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In Maxime's head, schizoid: "I lack the desire to do things, for just about everything"

2023-12-10T12:09:06.341Z

Highlights: Schizoid personality disorder is characterized by a general detachment and disinterest. The "yes" is always accompanied by the "no", the desire for the absence of will. "I have an apathetic side. I lack the desire to do things, for just about everything," says Maxime, a 30-year-old with schizoid disorder. "What I don't like, I dodge," says the man with the disorder, who is in his 20s and lives in Paris.


The only thing that can be remembered from schizoid disorder is the inability to feel emotions. The reality is more subtle.


It is difficult to find a satisfactory definition of schizoidism, as it seems so intimately conflictual. It is the etymology that gives a glimpse of it, when we go back to the Greek root of the word schizo, skhizein, which means to split. Thus, the schizoid person would be a person cut in two...

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Schizoid personality disorder, long known as antisocial personality disorder, is characterized by a general detachment and disinterest that is pervasive in relationships with others. Schizoids express few emotions, textbooks say. To this theoretical definition, which is a little chilling, we should, after meeting Maxime, add the expression "apparently". For if the schizoid seems placid, he suffers inwardly from the isolation caused by his detachment. The "yes" is always accompanied by the "no", the desire for the absence of will... "I have an apathetic side. I lack the desire to do things, for just about everything. I don't like many things and what I don't like, I dodge," says the 30-year-old.

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Source: leparis

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