SteelSovereignty wrote:I was actually talking about this with my friend the other day! He's very into psychology and all that jazz. Keep in mind he's just first year psychology so take it with a grain of salt or whatever. He was talking about how it's actually pretty rare for someone to be cookie cutter one Personality/Emotional Disorder and not at least a little of another. So yeah, it's totally possible. If you look around this board a little bit you'll find a lot of people who consider themselves schizoid but still have strong emotions. I know that in particular Reynolds and Tongue are having a pretty deep discussion about something similar right now too.
As for it being a lot easier/better to talk on the internet, I totally agree. My hypothesis is that it comes from the ability of the reader to interpret the text in a tone that is best suited for them. As opposed to offline where facial expression and tone of voice could make the same sentence seem completely different.
Either way, welcome to the board!
effre44 wrote:It sounds like you have more of Avoidant Personality than Schizoid.
I was a bit like that when I was younger but when you get older you learn to just accept things as they are.
You need to stop trying to be someone your not and just accept yourself as you are. Like someone on these forums has said before .. "You can never escape who you really are".
Once you stop caring about things, you have no worries. Who cares if your a loner? I think all of us on here are. I am, and I don't care about showing it either. It's who I am. I don't bother anyone, so I don't see why it's a problem.
Why do you want friends so much? Do you need validation that your a good person? Noones opinion of you matters but your own. How is another person supposed to make you happy? Noone is really happy anyway; the people that are happiest are the ones who can accept what they have and not what they don't have.
You say you have low self-esteem. In regards to what? Your just a person like everyone else. We are all equal. Noone is better than anyone else regardless of sex, social status & race etc.
Your just being entrapped by the media/peer pressure etc and how society expects you to be. Don't listen to it. This is why we have mental illness. Society doesn't let people be themselves. You have to be like everyone else. Screw it. Who cares. You just do whatever it is you want to do.
Just my two sense. Peace.