Alright, kids, let's have a true, unbiased, comprehensible, detailed definition. First off, loners are not necessarily social retards or depressed. Yes, one could be a loner because they are depressed or lack social skills, but there are also many loners who are named as such because they simply prefer their own company. Loners are characterized by enjoying solitary activities, such as listening to and making music, constructing art, writing, reading, thinking, learning, gaming on the internet and in video games, going on the computer for whatever reason, and other individual hobbies. Loners listen to whatever music they like; anywhere from Baroque to Blues Rock, Heavy Metal to Folk, Indie to Rap, Country to Techno. They dress however they please; they may have their own individual style, or just wear standard jeans and a t-shirt from whichever store at which they find themselves. Loners are just as likely to suffer and not suffer from depression and other mental disorders as anyone else; however, more commonly found amongst loners than those that are social may be Schizoid Personality Disorder
, because it is, by definition, a "disorder" in which one lacks the desire for interpersonal relationships. Society today associates itself with a dogma that everyone desires to be socialized, have a close-knit or large group of friends and loved ones, etc, so that when there is someone who prefers solitude, they ar...
A personality disorder characterized by characterized by a lack of interest in social relationships, a tendency towards a solitary lifestyle, secretiveness, and emotional coldness. SPD is unrelated to Schizophrenia
. Like other personality disorders, symptoms must have a long-term effect upon the victim's life, often impairing social and emotional functioning. Sufferers of SPD tend to be seen as cold, distant, and not affectionate whatsoever. They have a difficult time expressing emotions, and are indifferent to praise and criticism. Individuals with SPD lack any desire for friendly or romantic relationships. These individuals often lack any desire for sex
as well, and will most likely prefer masturbation
because they are unable to tolerate the emotional or physical closeness required during sex.
Victims of Schizoid Personality Disorder really have nothing wrong with them, they just prefer to be by themselves.
SPD are both medical abbreviations for two completely different personality disorders.