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What is schizoid personality disorder?

Schizoid personality disorder is part of the Cluster A group of personality disorders. This group is characterized by eccentric or odd behavior and thinking. People with this disorder are socially withdrawn, introverted, and solitary. They do not pick up normal social cues and may seem dull and indifferent to others. They tend to focus only on their own thoughts and feelings, are prone to daydreaming, and have limited abilities to express themselves. They often use fantasizing as a coping mechanism.

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