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I May Have a Schizoid Personality Disorder

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    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 "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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    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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    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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    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 31-35, M Mar 30, 2013

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    We're all watching a show at the moment. It's not called multiple personality disorder anymore you know, it's dissociative identity disorder. Not that we have it just thought I'd...
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    people around me don't understand how horrible this disorder is. Borderline personality disorder can be and is debilitating. I'm tired of being different. I'm tired of being...
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    Has anyone here with DID ever feel like they have no personality? Like a void dark type feeling with no feel of drive to do or say anything but you try anyway because you know it's...
    Ifeeluberish Ifeeluberish 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 15

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    I lash out for hours at a time, then I might get depressed for hours at a time. others I'm really happy. sometimes super excited over nothing. I started looking at symptoms of...
    eternitygoeson eternitygoeson 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    Hi. Im new to this so.. please be understanding! I only have one personality. Her name is DoryBob and she is 3. Is it common to only have one alter?
    SallyandBob SallyandBob 16-17, F Apr 18

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    Alright, where to begin? I hope only those with BPD read this. It's incredibly incredibly insensitive and very damaging to a Borderline person when someone who doesn't understand...
    Vaecia Vaecia 22-25, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I need to try to stop having "episodes" when I'm with my friends... but also getting to the point where I don't give a crap what they think anymore... If I'm gonna be alone anyway...
    Yu12 Yu12 26-30, M 3 Responses Apr 8

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    Someone should check my posts and their dramatic change of emotional stand for explanation of borderline pd.I am much better now.And while my emotional self is still cringing at...
    aquabunny aquabunny 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 14

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    hello good morning im so struggling im so fricken depressed it isnt funny i just cant take it any more i dont wan to live like this my mood is so loww i feel likea kid that cant...
    hannahabbie hannahabbie 46-50, F 1 Response Apr 20

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    i dont really know what to qt to write really i feel like im not connected ive beenwatching tv havent been able to cope barely hangoing on i have a stubborn kid in me who refuses...
    hannahabbie hannahabbie 46-50, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Hi.. My names Xander I'm the other personality of Justin's. If you have any questions talk to Justin and he will let me know and I'll answer them. And by the way I am a shy nervous...
    Hellfire66 Hellfire66 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 8

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    The only criteria I don't fit into is being 18+ and having conduct disorder
    PsychoticPsychologist PsychoticPsychologist 13-15 Apr 23

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    I'm mostly always mean to people especially my mom. I would get irriated and annoyed if she ask me about something that I think it's very obvious and it answers itself or think...
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    Argued with my mom today... She´s in another country with my brother... and she left me here... It´s hard comunicating with her, she doesn´t get me... My family should be close...
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    hello im feeling dark miserabkevery lonely my mind im tired of fighting this i dont know how to cope with this i think i feel angry im not sure whant to be set free my angry...
    hannahabbie hannahabbie 46-50, F 1 Response Apr 12

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    I was having a great day at work and coming towards the end of the day I started feeling pathetic knowing that once I left work I'd have no to call or text me. Most people...
    aligain aligain 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 13

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    i need to vent although doesnt seem to help i feel like i just go on one more day i had to do some errands im a stubborn person so i close myself off i have no strengh to do this i...
    hannahabbie hannahabbie 46-50, F 2 Responses Apr 22

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    I don't understand how I can care so deeply about people and then as soon as I feel rejected in any way I cut them off like they don't exist. A big part of me is sad about it and...
    ArtemisAncestor ArtemisAncestor 31-35, F 5 Responses Apr 22

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    Does anyone else constantly feel like you're not good enough, not important enough, not loved enough when you're in a relationship, even if the person you're with does all they can...
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