schizoid personality

schizoid personality
a personality characterized by solitariness, emotional coldness to others, inability to experience pleasure, lack of response to praise and criticism, withdrawal into a fantasy world, excessive introspection, and eccentricity of behaviour. Some schizophrenics have this personality before their illness, but most schizoid personalities do not become schizophrenic.

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  • schizoid personality — noun : a personality disorder characterized by shyness, withdrawal, inhibition of emotional expression, and apparent diminution of affect, displaying an active fantasy life often evidenced by eccentric behavior or by artistic creativeness and… …   Useful english dictionary

  • schizoid personality disorder — [DSM IV] a personality disorder marked by detachment from social relationships and a restricted range of emotional experience and expression. Qualifying characteristics include lack of capacity for, or interest in, social relationships or family… …   Medical dictionary

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  • Personality Disorders —    Even though upsetting behavior is as old as the human condition, systematic attention to disorders of the personality appears relatively late in the development of psychiatry. On the whole, the asylum generation of psychiatrists had little to… …   Historical dictionary of Psychiatry

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  • schizoid — Synonyms and related words: alcoholic, alternating personality, ambivert, antisocial personality, brain damaged, brain injured, catatoniac, catatonic, certifiable, certifiable case, choleric, cycloid, cyclothyme, cyclothymic, disordered… …   Moby Thesaurus

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