I Am Schizoid But Coping

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 126 People

    Ever since I was little,

    I would refuse to hug or kiss my parents, even when they promised they'd buy me my favorite toy. Maybe that explains why I don't make an effort to build up a friendship with anyone either, I just don't like close relationships.
    hypothetically hypothetically
    16-17, F
    1 Response Dec 31, 2015

    knowing you are schizoid helps to explain a lot

    of issues, but it also raises a whole load of other issues. i was diagnosed over 6 years ago after suffering a nervous breakdown. therapy helped to explain many feelings that i had ignored for many years and slowly i recovered and started to live a 'normal' life. recent events...
    hughnewman hughnewman
    41-45, M
    1 Response Dec 9, 2013

    Female Schizoid

    I had no idea that there was any kind of a term that described me almost to a "t". When I first learned about Schizoid Personalities, I was relieved that there were others like me, yet bothered when I learned about how rare it is, especially with females. I...
    cg56 cg56
    26-30
    9 Responses Aug 3, 2009

    Greetings,I hope you're all are doing well.

    I felt like getting something out of my chest. I am a new member in this site. This is my first post.I was haunted by darkness. It destroyed every inch of me.I don't know how do normal people complain about having "feelings" such as hate, love, jealousy and sadness. In my...
    Forgottencorpse Forgottencorpse
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 24, 2014

    To Remember I Care

    I do tricks to remember myself that I care about a certain person. I put them in ridiculous situations from time to time (all in my head) and imagine them dying and try to close my eyes and look for some sort of emotion. If I feel like crying or overwhelmed with emotions, I...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Apr 27, 2013

    Random Experience Of A Person With Spd

    Unusual for someone with this disorder, I am female, married and have 2 children. I do in fact love my Husband, my children and my parents. I do my best to show them this as often as I can. The biggest pain I experience over and over again is knowing the pain I cause ...
    introvertat introvertat
    31-35, F
    5 Responses Mar 2, 2010

    trying to cope.. but the inner commentary in my

    head has taken a turn for the worse..a few years back a voice unfamiliar to me entered and commented when I would have inner chatter.. which now adays if I might add has been very persistent.. this voice isn't really a person I can identify.. so its not like schizophrenia.. but...
    Cocrispy Cocrispy
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Apr 4

    Didn't Even Know This Existed.

    Hi, I'm Alicia I'm 22 years old. I'm studying to be an English teacher and last month I was told I was an schizoid. When I was little I used to be really extrovert and happy. I used to make friends really easy and people always said to my mom i was such a sweetie and stuff...
    iPanda22 iPanda22
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Jul 4, 2012

    I'm a young female who is just finding out

    that I'm schizoid..it's sort of encouraging in a way, I almost feel like it gives me a personality to hold onto of my own. I moved across the country away from my family and I live alone. I rather enjoy it ^.^ Although I joined this because it would be nice to talk with others...
    mariesun93 mariesun93
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Jun 28, 2014

    A Window On a Schizoid Life

    Evidently the most related thing about the author is that he is schizoid. But that does not define me as a whole. Believe it or not being schizoid is just a part of who I am. I am not arguing that it is a very important part and that a lot is rooted by that, but all schizoids are...
    schizoidpersonality schizoidpersonality
    36-40, M
    28 Responses Feb 1, 2008

    My Experience With Friends

    I'm Schizoid, but for a while now have managed to form relationships with other people who I know understand my isolation needs. They know I can be cold and emotionless, sometimes even downright cruel, but they are also aware that I care for them deeply and the fact that I make...
    gabrieldawson gabrieldawson
    26-30
    2 Responses Apr 8, 2013

    I've Been This Way For As Long As I Can Remember...

    Wow, I didn't even know there were other people like me out there. I've been creating and living in fantasy worlds for as long as I can remember. When I was in high school it started getting in the way of my grades, and since my parents were going through some relationship...
    Dreamingandscheming Dreamingandscheming
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Oct 30, 2013

    Isolate Or Suffer

    life is meaning for me suffer from others emotions, sharings, demands, doings or get away from all people and dream people who torturing me... so, i am in a war and the only thing i can do is surviving. because this life form is so boring i am trying to find more and more...
    lutbe lutbe
    31-35
    1 Response Jul 4, 2013
    Metaltrades01 Metaltrades01
    41-45, M
    Feb 21, 2015

    Some Thoughts

    I wish I could tell my doctor how poorly I'm really doing. He treats me for depression as well. I say "as well" because he is convinced that he can give me the personality I "should" have with a prescription. You know, to make me the sociable, warm, friendly, and outgoing person...
    lamparem lamparem
    26-30
    1 Response Jun 26, 2013

    Hello everyone, I'm not schizoid

    but my SO is. I need information from people who experience it first hand, so I hope my post isn't breaking any rules. Is depression or depressive type behaviors typical of SPD? He sleeps excessively (he works atypical shifts, 4 days a week), and over the weekend he can sleep...
    Chartreuze Chartreuze
    41-45, F
    1 Response Jan 18

    Back Again For Round Two

    This is very strange. I arrived here today (12/13/11) with no memory of having been here before, though I had preserved my username and password in my 25-page list of such things. And then I saw EPArsineh's name and picture and I knew I'd been here before but have no memory of...
    Zotz123 Zotz123
    70+, M
    1 Response Dec 13, 2011

    My Relationship Is Being Destroyed

    Hi all, I'm a 28 y.o (gay) female and I started googling tonight to find some advice on saving my 6mth relationship. People have always said I am self contained and a loner, but it is causing issues now and my relationship is hanging by a thread. So tonight I googled "self...
    trinity28 trinity28
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Jun 13, 2010
    stevo100 stevo100
    18-21
    Jul 6, 2014

    It's Out

    I knew there was something wrong with me. Everyone else is normal but me. Or perhaps it's the opposite? I hate being around people. I've worked at a restaurant for over a year and I hardly know anyone's name. And I don't care either. I work as a cook and away from everyone else...
    Queenbeeemalee Queenbeeemalee
    22-25
    3 Responses Jul 2, 2012

    So I'M New To This...

      Like many here, I am a self-diagnosed schizoid. I've always thought I was a bit odd but couldn't put my finger on it until recently when I discovered SPD, and it fits me like a tee. I read the criteria on the DSM 4 (I think that's what it's called) and I meet 5 of the 7...
    y2ap0316 y2ap0316
    31-35
    1 Response Jan 26, 2013

    Yeah, so I've be diagnosed with SPD.

    Haven't met any other schizoids, but I can't say I really bother with people much.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Apr 8

    Coping And Loving It!!

    Hello everyone, I'm Kristina  :) I'm another self-diagnosed person who has analysed herself to near death and has come out the other end quite happy and glad to finally have a title for my madness! Schizoid. Rather than feeling the need to tell a huge long story about...
    SchizoidIncorporated SchizoidIncorporated
    36-40, F
    6 Responses Oct 12, 2009

    I Am Tired Of It . But I Am Copeing With It

    I am have hard time dealing with it. yes I am take medicine and then I have a hard time with it. There is time I just wish I could go way and then not deal with it. I have had all my life and I rather not have it in more and not come back. Some time I try to leave in my mind...
    lashanda lashanda
    51-55, F
    Sep 18, 2012

    Struggling With A Diagnosis

    In my last session with my therapist, she suggested that I may be SPD. I have a psychiatric evaluation scheduled for next Monday, but I've been reading up on the disorder and find that this very much may apply to me. While I am grateful for finding this website, because reading...
    mwashu66 mwashu66
    26-30, F
    Jun 24, 2013

    When my therapist told me I'm schizoid I was

    like:Thanks God now I know how to call it!I thought it was only my traits,only my personality-and then,suddenly,I know that it has a name.It was a pleasant feeling to experience.
    Kallichore Kallichore
    22-25, F
    Dec 8, 2013

    Living With Fellow Men

    Since I have an appointment with a psychotherapist in 3 1/2 weeks, I was lately thinking a lot about where I am standing. In general; I feel good. I don't have a problem at all standing up in the morning, shaving my face, taking a shower, etc. and go to work. In our...
    unit1963 unit1963
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Jan 16, 2010

    Thought I Wasn't, But Now I'm Sure I Am

    It took me all of 5 minutes to decide that I am schizoid (ah, self-diagnosis! I love it!); but then in further reading, I came across this listed as one of the diagnostic criteria: "has little, if any, interest in having sexual experiences with another person" which...
    frozencharlotte frozencharlotte
    31-35, F
    5 Responses May 3, 2010

    Lonely By Myself

    I have self-diagnosed myself with schizoid personality disoreder. Individuals can be diagnosed with this disorder by just meeting four of the requirements, but I meet 6/7 of them. I feel sooooo lonely, I try to socialize, but I lack the skills. People ALWAYS exclude me from...
    HistoricDisorder2012 HistoricDisorder2012
    26-30
    1 Response Dec 13, 2012

    Slenderman

    seriously everytime i look around the corner i see this man in a black suite and i swear its slendermans clone.... fml
    tehkittehh tehkittehh
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Sep 18, 2012

    Schizoid, Still

    Now that I look back on my life through to childhood, I can say with some accuracy that I've exhibited schizoid traits since I was around 12 years old. I like to convince myself that I'm doing well today, and maybe I am in certain respects. I'm in graduate school, studying the...
    lamparem lamparem
    26-30
    1 Response Jun 25, 2013

    The Hell Of Being Schizoid-narcissistic Comorbid

    I have a dual diagnosis of narcissist personality disorder with schizoid. I must drag myself to places unwillingly to feed. I do not want to be around anyone. I have no friends and I keep family at a large distance. I am comfortable that way. All the while I am starving. I starve...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Sep 3, 2012

    This Will Help You.

    http://video.server.dhamma.org/video/intro/vintro.htm watch the videos on that page with an open mind. Peace.
    tyrian69 tyrian69
    22-25, M
    Sep 12, 2012

    Took The Test(s)

    I asked my husband to look up SPD and tell me if he thought it applied to me. He said no, and was quite shocked when I told him how closely I feel the condition describes me. His primary reaction seemed to be horror that such thoughts and feelings and experiences could be...
    mwashu66 mwashu66
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jul 1, 2013

    A Little Bit of My Self

    Well, I suppose it's nice to be joining this group. Most of my life from adolescence onwards, there' been a bit of a disconnect. I haven't ever had many friends, and my friends never last to long when I do have them. I've always just supposed that I had some kind of problem...
    unicycler0 unicycler0
    18-21
    2 Responses May 6, 2009

    Today's Internal Struggle.

    I'm still having trouble with my alone-time. I feel like I need to learn how to be okay with it. I used to be great at being alone all the time. I always had problems after a party though. The party was such a social high, when I came home I came down from that high and felt very...
    ChesterBSchizoid ChesterBSchizoid
    26-30
    1 Response Sep 10, 2012
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