Schizoid Personality Disorder

Bob seems detached.  He speaks slowly.  He describes the recent loss of the job he held for almost 30 years. Also, Bob’s other co-workers have been very upset.  But Bob doesn’t really understand why. Then again, Bob has never been one to care about much. He eats little.  Bob lives alone.  He doesn’t associate with other people.  And he’ll look for another job.  Whatever or where ever that might be.

Major Symptoms of Schizoid Personality Disorder

This training title highlights the major symptoms of Schizoid Personality Disorder. Symptoms may include:

  1. Doesn’t desire or enjoy close relationships.  Including being part of a family.
  2. Almost always chooses solitary activities.
  3. Has little, if any, interest in having sexual experiences with another person.
  4. Takes pleasure in few, if any, activities.
  5. Lacks close friends or confidants other than first-degree relatives.
  6. Appears indifferent to the praise or criticism of others.  And shows emotional coldness, detachment, or flattened affectivity.

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