People with schizoid personality disorder find pleasure in few activities. They prefer solitude and have little to no desire in working with others. They tend to invest their energy and time in intellectual work.
Individuals with schizoid personality disorder are unable to establish and maintain close personal relationships. They are uncomfortable with human interaction and have little need or desire for emotional ties with others.
Since they have difficulty responding to others in a meaningful and emotional way, people with schizoid personality disorder may appear anxious or uneasy in the presence of others. They lack close friends and prefer to engage in solitary activities.
Since they have difficulty showing emotions, individuals with schizoid personality disorder are indifferent to praise. Their behavior and emotions lack spontaneity and tend to appear serious.
People with schizoid personality disorder experience a lifelong pattern of social withdrawal and prefer solitary activities. They prefer to work alone.
A lack of desire in establishing social relationships prevents them from maintaining intimate relationships. Individuals with schizoid personality disorder have little interest in sex and prefer to invest their energy in intellectual pursuits.
People with schizoid personality disorder present with a flat affect. They may appear emotionally cold or detached from their environment. They take everything seriously and have difficulty taking things lightly.
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