: having mutually contradictory or antagonistic parts : changing frequently between opposite states
… the show deftly exposes the schizoid personality of the decade, which moved from conservatism to pop-culture hedonism in the batting of a false eyelash.—John Duka It's not her fault that the character … seems more than a little schizoid—one minute acting like a confirmed colonialist, the next spouting stirring multiculturalist speeches.—David Ansen
: of, relating to, or having a personality characterized especially by emotional and social detachment, indifference, and lack of affect : affected by schizoid personality disorder
It is crucial that those involved in the care of the schizoid patient are able to accept the patient's lack of communication and need to withdraw, without resigning from treatment.—Birgitte Thylstrup and Morten Hesse
: characterized by, resulting from, tending toward, or suggestive of schizophrenia
That he is now free of schizoid symptoms, and that his personality survived intact without benefit of psychiatric care, make this book a testimonial against the "medical model" of schizophrenia that declares it an incurable disease.—Scott Vickers
: a person affected with schizoid personality disorder
… extreme schizoids seem impervious to all emotion—even anger, depression, and anxiety—not just to joy and pleasure.—Theodore Millon et al.
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