There is some evidence that this can indicate the start of schizophrenia, but it is a mental disorder in itself and doesn’t necessarily develop into schizophrenia.One challenge is that people with schizoid personality disorder often don’t feel there is anything wrong with them.While a person with schizotypal personality disorder will also struggle to have close relationships and have trouble in social situations, like someone with schizoid disorder, this is often to do with their strange beliefs and anxieties.
Generally, the person will avoid social activities and interaction with others.
They can function in ordinary life but will struggle to develop meaningful, personal relationships.
There are a range of other personality and mental disorders effecting mental health which can differ greatly from someone with schizoid personality disorder (or even schizotypal personality).
The below list of mental illness and mental disorders all have symptoms related to difficulty forming meaningful connections and social interactions, but they have some crucial symptoms that aren’t shared by someone with a schizoid personality.
A schizotypal personality disorder is a mental disorder characterized by social anxiety, paranoia, thought disorder, transient psychosis, and often quite unconventional beliefs.