schizoid personality disorder

noun
variants: or schizoid personality

Definition of schizoid personality disorder

: 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

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1970, in the meaning defined above

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“Schizoid personality disorder.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/schizoid%20personality%20disorder. Accessed 28 Sep. 2020.

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schizoid personality disorder

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Medical Definition of schizoid personality disorder

: 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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