A person with schizotypal personality disorder has a
consistent pattern of social and interpersonal insufficiencies shown in intense
discomfort with, and reduced capacity for, close relationships as well as by
distortions in perceptions and eccentricities of
behavior, beginning by early adulthood and present in a variety of contexts.
About 3% of the general population has schizotypal personality disorder.
People with schizotypal personality disorder will have a majority of the following symptoms:
are superstitious and suspicious
have odd beliefs, thinking, speech and behavior which may be stereotyped or over-elaborate
have magical thinking that affects behavior
inconsistent with sub cultural standards
have unusual perceptual experiences (e.g. physical illusions)