schizoid personality disorder

noun

variants or schizoid personality
: a personality disorder characterized by limited emotional expression, a lack of desire for meaningful close relationships, a preference for solitary activities, and avoidance of social interaction
Schizoid personality disorder is readily discernible because such individuals do not desire social contact; they are the loners who prefer living that way … Murray B. Stein and Dan J. Stein

Word History

First Known Use

1970, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of schizoid personality disorder was in 1970

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Cite this Entry

“Schizoid personality disorder.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/schizoid%20personality%20disorder. Accessed 26 Nov. 2022.

Medical Definition

schizoid personality disorder

noun

: a personality disorder characterized by limited emotional expression, a lack of desire for close meaningful relationships, a preference for solitary activities, and avoidance of social interaction
Schizoid personality disorder is readily discernible because such individuals do not desire social contact; they are the loners who prefer living that way … Murray B. Stein and Dan J. Stein
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