the thoughts and opinons of other people, not shut them out like I used to.
Now, I still occasionally struggle with crawling back under that very same shell, the one where I felt confident because I felt like I was better than other people. With God's help, however, I was able to look past this flawed belief, and realize the full impact that all people can have in God's eyes.