Hollywood siren Angelina Jolie likes to spend a lot of time by herself because she believes it helps her develop as a person.

The GIRL, INTERRUPTED beauty spends most of her time with her son MADDOX, and when she does meet new people she always does so on her own terms, rather than following a crowd.

She says, "I don't have a lot of friends. I've been alone a lot. You know what it is? I think when you're alone, when you go someplace and you're by yourself, you end up meeting new people and you develop.

"I think people who travel in a pack don't often end up meeting new people."

13/06/2005 21:31