What it means to have a schizoid, paranoid or borderline personality disorder.
There are three main types of personality disorder.
Each of the three types — or ‘clusters’ in psychiatric speech — has various different disorders within it.
Type A: Eccentric or odd
1. Schizoid personality disorder
A person with a total lack of interest in social relationships.
They live alone or have a very lonely lifestyle.
They are typically cold, apathetic and secretive.
It is very difficult to get close to them emotionally: they avoid all emotions, whether positive or negative.
If you can get closer, though, you will discover they have a rich imaginative inner life.