In DSM-IV-TR, extreme character dysfunction identified by assorted oddities of cognition, perceptual experience, speech patterns, and behavior patterns which are not serious enough to justify a diagnosis of schizophrenia. Sufferers possess a number of the following indicators: magical thinking, ideas of reference, interpersonal isolation, repetitive illusions or depersonalization, obscure or metaphorical oral communication without incoherence, insufficient connection with other individuals as a result of aloofness or deficiency of emotion, distrustful or paranoid ideas, and excessive level of sensitivity to genuine or perceived criticism.

SCHIZOTYPAL PERSONALITY DISORDER: "Schizotypal personality disorder has symptoms which are not quite sever enough to be classified as schizophrenia."
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