Schizoid Character Structure
The Outsider/Creative-Spiritual One
I feel like an outsider. It’s hard to find my place in the world. I find social interactions daunting, preferring to be at home reading, meditating, watching DVDs, or playing games on my computer.
When I do go to a party, I sit near the door, ready to split if things get too intense. I tend to space out when bored or threatened. Succeeding in a career is not a top priority for me.
Early Wound: If you developed the schizoid character structure, you probably experienced problems or traumas arising during your gestation, birth, or within six months after birth. As a result, the baby you can feel rejected and fear the world is not a safe or welcoming place. As an adult you may feel like an outsider, like you don’t fit in.
Behavioral and Psychological Characteristics:
- Question right to exist
- Disconnect from life, body and feelings; spacing-out
- Feelings of Inadequacy
- Have difficulty socializing
- Fear of Feelings
- Tend to escape into spirituality or fantasy
Gifts: Creative, spiritual, philosophical
Healing Exercise: When walking — and without looking down — pay attention to how each part of your foot touches the earth. This brings your energy downward and avoids spacing out.
See Chapter 2 of Hidden Treasure — the Book for more information.