Do you feel terrified of and yet somehow in incredible need of human contact?
We know that a personality disorder is a way of relating to the world at large that constantly leaves us and the people around us feeling uncomfortable, shortchanged or downright unsafe.
Schizoid personality disorder is marked by a preoccupation with trust and intimacy. People with this presentation grew up feeling like they were being used, being treated like objects with no feelings of their own. They learnt to leave their bodies and check-out to deal with the pain, thus going through life in a dissociative or not-there haze.