Your personality is your unique way of thinking, understanding, reacting, and relating to people.
A personality disorder is not just an unusual personality. It's when your personality traits cause significant problems in your life or keep you from relating normally to others.
People with schizoid personality disorder are:
People with schizoid personality disorder often:
Don't have or want close relationships with others—they prefer to be alone
Aren't interested in physical contact and sex—they often don't date or marry
Don't seem to care what other people think of them
Seem cold and aloof because their face rarely changes to show happiness or sadness
Have problems expressing anger
Choose jobs and hobbies that don't require interacting with people
It's probably partly caused by your genes. It's more common in people who have family members with schizophrenia or schizotypal personality disorder.
Children who have cold or neglectful parents or caregivers may be more likely to get schizoid personality disorder as adults.