I am not promiscuous (have had 2 sexual partners), and a long term relationship. Also this diagnosis assumes that everybody's personality should conform to some sort of norm whereby certain traits do not exist or co-exist as that would constitute a disorder. I have a constant change of my emotions, I think yes, im going to do this and this is all that matters/is important to me, then over night, not interested any more.
I don't overspend, I don't use alcohol excessively on a regular basis and I have never used drugs. Impaired perceptions, I have had yes, but they fall under the psychotic category, (if we're using labels now) as I don't think that believing the devil has reincarnated himself in your body for the sole purpose of taking you to hell would fall under a BPD - esque belief, and I don't have disruptive relationships, at least not to any excessive degree, i.e. By these rules half of all 21 year olds in Britain fall under the "personality disordered" label. I believe the reasons I got diagnosed with this were; - I had repeatedly overdosed after months of torment from voices and virtually no intervention or help from services. I ask questions, I refuse medication, and I'm quite outspoken when I feel like it. So can we start saying that a person who is very loud, verbose, obnoxious and arrogant is disordered now because we as a society deplore those traits? And thank you so much for your help See this is why I am half/half on the situation. I have a problem with staying 'excited' with relationships and friends and am constantly loosing an idea of who I am or what I want (career changes over night, want to be a mother, dont want to be, want my bf to propose, dont want to marry him any more, love my life, want to run away ect) Harmful impulsivity.
This apparent void of emotion is routinely interpreted by others as disinterested, lacking concern and insensitive to the needs of others.
The person with schizoid personality disorder has particular difficulty expressing anger or hostility.
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It is common for a person with schizoid personality disorder to avoid groups of people or appear disinterested in social situations even when they involve family.
They did decide that I had it on a flimsy and arbitrarily decided bunch of evidence though. This is rather interesting as I was under the impression I had bpd but also showing traits of schizoid too.
Yet I have never actually exhibited any of the main diagnostic criteria.
Unlike avoidants, schizoids genuinely prefer to be alone and do not secretly wish for popularity.
They tend to seek jobs that require little social contact.