Array of behavioral patterns which incorporates reclusiveness, quietness, and a general introversion, pointing to a division between an individual and their environment; confinement of psychic interests to oneself, and a possible bent toward schizophrenia. Also known as: schizoidia.

SCHIZOIDISM: "Schizoidism was first defined by Swiss physician Eugen Bleuler (1857-1939)."
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