Schizoid Personality Disorder Test (3mins)

Schizoid Personality Disorder Test
Halima Qureshi

Halima S. Qureshi is a practising Clinical Psychologist for the last 5 years, as well as the founding member of Counseling Center in one of the acclaimed Universities of Pakistan. She deals in psychological disorders especially related to early adulthood and adulthood. She is well versed in the field with more than 4 years of teaching and research experience in the field of Psychology. Currently, she is doing her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and she is developing Intervention and working with Cognitive Behavior Hypnotherapy for Non-Suicidal Self Injury disorder a newly recognized disorder in DSM 5. Her therapeutic expertise is in Cognitive Behavior Therapy, as well as she is Master Practitioner of Neurolinguistics Programming (NLP) from NFNLP, USA.

Schizoid Personality Disorder Test is developed to screen the symptoms of schizoid personality disorder. This test is for screening and informational purpose only, and cannot replace the formal assessment of mental health professional. The results will reveal if the individual needs professional help or not.

Schizoid Personality Disorder Test

Instructions to Follow

Please make sure to answer each question item, as honestly as you can, the results will give the accurate score if you will give an answer to each question.

1. I feel detached in social situations and express limited emotions.

 

2. I do not enjoy being part of a family and neither wants to be part of a family

 

3. I always like to be involved in activities alone

 

4. I rarely or have no interest in sexual relations with another

 

5. I am unable to seek pleasure from activities

 

6. There are no or very few close friends or confidants

 

7. The appreciation and criticism from others means nothing to me

 

8. I express coldness, and detachment

 



Final Result :

What are the Characteristics of Schizoid Personality Disorder?

The Schizoid personality disorder is a persistent pattern of lack of socialization and the inability to maintain the relationships. They prefer solitary activities and have extreme privacy. The emotional instability and coldness hinder their ability to socialize and initiate new relationships. A schizoid personality disorder is a unique condition. They seem loner and dismissive to others.

To know more about Schizoid personality disorder, it is necessary to learn about personality disorder and their types.

Personality Disorders

A person with a personality disorder thinks, feels, and behaves differently. There are several different types of personality disorders clustered into different categories on the basis of their characteristics.

A personality disorder is a persistent pattern of behaving and feeling, which is altered. Initially in DSM IV, personality disorder used to be diagnosed on Axis-II, but in DSM 5 (2013), the axial system has been changed and now single diagnosis with co-occurring symptoms use to be given.

Types of Personality Disorder

The personality disorders are clustered into three:

Cluster A: Odd, Eccentric

In this cluster there are three disorders named:

1.      Paranoid Personality Disorder

2.      Schizoid Personality Disorder

3.      Schizotypal Personality Disorder

Cluster B: Dramatic, or Unpredictable

1.      Antisocial Personality Disorder

2.      Borderline Personality Disorder

3.      Histrionic Personality Disorder

4.      Narcissistic Personality Disorder

Cluster C: Anxious, or Fearful

1.      Avoidant Personality Disorder

2.      Dependent Personality Disorder

3.      Obsessive Personality Disorder

Symptoms of Schizoid Personality Disorder

If you have a schizoid personality disorder, it's likely that you:

  • Prefer being alone and choose to do activities alone
  • Don't want or enjoy close relationships
  • Feel little if any desire for sexual relationships
  • Feel like you can't experience pleasure
  • Have difficulty expressing emotions and reacting appropriately to situations
  • May seem humourless, indifferent or emotionally cold to others
  • May appear to lack motivation and goals
  • Don't react to praise or critical remarks from others

Causes of Personality Disorder

There are a number of causes of personality disorder, but there is no one clear cause of personality disorder. The factors contribute to personality disorders are biological, psychological, physical and socio-cultural.

The biological causes include the genes, heredity, family history, functioning of neurotransmitters and chemical substances.

The psychological causes of personality disorders are childhood trauma, stress, adverse family environment, low self-esteem, child neglect and parental rejection.

Physical causes include brain dysfunction and psychiatric pathology.

The sociocultural causes include divorce, being deserted, deprivation of relationships, assault, abuse death and separation.

Description of the Schizoid Personality Test

Schizoid Personality Test is based on the DSM 5 criteria as well as the clinical interview with the mental health professional. This test can only be used as a screening tool and cannot be considered diagnostic, the results will suggest if the professional help is recommended.

Schizoid Personality Disorder Test (3mins)