I Have Schizotypal Personality Disorder

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 273 People

    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

    , 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

    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

    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

    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

    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
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Sep 4, 2013

    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

    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

    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

    I feel like this describes me.

    Ive been diagnosed with severe depression and anxiety. None of the medications ever made things better? And I've tried numerous kinds. I don't know.
    aBlackRoseBurial aBlackRoseBurial
    26-30, M
    Jan 27

    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

    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...
    MissE78 MissE78
    36-40, F
    Feb 16, 2015

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    What They Don't Tell You About...

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

    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

    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

    Trapped In A Lucid Dream.

    My whole life up until I turned 11 went normally. My family found out that my dad had been molesting my sister, and that impacted our emotions deeply, but it didn't change my brain. I was still a normal child, a little starry eyed and "weird" but average. But gradually from Jr...
    seanymph9 seanymph9
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 21, 2013

    I Published My Schizotypal Novel: Goodbye To Beekman Place

    "Hug me or hit me…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

    I have loved a boy since the day I met him.

    I have been with him for years. He and I have grown up together as perfect lovers. Then I found out he never existed... along with most of the people I consider my friends and everything has changed now.
    GothAngelSav GothAngelSav
    16-17, F
    Nov 13, 2015

    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

    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

    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
    2 Responses Oct 23, 2013

    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

    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

    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

    A Mind Worlds Apart

    I'm a 27, almost 28, year old male. I tend to ramble, so I apologize in advance for any walls of text. I've known since kindergarten that the differences between me and others are too vast to be covered by the depression and anxiety I supposedly suffer from. Of course, I've never...
    TamedRebelSoul TamedRebelSoul
    26-30
    3 Responses May 3, 2011

    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

    I'm a schizotypal disaster

    and I never had any idea at all. I'm not a fan of self diagnosis of anything based on the fact that everything I've ever been diagnosed with has completely blown me out of the water. I thought I had severe anxiety for the longest time, which is true, but there was more depth to...
    kmayberryy kmayberryy
    18-21, T
    Sep 22, 2015

    Hey there! i have this disorder

    since i was 13. I started to have a strange behaviour and weird thoughts. My obsession with death and sick things got worse,i don't think it's a problem,but my psychiatrist said that i have this disorder and gave me a medication. I really LOVE my eccentric thoughts and i don't...
    Batwoman1968 Batwoman1968
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 14

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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
    6 Responses Jan 2, 2015
    GothAngelSav GothAngelSav
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Nov 13, 2015

    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

    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

    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
    19 Responses Apr 6, 2012

    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

    hahaha...probably just bipolar.

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

    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

    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

    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
    31-35, F
    5 Responses Mar 17, 2013
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