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I Have Schizotypal Personality Disorder

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 256 People

    Shamanic Illness

    Like most of you PTSD is the main cause of this growing disease that haunts me everyday. I personally have struggled to control my shadow self for these last few years- I am very aware of how disbalanced I am. Especially with logic and the male aspect of my self. Lately, I'm...
    Aquariuslove07 Aquariuslove07 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 24, 2012

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    I believe I have this disorder.

    I have had it for a long time now. I remember when I was a child I used to play with and have childhood friends or so I thought at least. I remember playing on the streets with them, connecting in many ways. A social interaction I believe was normal for that age but my memories...
    Tegtwo Tegtwo 41-45, M 1 Response Apr 27, 2014

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    I Was Diagnosed With Schizotypal Personality Disorder In 96...

    I was diagnosed with schizotypal personality disorder in 96 and it explains a lot. The not liking being touched by anyone. To this day, sometimes I don't even like my fiancee touching me at all. The emotional distance I feel when I look at the world around me.When I was first...
    justcurious75 justcurious75 36-40, M 1 Response Dec 29, 2010

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    Is it so much to ask

    for a companion? Someone to listen to my craziness, and still say "I love you, you mean the world to me." I want that.
    Explorerofknowledge Explorerofknowledge 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 25

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    Mainstream Madness - Are We Really That Odd Or Eccentric After All?

    How do we keep our identity as a schizotypal when the things we "oddly" take interest in become mainstream? The second diagnostic criteria of Schizotypal Personality Disorder is: "Odd beliefs or magical thinking that influences behavior and is inconsistent with subcultural norms...
    esotericone esotericone 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 29, 2013

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    Or At Least I Used to

    I was diagnosed as being schizotypal when I was 16, right after I dropped out of high school due to social anxiety attacks.  I lost contact with all my friends (they were less friends and more aquantances, I didn't really have friends, just people I ate lunch with). And I...
    Lucid Lucid 22-25, F 5 Responses Aug 8, 2007

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    What They Don't Tell You About...

    Call me whateverĀ  you want. You ain't got nothin' on me.
    effensweet effensweet 22-25, M Jan 11, 2013

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    I Was Diagnosed With Schizotypal Personality Disorder

     Hello. I was diagnosed with schizotypal personality disorder about three years ago. For 2 1/2 of those years I was on medication and in recent months I decided to go off of it. Before my diagnosis life was pretty unbearable. I decided to go to psychotherapy once a week...
    imokimok imokimok 36-40 2 Responses May 23, 2009

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    My Alternate Reality, Unknown By All But Me

    I have three alter egos, I will start with Lucinda; Lucinda is a DragonWarrior, DragonWarrior's have different social status's, ranks, powers, and elements that they rely on. Lucinda was born as any regular Junior-DragonWarrior is with little to no powers.By the time that...
    CrimsonSnowTigress CrimsonSnowTigress 18-21, F Aug 14, 2013

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    I Was Diagnosed With Schizotypal Personality Disorder

     Hello. I was diagnosed with schizotypal personality disorder about three years ago. For 2 1/2 of those years I was on medication and in recent months I decided to go off of it. Before my diagnosis life was pretty unbearable. I decided to go to psychotherapy once a week...
    imokimok imokimok 36-40 11 Responses May 23, 2009

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    Trying To Figure Out What Life's All About

    I've always been different, I suppose. Even as a kid, I never had many friends - because I was sure people only wanted to harm me. I started to show signs of major depression as a teenager: the cutting and suicide attempt made that much clear. I was finally sent to see a shrink...
    LilaRainbowLily LilaRainbowLily 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 15, 2012

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    This Is Me...

    I have schizophrenia. I discovered this about a year ago. It scared me. It terrifies me to this day. It sucks. Not knowing if something is real, if a feeling is truly yours. A while ago, I was convinced my parents could read everything I was thinking. I am still convinced now...
    CasperAdair CasperAdair 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 19, 2013

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    hahaha...probably just bipolar.

    I don't know. Or, crazee! XD
    schizochic schizochic 26-30, F Dec 18, 2014

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    Dealing With The Thoughts Is The Fun Part.

     As far as I can tell, my childhood was relatively normal.  I can not think of a single real thing that I would want to change, even though there are little things that seem to jive with descriptions I have been given, a parent that didn't give proper emotional support...
    Naedlus Naedlus 31-35, M Jan 22, 2010

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    Living with this disorder is very difficult.

    It takes a constant effort to try and live a decent normal life. Allow me to tell you about my symptoms, and how I deal with them. We'll, I do believe that this disorder wS largely due to two things. 1 being first that I had an early child abandonment from my mother who gave...
    JamesPerry22 JamesPerry22 22-25, M Apr 18, 2014

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    Sometimes I Dont Like Myself

    I hate the feelings that come along with this disorder. The pain of feeling like everyone is purposly trying to hurt me. The deep sadness and loneliness because I can't maintain a friendship. The frustration of knowing that my brain tells me that things are happening one way but...
    mindofmayhem mindofmayhem 41-45 Oct 10, 2013

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    Undiagnosed

    I'm only 17, but all my life, my mother has been a diagnosed bipolar/schizophrenic. She began doing cocaine not long after my youngest brother was born, which didn't exactly help her insanity. She's been in and out of my life for the past twelve years and I never really...
    JLoritz JLoritz 18-21 4 Responses May 5, 2013

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    I Published My Schizotypal Novel: Goodbye To Beekman Place

    "Hug me or hit meā€¦those are your only two options." This is going to sound like I'm using this forum to promote my book, and I suppose there is some truth to that: this my very first post outside the comfort of FaceBook friends telling the world that "Goodbye to Beekman Place...
    WestSideDave WestSideDave 41-45, M 3 Responses Feb 24, 2013

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    ok. I don't really know what I'm doing.

    glad this is anonymous bc I don't want to be doing this wrong. I know a lot of people are very judge mental towards me & I have a hard time taking criticism on an educational stance. I don't really care anything about looks or anything physical, I have a strong passion for...
    goodatnothing goodatnothing 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 2

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    I grew up thinking I was unattractive.

    I grew up thinking no one loved me. My mom suffered with addiction while she was pregnant with me (and well into her adult life). Shortly after I was born she abondoned me in an empty building. I lived in foster care until my father came back from serving overseas and his side...
    TyraLA TyraLA 22-25 3 Responses Jan 17, 2014

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    , Moon Bound, Astral Sick. I Need A Life Boat

    I don't want fans on this sight, I may not be popular on Experience project, But I truly don't see why any of that Superficial nonsense is even incorperated on this site. I feel it's souly for emotional ventilation, and maybe hope that some soul out there could possibly have...
    seanymph9 seanymph9 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 2, 2013

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    I Think My Brother Needs Help

    I am concerned that my brother may have Schizotypal personality disorder.  He is idiosyncratic to say the least.  He goes through short periods when he is very sensitive to being touched - refuses to be hugged or patted on the back.  He is fixated on minor things...
    BigSister73 BigSister73 31-35 2 Responses Aug 5, 2009

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    Working On Me

    Hello!  I was "unofficially" diagnosed with spd when I was about 16.  I was a classic case, still sort of am.  But I've been working on myself, trying to get rid of some of the more maladaptive behaviors, and so far I've met with a lot of success. ...
    Lucid Lucid 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 13, 2009

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    I was diagnosed with Schiztotypal Disorder in

    2011 and ever since then things have begun to be understandable yet difficult. It explained why I feel detached and disconnected from the world and how I have always liked to be by myself rather than around people. I have trouble making friends and keeping them, and when I am...
    m4ch1n3121 m4ch1n3121 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 21, 2014

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    Finding Out

    I've always had some kind of notion that i had a personality disorder. So i took a few online Phd approved tests. They were all positive for schizotypal, paranoia, dependant, borderline, bi polar, and others but i'm mostly interested about being schizotypal. so i read about it. i...
    EmmaKelsey EmmaKelsey 16-17, F 12 Responses Sep 29, 2008

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    So I'm convinced that I'm in love with a

    celebrity. But my delusions got to me, and I kept talking to her, telling her all about how she wanted to crush me. But I then realize that shes not there. So I tell her sorry and that i wish i had bigger hands (my hands are embarrassingly small). But i realize again that shes...
    Explorerofknowledge Explorerofknowledge 18-21, M 3 Responses Nov 27, 2014

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    I Am Healing

    I was diagnosed with stpd when I was 19, I am now 40. For a long time I didn't really believe that I was correctly diagnosed and thought the psychiatrist was full of crap. I lived with the symptoms of the disorder not really understanding that what I was experiencing was abnormal...
    LilDreamer12 LilDreamer12 41-45 2 Responses Aug 29, 2013

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    Romantically Involved With Schizotypal....

    I 've been in a romantic relationship with a guy that I'm slowly suspecting is schizotypal or schizophrenic. Of course in the beginning I thought of him as a pretty creative person and that some of his "differences" were cultural in nature as he's...
    sxyvirgo sxyvirgo 41-45 7 Responses May 24, 2008

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    An Even Stranger Stranger.

    I'm 28 and I guess I suffer from SPD. I mean, I do, but it's difficult to detach myself enough from my thoughts to have an existential understanding of living with a personality disorder. I've been struggling with defining my psycho-emotional problems since longer than I...
    Thegoldeel Thegoldeel 26-30, F 5 Responses Mar 17, 2013

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    General Experiences

    Hello! This is my first time posting on this website! I've been professionally diagnosed with Schizotypal Personality Disorder, Depression, and a generalized Anxiety disorder 5 years ago. I am on 5 different medications ranging from anti-psychotics, anti-depressants and anti...
    Synthesthesia Synthesthesia 22-25, M 3 Responses Oct 23, 2013

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    Diagnosis Yesterday....

    Since my mind was able to think back on my childhood I have known that something about me was entirely unlike the others around me. I wasn't entirely aware of this as a child but looking back later to compare me behavior with that of others I could realize, as an adult, why I was...
    FancyMilitia FancyMilitia 26-30 6 Responses May 29, 2009

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    I think that I am schizotypal

    rather than schizoaffective which I was diagnosed with. Depression isn't the biggest problem. I've invented games to play solitary fashion which none of my few friends understand. I'm obsessed with numbers and don't socialize with people well at all. A conversation lasting...
    4k5dii 4k5dii 46-50, M Apr 21, 2014

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    My Psychic Powers

    Until the day before yesterday, (when I was diagnosed with Schizotypal personality disorder) I was absolutely convinced that I could calm down babies and stop them crying with my mind.....now I'm not so sure
    mrzeezee mrzeezee 41-45, M 4 Responses Feb 9, 2013

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    I think I'm going crazy again.

    I can feel the parts of my brain that aren't right. But of course, none of you care. I am as I have been from the beginning. Alone.
    Explorerofknowledge Explorerofknowledge 18-21, M 2 Responses Dec 12, 2014

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    Don't Take Me Back! I'm Not Fully Insane; This Time...

    I found out about Schizotypal Personality Disorder a few weeks ago and took some tests online and it says I have it. I think it's true. I have major social anxiety with people I don't know or formal conversations with people I do know. I also have the feeling people think I'm...
    SmilesKillMe SmilesKillMe 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 4, 2013

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    I can't wait till I die.

    No more empty bed. No trying to date a pretty woman who wants a rich jerk. No more empty life. No more ugly face looking back at you in the mirror. No more pain. No more tears. Just rest. My brain finally shutting the **** up. I'm just so sick to death of it all. Why does the...
    Explorerofknowledge Explorerofknowledge 18-21, M Jul 13

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    My Best Friend Is Me

    My "imagined" life is far more interesting than my real life. Stacy is my alter ego and not really much of my friend, meaning we don't get along very well. She is sweet and nice and cries all the time. I'm more aggressive and straight forward. She's extremely sex-obsessed and...
    CrazyBubbleMonkey CrazyBubbleMonkey 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 1, 2010

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    Fear and Loathing

    I have SPD. Im not sure what else to say. I'm really just curious to meet others who share in my "madness".
    EmbracingAngst EmbracingAngst 31-35 3 Responses Oct 15, 2008

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    how does someone get tested for a personality

    disorder? i googled about the disorders but I feel I have some traits of a schizoid and antisocial personality disorder. I have an appt with a pyschiatrist soon. Anyone been through this and can tell me what happens at the first session? Will she able diagnose my problem? Pls...
    Samaira99 Samaira99 36-40, F 1 Response May 14, 2014

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    I was recently given a provisional diagnosis of

    Schizotypal Personality Disorder. It seems strange because I always felt there was something wrong. I have always had these stray and strange thoughts, sometimes subbing in words that mean little to what I actually want to say. I have always been described as imaginative in the...
    Explorerofknowledge Explorerofknowledge 18-21, M 5 Responses Nov 23, 2014

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    The words I want to hear all my life: "You're

    crazy. I love you soooo much, honey!"
    Explorerofknowledge Explorerofknowledge 18-21, M Feb 9

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    Feeling Different

    Growing up I always felt dfferent, now I know I'm different. Yes I have a family, Yes I have a home ,but nobody knows the life inside my head. I have been diganosed with schizoid personality disorder,depressive personality disorder,paranoid personality disorder,and dis-socail...
    frazzle frazzle 36-40 3 Responses Feb 2, 2009

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    Finding Joy In Moments Of Accomplishment

    About a month and a half ago, I wrote a post describing my first novel - and how terrified I was to have it published. At the time I wrote about how I believed my book to be a solid case study of undiagnosed schizotypal personality disorder, and now more than ever, I'm convinced...
    WestSideDave WestSideDave 41-45, M 3 Responses Mar 29, 2013

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    The Question Is: How To Help Him?

    My 26 year old son has been diagnosed with this disorder. But now what? He refuses to take his medication and does not realize that he has a problem. He cannot live in a group home, by himself and very difficult with family. As his mother I am so frustrated with not having any...
    statebridgecrossing statebridgecrossing 61-65, F 1 Response May 5, 2013

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    My Story

    Symptoms of Schizotypal Personality Disorder Schizotypal personality disorder is characterized by a pattern of social and interpersonal deficits marked by acute discomfort with, and reduced capacity for, close relationships as well as by cognitive or perceptual distortions and...
    maltesemermaid maltesemermaid 41-45, F 22 Responses Apr 6, 2012

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    I'm diagnosed schizotypal personality disorder,

    ptsd, and panic disorder, I'm mentally and physically exhausted.. Does anyone else get a humming in their head? It always is just annoying at first but eventually becomes just down right painful and makes it hard for me to function or even get out of bed think ect.., like a form...