Factors that increase your risk of developing schizoid personality disorder include:

  • 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
July 27, 2013