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I wonder if Im normal sometimes. I dont seem to feel extreme

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I wonder if I'm normal sometimes. I don't seem to feel extreme emotions like love and hate but I cry when I watch the news (like the ferry disaster in Korea)- seeing other people hurting emotionally affects me. I'm generally a happy person and there has been no trauma in my childhood. My boyfriend claims to love me, yet when I found out that he had sex with another woman during a recent split between us, I've found that I'm not all that bothered. I didn't dump him as I enjoy cuddling up to someone when we're together, but when we're apart I love having the bed to myself and even feel like his text messages are invading my space. We both work away most of the time, so when we get together I know it's only for a couple of nights. I look forward to those nights but then look forward to time alone that follows.
I've always been like this- emotionally distant, but I love my family, it's just relationships that mean nothing to me. Is there a term for a weirdo like me?!!
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.

Dr. Phil, MD :

Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.

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Hi I'm Dr. Phil

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Can I ask your first name?

Customer: Sue
Dr. Phil, MD :

Hi Sue

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Nice to meet you

Customer: Hi
Dr. Phil, MD :

Yes actually there is a term for a "weirdo" like you

Dr. Phil, MD :

LOL

Customer: Oh goody!
Dr. Phil, MD :

Basically you are have a "schizoid" type personality

Dr. Phil, MD :

There is a difference between a schizoid type personality and a schizoid personality disorder

Customer: Oh? That doesn't sound good!
Dr. Phil, MD :

I know! the name is XXXXX XXXXX it is though

Dr. Phil, MD :

A personality type becomes a disorder when it interferes with your life

Dr. Phil, MD :

Schizoid personality people tend to want to be alone

Dr. Phil, MD :

here is a link on it

Dr. Phil, MD :

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schizoid_personality_disorder

Customer: Ok, well I've dealt with it for long enough so obviously it's not a disorder- yes that's me- I think I was a hermit in a past life
Dr. Phil, MD :

you are absolutely correct

Dr. Phil, MD :

you simply have "schizoid" traits

Dr. Phil, MD :

prefer to be alone, very few relationships and it doesn't really bother you to have few relationships

Customer: Thanks for the link, I'll check it out
Dr. Phil, MD :

you're welcome :)

Dr. Phil, MD :

any more questions for me?

Customer: But I do crave company in the form of sex, and even the company that I get after sex
Customer: i often have sex just to get a cuddle at the end
Dr. Phil, MD :

Well, that is normal. Everyone is like that :)

Customer: Ok
Customer: well thanks for your help.
Dr. Phil, MD :

you're welcome :)

Dr. Phil, MD :

Did I do excellent work for you today?

Customer: Yes, thanks. You saved me a bundle on finding a local shrink! Haha
Dr. Phil, MD :

LOL...nope you're just a "weirdo" :)

Dr. Phil, MD :

just kidding

Dr. Phil, MD :

everyone is a little weird in their own ways

Customer: cheers!! It's good to know that I'm not really a weirdo. Have a great day Doc
Dr. Phil, MD :

you too :)

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please don't forget a positive rating. I appreciate it

Customer: will do
Customer: bye
Dr. Phil, MD :

bye

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