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I May Have a Schizoid Personality Disorder

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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 3 Responses Jun 14, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 31-35, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    hello , I been in a relation with woman has borderline personality disorder .. It ended in the most painful way to me , I can't get over it , she just abandoned me gradually until...
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    I don't know if this is a BPD thing or not but I honestly don't understand social interaction. This might be a Schizotypal Personality Disorder thing (I have that as well) but I...
    LewisCollins LewisCollins 31-35 6 days ago

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    What a difference a day makes. Today I got my diagnosis This morning my knowledge about borderline was somewhat limited. I have had friends who had borderline and those were very...
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    Over time I've realised that BPD has made me a Chameleon. I change my colours depending on who I'm with. I've done this for as long as I can remember. I've realised that I don't do...
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    Hey guys, it's been awhile since I last posted. I just wanted to post that my alters agreed to have new names, so these are my alters. Sigma: the malevolent one Delta: the logical...
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    I was officially diagnosed about 8 years ago when I was 21 but of course I've had it for much longer time. Since my childhood I'd always been very moody, capricious, prone to all...
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    There is a demon in us all. For some people it comes out easier than others. Our very own... Hadrian Coull, the only one who refuses to use our given last name. He would smile and...
    TheDylanWorld TheDylanWorld 13-15, M 2 Responses Jul 10

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    Living with this disorder is not something I am proud of. All my life I have pushed people away because I can not control my emotions. I am absolutely terrified to meet new people...
    ForeverLostPoet ForeverLostPoet 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    For the last several weeks I haven't been able to set my mind straight. My mind and my desires keep shifting to the desire to be alone. Not just for a few hours or days, but for...
    BrokenOneX BrokenOneX 31-35 1 Response Jul 14

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    I hate this disorder. Yesterday I was supposed to meet my friends for a girls night and an hour before one of the girls text me like she really didn't want to come so I...
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    I saw a Psych (the 4th in the last 4 months) and he said it might be a good idea to put me on mood stabilisers. Which in itself is fine but what bothers me is that I'm already on...
    LewisCollins LewisCollins 31-35 Jul 10

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    I've been completely off this week. My mother (who's my biggest trigger) came into town doing her usual dishonest antics causing constant upset and paranoia that I'll be just like...
    aligain aligain 31-35, F 4 Responses Jul 17

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    I was never diagnosed with BPD but I feel I do have it. I have been reading about it and after reading many of your own testimonies I am convinced this is what I have. It's been a...
    Serenity14 Serenity14 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 22

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    I was raped by my brother of 8-9 years my age; who was beaten and raped by my half brother of 10-11 years my age who was raped by his mother and beaten by our father. Fun family...
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    Recently i found out that I have BPD. I always knew that something was different with me. My emotions ran me. They are so up and down but not only that, they were so intense. My...
    xchelseydawnx xchelseydawnx 22-25, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    The other day at my work, i was chatting with another staff. She was a little older then me, and was telling me about her daughter who was 8. And everything she told me sounded...
    amsfee amsfee 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    Finally found the man who I would love to spend my life with. Gives me more happiness caring and understanding I have ever been given. He try's his best to be understanding of my...
    awmusic awmusic 22-25, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I'm not quite sure whether I have one or not but I have this symptoms: 1. I feel like most of the times I feel nothing unless anger and sadness and hurt. Sometimes I'll laugh but...
    ayamaxx ayamaxx 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 3

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    Ever since this year, i have been very impulsive, obsessive and irritable. In the past i have self-harmed and undergone dissociative disorder and depersonalization at a small scale...
    butterfliesndut butterfliesndut 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 12

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    Who am I? I am a chameleon. I change, I turn blue or pink depending on what your favorite color is. Deep down, I want you to protect me and I want you to love me. I am a mirror...
    sabrinainstars sabrinainstars 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 3

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    So I have told my friend about my 'friends' she was really supportive and understanding. She said it explains some of my weird behavior. We talk and laugh about it when we're alone...
    TheDylanWorld TheDylanWorld 13-15, M 6 Responses Jul 4

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    Idk if this is something that's typical of someone with bpd. But There's this guy and I've been seeing him for about 4 months. Things are getting more serious between us and I like...
    Rosaalie Rosaalie 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 5

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    That feeling of rejection you get when you know a message you've sent someone has been seen but they don't reply. Why do I have to feel these emotions so intensely?
    LewisCollins LewisCollins 31-35 1 Response Jul 6

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    Have any other alters had a vast world inside that felt safe, but once you opened up about your existence found your world to be fading? Ever since I told a few people about my...
    BrokenOneX BrokenOneX 31-35 Jul 16

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    And I'm poor. I go to a state funded clinic (thank GOD for its existence), and only pay $5 for each prescription. However, there are considerable draw-backs to the state funded...
    DanicaER DanicaER 36-40, F Jul 22

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    Do any of you have animal alters? -Shar
    TheDylanWorld TheDylanWorld 13-15, M 4 days ago

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    Do any of you have animal alters?? -Shar :)
    TheDylanWorld TheDylanWorld 13-15, M 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I think I have it but my mom isn't taking me to a psychologist or anything to diagnose. I could be wrong though.
    WinterSkyout WinterSkyout 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Past two days have been manic for me. I can't sleep and I started teaching at a new school. I don't talk to anyone because I'm afraid they will think I'm crazy. I don't like...
    aligain aligain 31-35, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    TRIGGER - SUBJECT OF SUICIDE. The last time I saw a Psych I was asked a question that I've never been asked by a Psych in the 18 years I've been seeing Dr's. He asked "Have you...
    LewisCollins LewisCollins 31-35 2 Responses