Schizoid personality disorder is one of a group of conditions called "Cluster 'A' " or eccentric personality disorders.
People with these disorders often appear odd or peculiar.
Schizoid personality disorder is an uncommon condition in which people avoid social activities and consistently shy away from interaction with others.
They also have a limited range of emotional expression.
The inflexibility of their personality can cause great distress, and can interfere with many areas of life, including social and work functioning.
People with personality disorders generally also have poor coping skills and difficulty forming healthy relationships.
Because they often do not believe they have a disorder, people with personality disorders often do not seek treatment.
People with schizoid personality disorder also tend to be distant, detached, and indifferent to social relationships.
They generally are loners who prefer solitary activities and rarely express strong emotion.
Many people who get a diagnosis of schizoid PD feel like, "Yeah, I knew all along". Perusing the web one day, I stumbled across a page about PDs.
I read the description for schizoid PD and passed over it. And then half a year of therapy passed and certain patterns were starting to emerge.