Schizoid personality disorder is one of a group of conditions called ‘Cluster A’ or eccentric personality disorder. It is characterized by introverted behavior, likes to be alone, and indifferent to social relations.
Those who experience this disorder will act differently from what society considers normal or normal. This personality can disrupt many areas of life, including social and work functions. In addition, they also have poor skills and difficulty forming healthy relationships.
Unlike people with other anxiety disorders, who know that they have a problem but can’t control it, people with this personality disorder often don’t realize that they have a problem and don’t believe they need treatment. And this makes people with personality disorders often do not seek treatment.
Schizoid personality disorder is not the same as schizophrenia. Many people with schizoid personality disorder can do a good job. Although they tend to choose jobs that allow them to work alone.
Symptoms of Schizoid Personality Disorder
People with schizoid personality disorder tend to be closed, organizing their lives to avoid contact with others. Many choose not to marry or may continue to live with their parents as adults. Other common features of people with this disorder include:
- They do not want or enjoy close relationships even with family members.
- They choose work and solitary activities.
- They take pleasure in a number of things, including sex.
- They have no close friends, except siblings.
- They have difficulty relating to others.
- They don’t care about praise or criticism.
- They prefer to be alone and show a little emotion.
- They often daydream or fantasize about their complex inner life.
How often are schizoid personality disorders?
It is difficult to accurately assess the prevalence of this disorder, because people with schizoid personality disorder rarely seek treatment. Schizoid personality disorder affects more men than women, and is more common in people who have close relatives with schizoid. Schizoid personality disorder usually begins in late adolescence or early adulthood.