characterized by social withdrawal, distortions in thinking, eccentricity of thought and perception.
Personality characterized by anxiety in social relationships accompanied by eccentricities of behavior such as superstitiousness, preoccupation with paranormal phenomena, magical thinking, or use of rituals in everyday situations.
The person with a schizotypal personality is eccentric, has oddities of thought and perception (magical thinking, illusions, depersonalization, derealization), speaks digressively and with overelaborations, and is usually socially isolated. Under stress he or she may appear psychotic.
A personality disorder characterized by anxiety in social relationships, odd or eccentric behaviors, superstitiousness, a preoccupation with paranormal phenomena, magical thinking, or the use of bizarre or magical rituals in everyday situations
characterized by eccentric, erratic, and bizarre mode of functioning. Their speech is markedly peculiar while being coherent. They are inadequate, become drifters, avoid enduring responsibilities, and lose touch with social proprieties. They are loners and experience much social anxiety. This is associated with paranoid features rather than low self-esteem. They have marginal lives, and experience bizarre thoughts and fantasies about the world.
similar to schizoid personality disorder, persons with this disorder are often cold, distant, introverted, and have an intense fear of intimacy and closeness. Yet, with schizotypal personality disorder, persons also exhibit disordered thinking, perception, and ineffective communication skills. Many symptoms of schizotypal personality disorder resemble schizophrenia, but are less mild and intrusive.
Schizotypal personality disorder, or simply schizotypal disorder, is a personality disorder that is characterized by a need for social isolation, odd behaviour and thinking, and often unconventional beliefs such as being convinced of having extra sensory abilities.