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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



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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Studies showed that depression and schizoid is more in smart teenagers, also hysteric, misanthropy, mania and social introspection is low in smart teenagers.
The typically limited interpersonal contact apparent in the schizoid personality (Millon & Grossman 2007: 52) is repeatedly, yet somewhat conflictingly, presented in Holmes' habits of relating to strangers and of entertaining socially.
Table 1 shows the descriptive statistics for items in the Paranoid, Schizoid and Schizotypal subscales, for items in both their Likert and dichotomous formats.
The schizoid typology is relatively rare in new enterprises as someone in this state would be unlikely to develop an enterprise unless it is of solitary nature, like graphic design or computer programming.
On the other hand, the decision to eliminate the three extant personality disorders from the DSM-5 would effectively cleave those syndromes out of future psychiatric research and practice, and would cut off; access to the clinical wisdom accumulated over decades of work with the chronic dramatization of the histrionic patient, the inscrutable withdrawal of the schizoid patient, and the neediness of the dependent patient.
Personality Diagnostic Questionnaire (PDQ-4+) This is a Chinese version revised by Yang, Rorbert, and Paul (2000), which contains 107 items and 12 subscales, including Paranoid, Schizoid, Schizotypal, Histrionic, Narcissistic, Borderline, Antisocial, Avoidant, Dependent, Obsessive-compulsive, Depressive, and Passive-aggressive.
With glaring disparities in the country that almost appear schizoid, politics as an instrument of grassroots transformation has acquired urgency.
The persistence of nicotine dependence was even more striking among people with personality disorders, with the odds among those with antisocial, borderline, obsessive/compulsive, and schizoid personality disorders elevated by 3.
Cases represent examples of complex problems such as character disorder with masochistic features, emotionally unstable personality with psychotic potential, and schizoid with marked hypochondriacal features.
Sula is best known for her work in defining the schizoid personality disorders of children, which was an important forerunner to the understanding of the complex and fascinating group of autistic conditions which range from severe autism to mild forms of Asperger's syndrome.
For us to entertain Charles as the Antichrist, we pretty much need to expect a schizoid personality change in the man.
21st Century schizoid man Ian Beale underwent his latest multiple-personality change and turned into a money-lender.