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I May Have a Schizoid Personality Disorder

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 82 People

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    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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    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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    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 During the treatment my therapists said I was very withdrawn and had little interest in what others were talking about.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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 4 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    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've always wondered how many of us are affected by our personality disorders, not only in the 'real' world, but in the cyber world as well? Personally, I still find it difficult...
    mlynnikens mlynnikens 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 2

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    Sometimes I think I exceed the standards of a schizoid but that is my secret to lock away, a secret that will never see the light... There are some, some creatures of light and...
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    "Do you consider me a friend", she asks and I find myself caught off guard, as a deer caught in the headlights, a child with a hand stuck in the cookie jar. I bite my tongue to...
    mlynnikens mlynnikens 22-25, F Oct 27

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    It took me years of searching, but I finally found it. The answer to pretty much everything wrong with me. Why I do what I do. It's beautiful. In an awful, you have a personality...
    jaisikae jaisikae 26-30, F 7 Responses 2 days ago

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    I have borderline Personality Disorder. I have known for a long time that I had something wrong but did not find out until a couple months ago. I am really just looking for...
    kamykamz kamykamz 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 8

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    Hi beautiful people! I'm new here but so far I'm loving it. Well, I don't know if I have this or not. But reading about APD I feel like they were describing me. Being honest, I...
    almasolitaria312 almasolitaria312 26-30, F Nov 13

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    I was recently given a provisional diagnosis of Schizotypal Personality Disorder. It seems strange because I always felt there was something wrong. I have always had these stray...
    Explorerofknowledge Explorerofknowledge 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    I was diagnosed not too long ago, and the therapist said he didn't feel qualified to see me. Not that it really matters, since I was laid off and lost my insurance. I haven't told...
    Saithe Saithe 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    anybody wanna be email "pen pals"? talk about our days and daily struggles and anything great that may have occurred? 5 days a week or everyday if you want. all through email. we...
    Friendlee Friendlee 26-30, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Hi I have BPD, PTSD and bipolar disorder. I was wondering if someone on here that is also suffering that may could help me. I'm miserable. I am on an antianxiety and antipsychotic...
    WolfOfDreams WolfOfDreams 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 6

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    So i found some things i wrote on some of my "good" days for someone that was feeling like i do today. I feel like it belongs here Though the war we fight is not on a battlefield...
    TheWickedJester TheWickedJester 26-30, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Well, I did it again. I let my thoughts bubble up into a fit of rage. I am so bitter and cold today. It all started this morning. Waking up , realizing this is it for now. I am...
    ashless ashless 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 29

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    I feel like an emotional wreck everyday. I feel irritated and impulsive. I'm taking 1mg risperidone and 40mg lexapro. I'm supposed to be taking 300mg of lithium carbonate 3 times a...
    highorlow highorlow 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 1

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    sorry i need to vent yesterday i found out tmy mom does have lung cancer im probably youn g i went had a few glasses of wine then i was like a kid phoned people its cause im not a...
    hannahabbie hannahabbie 46-50, F 4 days ago

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    Please someone tell me whether or not these are signs that I have BPD. - I'm 18 years old and will be 19 in December. -I'm a lefthander. - I'm the eldest child. -I have a very...
    DestinationUnknown1995 DestinationUnknown1995 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 30

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    im feeling angry and fructrated i dont know how to copw with this sick illness i dont wan to do nothing i treat myself like a piece of **** i dont want tobe around know one i feel...
    hannahabbie hannahabbie 46-50, F 2 Responses Nov 3

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    i dont want to go on anymore im in a dark place i feel angry and want to be mean to anyone i feel trapped and lonmeluy this illness takes over i fricken despise myself im il inside...
    hannahabbie hannahabbie 46-50, F 2 Responses Nov 9

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    i feel like i dont want to go on in this world anymor eim sick and fricken tired of being fat im sick and tired of beind in pain and feel likeim rotting inside not the proper help...
    hannahabbie hannahabbie 46-50, F 4 Responses Nov 17

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    im feeling tired of life so much pain came out last nite but im tired and worn out im tired of livng im so depressed that i dont want to do nothing im starting to feel the pain ive...
    hannahabbie hannahabbie 46-50, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I always solely blamed myself for all of the guys I had sex with, and I'm just now realizing that it's not completely my fault. Yes I know I am mostly to blame, but it's kind of...
    jwest230 jwest230 22-25, F 1 Response 23 hrs ago

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    I just got my diagnosis a few days ago, and I'm so disturbed to know the truth.. I've always known about the depression, and it felt good to be able to label the anxiety disorder...
    Shaaydixie Shaaydixie 16-17, F Oct 25

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    I used to think I had BPD, but I have found stability. I am who I am, with a complex personality, I have many sides, but I have found a stable me.
    MentalTravelor MentalTravelor 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 14

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    I am deeply loving ... a bit too loving, perhaps. Diagnosed with HPD 2 years ago, and struggle with it on many days. Married to my best friend ... but this disorder is ever...
    yogasummer yogasummer 36-40, F 1 day ago

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    i have detected many symptoms of DPD in me over the past, and every single one of them leaves me in a situation where i'm stressed out. i feel i'm too clingy to my friends, i used...
    monophxbia monophxbia 13-15, F Oct 25

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    My boyfriend and I of two years have not spoken in 3 days...The longest we have ever gone (aside from his time in the military). It was an amazing romance for a long time. I...
    Nicoleashleyxo Nicoleashleyxo 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 25

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    A question that I've always wanted to ask. Does anyone have an alter by the name of Hyde? I've always wondered...
    TheDylanWorld TheDylanWorld 13-15, M Oct 25

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    Whenever I get upset about something and try to talk it out, I feel like whoever I am talking to thinks that I am imagining the whole situation. Sometimes I feel like my parents...
    jwest230 jwest230 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 25

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    I have been good for a while, I've been taking my medications and went through some things which aren't that good and I was still ok. I do not know what is happening right now...
    faceless84 faceless84 22-25 1 Response Oct 26

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