schizoid personality disorder

[DSM-IV] a personality disorder marked by detachment from social relationships and a restricted range of emotional experience and expression. Qualifying characteristics include lack of capacity for, or interest in, social relationships or family life, coldness, aloofness, consistent preference for solitary activities, lack of pleasure in activities, flattened affectivity, and indifference to praise, criticism, or the feelings of others.

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