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I May Have a Schizoid Personality Disorder

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 85 People

    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 2 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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    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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    IAmOptimusPrime IAmOptimusPrime 22-25, F Nov 30, 2014

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    Related Experiences

    I self diagnosed myself with this, I have the classic symptoms being emotionless, (but only in public), not interested in sex or relationships with other people(It's very...
    Mybodyisacage Mybodyisacage 18-21, F Dec 27, 2014

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    I most definitely have this. I trust somebody as far as I can throw them, no matter how long I've know them. they can be friends or family, the answer is still no. I DO NOT confide...
    Mybodyisacage Mybodyisacage 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 27, 2014

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    I just can't cope at the moment. I'm having counselling and "personality" has been mentioned, and, now I really think about it, perhaps my having a personality disorder would "fit...
    Chaleureuse Chaleureuse 26-30, F Jan 10

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    I managed to creep myself out... A lot. I just looked through some of my old papers and stuff. I must have had borderline personality disorder for a long long time. I kept emails...
    Rosaalie Rosaalie 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 7

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    I am have been diagnosed as with borderline personality disorder last year.Such a relief.I think I have had it for 10 years and have inherited it from my mother.Who I forgive,If...
    aquabunny aquabunny 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 9

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    And I think everyone hates me now. I can see it in their eyes, in the way they shift their feet away from me. And I can see it in their faces, forever tense and serious when...
    madelinefish madelinefish 16-17, F Jan 15

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    im out of the hopital but im feeling realy un healthy and ill insid ei dont undestand whats going on i feel like i have apersonality that needs to flip i am so depressed and cant...
    hannahabbie hannahabbie 46-50, F 2 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    I've been diagnosed with APD for 3 years now, I'm sure I've had it my entire life because I cant remember the last time I cared, or had empathy for anything. Maybe I'm a psychopath...
    DakotaMuffin DakotaMuffin 16-17, M 3 Responses Jan 6

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    What is the outlook like for someone with this disorder, whether in treatment or not? If you have this, how long have you known? What steps have you taken to manage it, and how is...
    anniemagus anniemagus 31-35, F Jan 12

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    Do you get the disorder since you were born or get it in your life time? i believe i dont have this when i was born, i had a lot of friends when i was child. Trauma and bullying...
    chocolattee chocolattee 22-25, M Dec 29, 2014

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    i've this disorder from my bad environment. people bully me and i cannot do anything to fight back because of my weak body. now, i always bring stuntgun in my bag i also bring...
    chocolattee chocolattee 22-25, M 2 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    I've always had it. I never played with the other kids at recess from pre school to 5th grade. Middle school was a living hell and now I go to an alternative high school. I have a...
    classAteam classAteam 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 30, 2014

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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...
    goodatnothing goodatnothing 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 2

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    I hate the drama I always create in my life. It's like I'm doomed to drag myself into my own dramatic stories. Why does this disorder hurt so much??
    styxc styxc 18-21, M Jan 4

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    this "personality" is a curse
    styxc styxc 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 4

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    Does anyone else have urges to where they are compelled to do something to "Fix" themselves? Yesterday I felt like I had to cut my hair. I did this once before and that time I...
    insanepoet84 insanepoet84 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 5

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    I know what could have made me like this. I've never been tested for reasons behind my problems, (I was told I have social phobia and I know that but I'm sure I also have APD too...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 Jan 14

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    My mother got icy cold cause I she wanted a scarf I had ,and I could not give it to her then and there.She proceeded to dramatize how she needs nothing from me,and she is capable...
    aquabunny aquabunny 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    I feel like my default is stuck on sad. Like that's my baseline and i have work at being happy
    TheWickedJester TheWickedJester 26-30, M 2 Responses Dec 27, 2014

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    not sharing my life story but i cant see my girlfriend because it's long distance and i keep worrying she's deliberately putting off seeing me. another friend followed me and I...
    weirdbug weirdbug 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 28, 2014

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    Hello, it is me again. It has been a while. I feel so disconnected from everything like i am in a dream. I want to wake up but i can't. Cal is back. He says he loves me, its been a...
    minibird minibird 18-21, M Dec 28, 2014

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    Men are so stupid sometimes. Women are to but honestly, all my ex's still love me, they all want me back. I tried to warn them while we were dating that if they leave, it breaks my...
    Rosaalie Rosaalie 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    So I'm here my bf is sick he tells me to go out with my friends for new years asks me at what time I'll leave, turns around and asks me to cash his check which i don't mind, but...
    melibar melibar 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 31, 2014

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    I truly hate holidays so glad there over with... so glad they're over with and all the who we're going to, what we're doing and ugh the meeting new ppl, being surrounded trying to...
    melibar melibar 26-30, F Jan 1

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    I absolutely hate playing pretend but I love it when it suits me I feel dead most of the time unless I'm interacting or planning I have horrible impulse control I day dream of...
    DontScream4Help DontScream4Help 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 1

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    I feel like there's this darkness surrounding me and I'm chained to it now. I don't even have to try to resist food anymore. I just don't want it. Although it sounds crazy,I keep...
    poodahpop poodahpop 18-21, T Jan 1

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    so Christmas was good... I got more than I needed and I am very appreciative but I just felt like empty the whole day.. like why is Christmas all about getting gifts to some people...
    yonnie97 yonnie97 16-17, F Jan 1

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    I'd really like to know if my story is similar to anybody else's. I was diagnosed with BPD at 14, after being told it was Depression, then Bipolar, etc etc. Almost as if it was a...
    skyworm skyworm 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 1

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