In DSM-IV-TR, character dysfunction identified by ongoing emotional withdrawal, lack of affectionate emotions for other people, indifference to compliments or complaints as well as to the emotions of other individuals, and incapability to develop and maintain intimate friendships with more than a few people. The aberrations of speech patterns, conduct, or cognition which are indicative of schizotypal personality disorder are lacking in individuals with schizoid personality disorder.

SCHIZOID PERSONALITY DISORDER: "Schizoid personality disorder results in long-term emotional coldness toward other people."
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