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schizoid (comparative more schizoid, superlative most schizoid)

  1. characterized by social withdrawal and flat affect
    • 1974, Thomas S. Szasz, M.D., chapter 8, The Myth of Mental Illness[1], ISBN 0-06-091151-4, page 135:
      Abstract symbol systems, such as mathematics, are espe-
      cially valuable for object-seeking for schizoid personalities. By
      means of such symbolizations, object contact may be sought
      and obtained, while at the same time a psychological distance
      may be maintained between self and other; it is virtually
      impossible to have a personal relationship and at the same
      time to maintain such distance.
  2. (archaic) schizophrenic


schizoid (plural schizoids)

  1. someone with schizoid personality disorder
  2. (archaic) someone with schizophrenia