Exploring those of us who don't need other people (that much)
We ought to examine our understanding of human sociality to account for the not-very-sociable amongst us.
The character of Jude in the novel ‘A Little Life’ has strong schizoid tendencies.
We do exist. And our queerness doesn’t need curing.
And what we should do about it.
Building a life around work instead of love isn’t necessarily ‘wrong’ or unhealthy.
When you have no friends, no real social life to speak of, interacting with people is hard…
I always thought I was just an ‘extreme’ introvert. And then I came across schizoid personality (disorder).
Not everyone’s in a hurry to get back to normal. On how the pandemic may have led some people to reassess their social lives – and found it wanting.
An introduction to schizoids – those who lack interest in social relationships & are uncomfortable forming close connections with others.
Janet Frame’s novel, Towards Another Summer, offers an insight into the schizoid state of mind – and a truly exquisite and deeply affecting one at that.