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Schizoid Personality Disorder Symptoms

(Also Known As: Schizoid Symptoms, Personality Disorder Symptoms, Schizophrenic Symptoms, Schizoid Personality Symptoms, Pleasure Deficiency Symptoms)

(Reviewed by: Paul Peterson, Licensed Therapist)

What Are The Symptoms of Schizoid Personality Disorder?

An individual with schizoid personality is usually indifferent to society. They have the tendency to become loners throughout the duration of their life. They have limited social contacts aside from their relatives and they never develop close relationships—romantic or otherwise. 4

An individual with schizoid personality manifests the following signs and symptoms: 5

  • Prefers to live alone
  • Indifferent to other people
  • Detaches themselves from other people
  • Lacks the ability to express their emotions
  • Ignores praise or criticism
  • Emotional instability
  • Depression
  • Poor in establishing interpersonal relationships
  • Poor social and occupational skills
  • Finds trouble in coping with their everyday life
  • They have minimal capacity in adapting to social situations

Aside from that, an individual with schizoid personality shows a pervasive pattern of isolation from social relationships as well as limited range of expression of emotions in interpersonal settings which starts during the early part of adulthood as indicated by more than four of the following traits: 6

  • The individual with schizoid personality neither longs for or enjoys close relationships, including their family or relatives
  • The schizoid individual prefers doing tasks on their own
  • The individual shows little interest in having sex with another individual including their spouse if they are married
  • The individual suffering from schizoid personality has no close friends or confidants aside from their first-degree relatives.
  • They show indifference to the praise or criticism of others
  • Demonstrates emotional coldness, detachment, or flattened affectivity

Could You Have Schizoid Personality Disorder?

Schizoid Personality Disorder Topics

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