Which of the following personality styles best explains the husband’s behavior?
A 28-year-old woman comes to the physician for a health maintenance examination. During the interview, she tearfully tells the physician that she and her new husband are having problems. She says she wants to go out with friends, but he does not enjoy being with people, referring to individual activities such as hiking. She says he seems indifferent to sexual intimacy and neither shows much emotion nor understands her feelings at all.
SCHIZOID describes people who are uninterested in social attachment.
SCHIZOTYPAL people have both diminished capacity for relationships and peculiar patterns of thought, including magical thinking, odd beliefs, odd perceptual experiences, and subtle, low grade abnormalities of thought form.
Mistrust, projection, and the attribution of malevolence are all elements of PARANOIA, which may be either psychotic, implying a break from reality, or nonpsychotic, as in personalty disorder.