CLINICAL FEATURES OF SCHIZOID PERSONALITY DISORDER
||Compliant; stoic; noncompetitive; self-sufficient; lacking
assertiveness; feeling inferior and an outsider in life.
||Cynical; inauthentic; depersonalized; alternately feeling
empty, robot-like and full of omnipotent, vengeful fantasies;
|II. Interpersonal Relations
||Withdrawn; aloof; have few close friends;
impervious to others' emotions; afraid of intimacy.
||Exquisitely sensitive; deeply curious about others;
hungry for love; envious of others' spontaneity; intensely needy of involvement
with others; capable of excitement with carefully selected intimates.
|III. Social Adaptation
||Prefer solitary occupational and recreational activities;
marginal or eclectically sociable in groups; vulnerable to esoteric movements
owing to a strong need to belong; tend to be lazy and indolent.
||Lack clarity of goals; weak ethnic affiliation;
usually capable of steady work; sometimes quite creative and may make unique
and original contributions; capable of passionate endurance in certain spheres
|IV. Love and Sexuality
||Asexual, sometimes celibate; free of romantic interests;
averse to sexual gossip and innuendo.
||Secret vouyeristic and pornographic interests;
vulnerable to erotomania; tendency towards compulsive masturbation and
|V. Ethics, Standards, and Ideals
||Idiosyncratic moral and political beliefs; tendency towards
spiritual, mystical and para-psychological interests.
||Moral unevenness; occasionally strikingly amoral
and vulnerable to odd crimes, at other times altruistically self sacrificing.
|VI. Cognitive Style
||Absent-minded; engrossed in fantasy; vague and
stilted speech; alternations between eloquence and inarticulateness.
||Autistic thinking; fluctuations between sharp contact
with external reality and hyperreflectiveness about the self; autocentric use