Monday, April 17, 2017

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Schizoid Personality Disorder

Schizoid personality disorder is characterised by a serious difficulty in forming personal relationships and responding to others in a meaningful, emotional way. You may experience lifelong social withdrawal and feel discomfort in regular human interaction.

Schizoid personality disorder is common, with 3.5 to 7 percent of sufferers in the general population. However, in a clinical setting, there are not many people who are treated for it. It appears to affect men slightly more than women.

If you have schizoid personality disorder, you may appear cold and indifferent to other people. You are likely to prefer solitary work and can expend enormous energy into intellectual pursuits. You will dislike socialisation and have little desire for emotional ties.

You may appear to be inexpressive and you may be incredibly serious. You may have problems relating to others and will not behave in a light-hearted manner. Your behaviour and conversation is rarely spontaneous.

It appears that schizoid personality disorder occurs when you have had a cold, un-nurturing childhood. Your early interactions with others are very likely to have been unsatisfactory, leading to the opinion that relationships with others are not worth the effort.
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