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Schizoid personality test ;)

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balancekeeper

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I got 32, does that mean i got this aswell as BPD or on top off.

Shouldnt have really done this, i get over paranoid about this stuff
 
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Alex_

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36! I can't believe tests like this are available... Some people have as much faith in this sort of thing as they do in psychiatric staff knowing what they are doing, without having ever experience any life challenges in all their living years... :eek2:
 
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vimes

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39...advised to see a doctor, is that bad?
I'm not schizoid :D
I'm fine, perfectly sane and normal! :whistle:
 
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Scored 31. 9 year history of schizophrenia myself, often wonder if there is a personality disorder with it as well. we live as one, but there are so many of me now. seems to be more of me each day, i count new souls in me each day. I call them "Verbins". new little little verbins every day, yet all of them somehow me, somewhere in some way they are me.
 
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GreyBadger23

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I was intrigued to learn that there was an online test for schizoid personality disorder. Anyway, I googled my way to the website and took the SPD test. I scored 100% SPD. I guess that's what the Americans would call a slam dunk - which is just as well given that I was diagnosed as having SPD in December of last year. There was also a sociopath test there. I took it and discovered that I'm not one. That was a relief. Thank heaven for small mercies.
 
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Gryphon

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For a person who is overwhelmed when choosing which shampoo to buy, I was at a total loss as to where to start posting in this forum. But I scored a 32 on the schizoid test, too, and my answers to the questions came readily to me, without much hesitation at all - so I guess I'm clearly schizoid. I had been strongly suspecting that that is where I've ended up at this point in my life.

As my profile says, I've been diagnosed with an alphabet soup of disorders: PTSD, GAD, HSP, AvPD, "secret" schizoid (sounds silly, but it's a "professional term"), even schizotypal. I think I also have some borderline in there, as I very occasionally lash out in a rage that even shocks me! It's always like "Where the hell did THAT come from??" - but it has helped wipe out relationships with people (and my very few remaining family members) who said they "loved me" or were my good friends, but in fact, really weren't when I calmly and objectively review the history of each relationship.

Loneliness, anxiety, depression, anhedonia or now more and more a neutral dysphoria (which is at least less painful even if bleak) are the main characteristics of my life now. I also have such a fear of rejection and abandonment (after a couple of decades of devastating occurrences of that) that I now even deliberately avoid any situation where I could be rejected or abandoned, so that I won't continually experience that fear. Basically, no close friends, and because of natural causes, no family left. (It's as if the Universe helped make my isolation complete - I think that maybe sounds schizotypal, but I did add "as if" which I hope means I'm still self-aware.)

I know that when I was younger, after an emotionally abusive childhood with alcoholic parents and then absolute parental rejection (I was disowned, "thrown out of the family", for being gay), I very likely had an avoidant personality disorder at that time, because I still desperately longed for and carefully sought out close relationships. But after a number of deeply disappointing, devastating relationships and betrayals (I don't know if I unconsciously set them up to be so), I feel late in life that I have become a true schizoid inside, though my lifelong talent for acting lets me appear to be sociable, affable, interested, etc., without feeling any of it - thus, "secret schizoid". I now feel a dread of real intimacy with anyone despite my loneliness, and I'm always disappointed with those few who have tried to be intimate with me - they seem to turn out to be liars, leeches, clingingly dependent.

My cats provide just enough intimacy to keep me from despair.

Not really sure why I've decided to join this forum and post. Curiosity? Last ditch effort? I feel such doubt that what I'm doing here will help me.
 
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vimes

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Hi Gryphon,
Don't read too much into tests like these or diagnosis dealt out by pdocs. It's just a tool to understand what kind of help you may need. I have had a lot of labels attached to me through my 40+ years and none of them seems to stick.
Welcome to the forum :)
 
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cloudy9

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"Your Score: 35

Your score indicates that you have schizoid personality disorder and need to seek help from a doctor or other mental health professional to further discuss diagnosis and treatment."

:BLAH:
 
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GreyBadger23

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I'm already receiving treatment. Diagnosis had nothing to do with psychometric testing. I only took the test for a bit of fun. Didn't tell me anything I didn't already know.
 
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GreyBadger23

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I get overwhelmed when deciding whether or not to go to the local shop to buy a jar of coffee, or some such. I can sometimes sit here for hours mulling it over. I know where you're coming from. You have my sympathies.
 
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loner35

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40, and I just as easily could have chosen a worse answer on one of the questions giving me a higher score. :( Though the bias of the test is pretty obvious, not to mention it's tiny.
 
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