Francesco (Clemente)

Francesco (Clemente)

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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Schizoid Personality: Math & Music, Art & Machinery

Jacek Yerka painting 'Cathedral'

(Schizoid on the outside - the way others may see a schizoid)

Psychological Surrealism Rene Magritte painting


The Son of Man

(Le fils de l'homme)


The Great War on Facades

(La Grande Guerre Fa├žades

(Mystery, the Unknowable is what's "in the middle" of schizoid personality concept)
(Is it the way a schizoid sees/feels himself/herself?..)

Jacek Yerka painting 'Cathedral 2'

(schizoid from the inside - their inner world at a distance)

Mysterious or boring? Genii or catatonic? Strange or just cannot always hide their confusion about the world and people? Emotionless or expressionless? Crazy or just living in their imaginary world? Made of wood (iron, possibly) or glass? Flatly sexless or secret erotomaniacs? I kept these questions about schizoid personality in mind when investigating the issue both in theory and practice.

Now I want to share the details and results of my research with you. Some of these details will confirm certain generalities you will find in ‘
Schizoid Personality Disorder’ Wikipedia article, others will disagree with experts’ labels. Neither scientific terms nor dull objectivity will restrict me in my virtual thoughts about schizoid personality.

This blog is all about a human’s personal experience backed by lots of music and some dry facts – just to make it fun and keep balance between somebody’s imagination and experts’ (sur?)reality.

It contains one main message of many verbally expressed emotions , this message covers one single idea. I have stolen this idea from a fellow-femme who has the same "disorder" as me but her
inner world is less deep than mine. The idea says: ‘Schizoid: a Personality, not a Disorder. Traits, not symptoms.’ Indeed, it's not a disorder as long as a person with schizoid traits is functional.

Keep in mind that this is not a scientific work. When reading scientific works with their ultimatums, keep in mind that schizoids differ. Apart from "schizoid" thoughts, some lyrics and music, this
blog contains my literary, reasonably subjective (and mostly positive) view on schizoid personality. This implies first of all above-average intelligence, talent, refreshing sense of humour and a heart that has been practicing surrounding itself with the wall for some time.


  1. I am very interested in these paintings. the message behind them really makes you think. I am an art fanatic and believe your whole life is.. Art. I am an art teacher, and tell my kids this. It doesn't matter what anyone thinks. I point out that some might think that a lot of paintings are silly. But those that are silly, usually have a meaning. Check out the message of the painting, "Son of Man."

  2. ART IS AMAZING. The painting rock my socks off ;) I saw these in art class. We had to look up the painter and descibe on of her paintings. Art is my favorite subject. Makes a break in my life as it is. I am 10, and art is my life. Draw, draw, draw. Somedays, I hope I can make something as good as this. But I realize my stuff is good. Everone's drawings and paintings and all are very good in there own way. ART FTW!!

  3. Now that I know that others too can see schizoid as a personality type, and not a personality disorder, I feel like my life is somewhat validated. Before I considered myself restricted as a schizoid - our traits and behaviours just too complex and enigmatic to allow for deep connection and relationships. I now know that it's just a different way of feeling and understanding, not worse or deficient, just atypical. In some ways I am glad for it. Though the craving for love and connection is not easily (or at all) satisfied, emotional distance allows me to reach entirely different levels of understanding. It's hard to explain how I feel and what I think, but I find this blog really comforting - a good friend. Thanks.