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Odd and Eccentric~

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  • Odd and Eccentric



    The "odd" and "eccentric" cluster of the personality disorders are marked by behavior that seems a little bizarre from what society views as the norm.

    • Paranoid
    • Schizoid

    Paranoid Personality Disorder

    Paranoid Personality Disorder  is marked by a pattern of distrust and suspiciousness and is only diagnosed when these behaviors become persistent and very disabling or distressing. This person has a hard time trusting others, therefore cannot form meaningful and lasting relationships.

    Paranoid Personality Disorder Psychiatric diagnosis characterized by paranoia and a pervasive, long-standing suspiciousness and generalized mistrust of others.

    Schizoid Personality Disorder

    Schizoid Personality Disorder is marked by a pattern of detachment from social relationships. This person does not make meaningful relationships as they lack a desire for intimacy.

    Schizoid Personality Disorder Personality disorder characterized by a lack of interest in social relationships, a tendency towards a solitary lifestyle, secretiveness, and emotional coldness.