Factors that increase your risk of developing schizoid personality disorder include:
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- Having a parent or other relative who has schizoid personality disorder, schizotypal personality disorder or schizophrenia
- Having a parent who was cold or unresponsive to emotional needs
- Being hypersensitive or thin-skinned in your early teen years and having these needs treated with annoyance or scorn
- Suffering child abuse, neglect or other mistreatment
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