Personalities of this type are characterized by isolation, secrecy, isolation from reality, a tendency to internal processing of their experiences, dryness and coldness in relationships with loved ones. Emotional disharmony is characteristic of schizoid psychopaths: a combination of increased sensitivity, vulnerability, impressionability - and emotional coldness and alienation from people ("wood and glass"). Such a person is detached from reality, his life is aimed at maximum self-satisfaction without striving for fame and material well-being. His hobbies are unusual, original, "non-standard." Among them are many people engaged in art, music, theoretical sciences. In life, they are usually called cranks, originals. Their judgments about people are categorical, unexpected, and even unpredictable. At work, they are often uncontrollable, because work on the basis of their own ideas about values in life. However, in certain areas where artistic extravagance and talent are required, non-standard thinking, symbolism, they can achieve a lot. They have no constant attachments, family life usually does not add up due to the lack of common interests.
However, they are ready for self-sacrifice for the sake of some abstract concepts, imaginary ideas. Such a person may be completely indifferent to the sick mother, but at the same time will call for assistance to the starving people on the other side of the world.
Passivity and inactivity in solving everyday problems are combined among schizoid individuals with ingenuity, enterprise and perseverance in achieving goals that are particularly significant for them (for example, scientific work, collecting).