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It is harmless and only a little schizoid, but it often intimidates people.
Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  characterized by symptoms similar to, but less severe, than schizophrenia; symptoms such as withdrawal, an inability to form close relationships, and taking pleasure in few activities
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schizoid schizotypal schizoid personality disorder
Strongly Associated with:   schizophrenia
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  • It is harmless and only a little schizoid, but it often intimidates people.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • …she surely must have known that she was not asking me to believe the impossible; that Poles on numberless occasions in the near and distant past risked their lives to save Jews from whatever oppressor is a simple matter of fact beyond argument, and even though at that time I had small information about such things, I was not inclined to doubt Sophie, who, struggling with the demon of her own schizoid conscience, chose to throw upon the Professor a falsely beneficent, even heroic light.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Back and forth, a crazy schizoid solace they’d create.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • You know, schizoid behavior is a pretty common thing in children.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining

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  • She’s a schizoid—a permanent eccentric.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • Carla, in fact, says it’s a borderline schizoid response to traumatic cultural displacement.
    Julia Alvarez  --  How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
  • I must be totally schizoid.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Identical
  • I was instantly aware of a schizoid reaction: Part of me felt irritated, invaded, suspicious, resentful-and part of me was flooded with relief, like I wasn’t so alone.
    James Patterson  --  Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports
  • Three: That schizoid, blank-brain state that accompanies every total crash.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Glass
  • The shirt had an inscription in white schizoid letters: I’ve gone to find myself.
    Ted Dekker  --  Black: The Birth of Evil

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  • When it tried to compartmentalize them it went schizoid; when it tried to integrate them it went catatonic.
    Roger Zelazny  --  My Name is Legion
  • Frequently this disorder is accompanied by many features of other Personality Disorders, such as Schizotypal, Histrionic, Narcissistic, and Antisocial Personality Disorders.
    Susanna Kaysen  --  Girl Interrupted
  • The situation would differ radically from that of a human schizoid of this sort, in that the additional personalities were valid images of genuine identities rather than self-generated complexes which had become autonomous.
    Roger Zelazny  --  My Name is Legion
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Associated words [difficulty]:   schizoid [8] , schizophrenia [3] , paranoid [2] , paranoid [2] , psychopathic [4] , narcissism [6] , sociopathic [6] , passive-aggressive [8] , antisocial personality disorder [9] , paranoid [2] , paranoid [2] , psychopathic [4] , post-traumatic stress (PTSD) [5] , hypochondria [6] , narcissism [6] , sociopathic [6] , passive-aggressive [8] , ADHD [9] , antisocial personality disorder [9] , free-floating anxiety [9]
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