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I May Have a Schizoid Personality Disorder

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 88 People

    Are These Shizoid Behaviours/Signs?

    I have been diagnosed with BPD, AvPD, DPD, StPD, and PPD. I have just ended group therapy which lasted 9 months. During the treatment my therapists said I was very withdrawn and had little interest in what others were talking about. They said I was very detached and aloof, and...
    sceneparade sceneparade 26-30, M Aug 30, 2013

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    I Think I May...

    From what I've read on it anyway I relate to most of it and it would make sense.
    LifelessSource LifelessSource 18-21, F Jun 8, 2011

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    Very Interesting To Come Across This Name

    I came across this name while looking in the social awkwardness forums. I have been socially awkward since a child/early teens. I remember when my parents used to go on holiday I used to stay at home on my own and I loved it. I do find having friends or people around me quite...
    Vinnie01 Vinnie01 26-30, M Mar 30, 2013

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    I "love"d It

    Last year, I knew I was schizoid. Oh yeah. I had almost every symptom and I knew it. And you know what? I really liked it. "Loved" it. I liked the person I was--cold, distant, unmotivated, etc etc--and wanted to stay that way. Not too long after, I was diagnosed with...
    Affected Affected 18-21, M 7 Responses Jun 23, 2010

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    What Helps?

    I always wondered why I never liked being around people, even my own family.  I learned about SPD while researching some of the thoughts I've been having and it fit me perfectly.  I'm kind of hesitant to go to the Dr about it because I just don't know if I want to go over...
    InwardCompass InwardCompass 31-35, M 3 Responses Apr 15, 2012

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    How I Found Out That I Have A Personality Disorder

    I have never been social and always prefered to be alone... all the while thinking nothing of it.  I thought that some day I would get some inspiration and want to do something with my life but that day never came.  Then one day I was skimming through wikipedia.  I looked up...
    ericjames83 ericjames83 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 7, 2011

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    After Doing The Research, I Am Almost Certain I Have Spd, But...

    I seem to be an unusual variation that is romantically inclined. I have seen many variables in the various schizoids I have read about, and just about every site that tries to describe a schizoid seems to paint a different picture, though some traits are definitely more common...
    DigitalSatyr DigitalSatyr 26-30, M Jul 16, 2012

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    With a lack of warmth

    and open communication in my formative years, I guess the way I coped when I was a child was to look for solace in books I've read, games I've played, shows I've watched, then taking all of those together into a comfortable fantasy world for myself. I seem to have a difficult...
    twelves twelves 22-25 Nov 21, 2014

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    I Am Who I Am...and Always Have Been.

    I don't think there is any shame in being a schizoid personality. I wouldn't even call it a disorder. I am very funny when it crowds, but I prefer my solitude, my wonderful solitude. It gives me such peace. I could spend months without human contact and still not be bored. I...
    komickaze komickaze 26-30 2 Responses Apr 6, 2011

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    Like The Month

    We never seek help. I've never been diagnosed, but I'm smart enough to figure it out on my own. Hence the disorder... Push people away because you don't need them, and they don't need you. So you're alone; now what? **********, meditate. Write. Music. Think, appreciate. My self...
    pratyekayan pratyekayan 18-21, M Sep 23, 2010

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    I Live With A Psychopath

    I've never been diagnosed with SPD, and my sister has never been diagnosed with psychopathy or ASPD (although she has been diagnosed once as bipolar and then later as borderline). But, being the logical, learning person I am, I've been studying and reading for the last four years...
    sunkensubmarine sunkensubmarine 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 19, 2011

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    IAmOptimusPrime IAmOptimusPrime 22-25, F Nov 30, 2014

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    Maybe I'm A Schizoid?

    I took an online quiz for personality disorders, and it said I have a high likelihood of schizoid PD. I lack motivation, have a small range of emotion, am aloof, unaffected by praise or criticism, and see societal norms as nonsensical and damaging. I feel others think I behave...
    Cocoboy21 Cocoboy21 18-21, M 4 Responses Jun 14, 2010

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    Well here it goes. It started about a year ago.

    I don't know but it just happened overnight. Since then I can't care about things, that friends are just acquaintances for me and I literally won't mind if you punch me in the face. I realized this when me and my closest friend had this huge fight (well I guess for him it was a...
    darns darns 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 16, 2014

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    An un-diagnosed but self questionable Illness !!!

    I notice I have eposodic nervous breakdowns in my life about every 7 years or  and seem to co-inside with sexual assault or bashings etc so I have a type of delusional collapse and I often feel my thoughts are illogical and the people around me are plotting against any success...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals 36-40, F 3 Responses Jan 15, 2012

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    Schizoid

    I think I may have schizoid personality disorder. It's not that I don't like people..I just have difficulty trusting them. Also, I wouldn't have problems making new friends as I think I am a charismatic woman, but I find making and KEEPING friends a lot of responsibility. I would...
    solitarygirl85 solitarygirl85 26-30, F 6 Responses Dec 19, 2011

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    What Do You Think?

    I know I might have it, but at the same time I don't see anything wrong with the way I live. Adults at my school are always concerned with my lack of socialization, and how I always seem to choose solitary things, but I don't see the problem. I'm satisfied with my life and myself...
    chococat159 chococat159 18-21 3 Responses Aug 7, 2011

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    Unsure

    I just recently took an online personality quiz and it told me that I have a Schizoid Personality Disorder. I had know idea what that was so I looked it up and was really surprised to find that the majority of the symptoms described me exactly. I really have no interest in...
    LadyBug84 LadyBug84 22-25, F 4 Responses Sep 3, 2009

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    Story Of A Truthful Life

    Well, I am a Schizoid. My symptoms were shall I say, dormant until maybe 2 months after i turned 13. I had started out with Ideas, loose ideas, like the ideas that are pulled together to write a book or solve a mystery. That's what these ideas made me feel like, like I was...
    XanyO XanyO 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 11, 2012

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    http://psychcentral.com/disorders/schizoid-personality-disorder-symptoms/ my life makes sense now, and i'm pretty sure i have this type of disorder. i'm not sure how long i've had...
    randomgirl42 randomgirl42 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I just recently researched this disorder after taking a personality quiz online. My results told me I suffer from APD. I haven't felt like this my whole life up until now. I'm...
    heaven89 heaven89 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 15

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    I have just recently found out that I am pregnant. Yes, I am excited. But, I'm also terrified because of the havoc pregnancy is already wreaking on my fragile emotional state...
    whiskeyprincess37 whiskeyprincess37 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 5

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    I first discovered this in my junior year of high school. Being trans in high school is probably the worst, but being trans and having a personality disorder in high school is just...
    noyoubro noyoubro 18-21, T 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I stole my boyfriend from someone else and now I am unable to trust him. We've known each other for a long time. I always knew he liked me but I friend-zoned him. After all, he...
    elocinitis elocinitis 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 5

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    My borderline personality disorder has made me see the havoc I cause in people's lives and I'm regretting things I've done. I completely slandered my ex when I was splitting and...
    mconner1030 mconner1030 36-40, F 3 Responses Mar 15

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    I'm 21 suffering with borderline personality disorder along with depression and anxiety. I've been dealing with this since I was 11 and my mom remarried a Disney style evil step...
    knittingpretty22 knittingpretty22 18-21, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    Though it's far f rom being the worst thing in the world, being a psychopath is an odd thing to journey through life as. I choose to not physically hurt other people, and mostly...
    bigwags239 bigwags239 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 16

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    I could really use and appreciate some help, your experience and input. I'm studying BPD psychopathology and there is something that is so conflicting for me. I'm really struggling...
    Altruistrick Altruistrick 56-60, M 6 Responses Mar 13

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    i really dont know much to say except im tired of life getting up everyday today i deceded to clean my house i told my mom i cant talk to her right now as i just cant be in her...
    hannahabbie hannahabbie 46-50, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    It's so hard to get out of bed in the mornings when you have no idea how your day could go. I wake up like a blank slate and then whoever I spend my time with tends to define how I...
    Ambernonymous Ambernonymous 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 13

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    Love and Courage!! For us that have made it so far.Unbowed.Undefeated.Not giving up,just yet. Invictus Out of the night that covers me, Black as the pit from pole to pole...
    aquabunny aquabunny 22-25, F Mar 13

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    I'm writing this in an effort to reach out and make sense of what's happening inside. At times I feel completely normal and then sometimes I feel batshit crazy, all within a few...
    adub2222 adub2222 31-35, M 3 Responses Mar 16

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    I was diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder with Borderline Traits. Professionals are reluctant to give a full BPD diagnosis because I'm not a cutter and had been able to hold...
    RayneBeauHill RayneBeauHill 46-50, F 2 Responses Mar 3

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    I was diagnosed almost two years ago (although I've struggled with its symptoms as far back as I can remember). Yet even now when I tell people I have it - I guess because I find...
    vagabondthrone vagabondthrone 22-25, M 3 Responses Mar 6

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    Amid the crowd they hear a scream, they pass it by like a mere dream, vast amounts of the human race, the likes of which are not my taste, they suffer and cry, they beg and lie...
    fenrirandimpachi fenrirandimpachi 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 28

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    They say if you die suddenly, your life flashes before your eyes. I have been slowly dying for close to fifteen years, all I have seen are other people's lives.
    rorenchan rorenchan 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 28

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    Today was quite a roller coaster. Fast mood swings from extreme happiness to the lowest of lows all day. I'm beginning to wonder if Wellbutrin stopped working. It really takes...
    keekzie keekzie 22-25, T 1 Response Mar 1

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    I am (almost can't believe it) peaceful since yesterday night and today.I am usually a lot of emotions,but never peaceful,never.The instances where I have been peaceful,I can...
    aquabunny aquabunny 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 3

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    dte21 dte21 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 8

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    One of the symptoms of BPD is an unstable sense of self, and I hate it so much. My self worth literally changes depending on who I'm with. Someone who used to be my best friend...
    Ambernonymous Ambernonymous 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 8

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    I've noticed that my borderline traits pretty much go away when I'm not in a relationship, but as soon as I fall in love I go crazy. Having bpd is hell, I'd rather be single and...
    Rosaalie Rosaalie 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 9

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    I've had this account since 2011, and I abandoned it for a long time. I was in therapy for about a year, where I learned to lie really well and cover it up if I did drugs or cut...
    tangledx22 tangledx22 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 9

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    I want to die. I'm so well informed about how borderline behavior seeps into my every waking moment that I have started to second guess every feeling I have. Am I allowed to be...
    jennaporter jennaporter 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 13

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