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schizoid

 [skiz´oid, skit´soid]
1. the traits of shyness, sensitivity, social withdrawal, and introversion that characterize a person with schizoid personality disorder.
2. a term used loosely to refer to any of a variety of characteristics related to schizophrenia, including schizophrenia-like traits said to indicate a predisposition to schizophrenia as well as any disorder other than schizophrenia either occurring in a relative of a schizophrenic or occurring more commonly than average in families of schizophrenics.
schizoid personality disorder a personality disorder marked by withdrawal from social relationships and a restricted range of emotional experience and expression. An individual with a schizoid personality lacks the capacity for, or interest in, social relationships, is cold and aloof, consistently prefers solitary activities, appears to take pleasure in few activities, and is indifferent to praise, criticism, or the feelings of others. Such a person does not, however, show the eccentricities of speech or behavior found in the schizotypal personality disorder.

schiz·oid

(skiz'oyd),
Socially isolated, withdrawn, having few (if any) friends or social relationships; resembling the personality features characteristic of schizophrenia, but in a milder form.
See also: schizoid personality.
[schizo(phrenia), + G. eidos, resemblance]

schizoid

(skĭt′soid′)
adj.
1. Of, related to, or having schizoid personality disorder.
2. Of, relating to, or suggestive of schizophrenia. No longer in scientific use.
3. Informal Relating to or characterized by the coexistence of disparate or antagonistic elements: "This schizoid town is part resort, part sardine cannery" (Jean Anderson).
n. Informal
A person with schizoid personality disorder.

schiz·oid

(skiz'oyd)
1. Socially isolated, withdrawn, having few (if any) friends or social relationships.
2. Resembling the personality features characteristic of schizophrenia, but in a milder form.
See also: schizoid personality
[schizo(phrenia), + G. eidos. resemblance]

schiz·oid

(skits'oyd)
Socially isolated, having few (if any) friends or social relationships.
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