Implications for learning
First of all recognize that there are no "right" or "wrong" learning styles.
A wise person knows their own preferences and is confident in defending their choices.
Express to your friends that it just feels more natural for you to study alone, and you appreciate their understanding of that.
If learning alone feels most natural for you, then plan time to be alone as a part of your educational activities.
You may also need to plan for a space which is free from distractions.
Being alone can have advantages and disadvantages.
The advantage of being able to focus more may be cancelled by the disadvantage of the lack of accountability.
Even if you are a solitary learner, it is good to share your progress with another person so that they can help to keep you motivated.
While your "study partner" may not be physically there with you as you study, they can check in on you to make sure that you are staying on task.
If, while studying, you find that you do not understand something, don't spend too much time trying to "figure it out for yourself."
Don't hesitate to call someone else such as a classmate or the instructor. This may prevent you from wasting considerable time.
Resist the temptation to use your alone time which should be used for studying for other pleasures such as sleeping, TV, or surfing the net.
Keeping a journal of the amount of time that you spend actually studying may be a beneficial exercise.
Take advantage of the fact that you are alone.
This may allow you to talk out loud to yourself as you are studying.
You may also find it useful to even role play situations by yourself.
You can also use the private time to strengthen your aural learning styles by putting course content to music and singing the songs to yourself to help you remember the information.