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1. Psychol denoting a personality disorder characterized by extreme shyness and oversensitivity to others
2. a person who has a schizoid personality
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a constitutionally and genetically determined type of personality characterized by autism (that is, preoccupation with the self and alienation from the external world), emotional coldness combined with marked vulnerability, and the predominance of abstract thinking. It is often associated with an asthenic body build.

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Mr Pegden said Reid, who has a schizoid personality disorder, had a terrible life with a mother who was alcoholic and depressive and a step-father who beat him.