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Do I Have a Personality Disorder?

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I have taken multiple personality disorder tests online and have gotten the same result from a lot of them- that I have Schizoid Personality Disorder and match the characteristics pretty well. Although I know I have always been an oddball in society, I don’t think there is really anything seriously wrong with me.How reliable are these online test results? Thank you.

Do I Have a Personality Disorder?

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I think you have used the online tests in just the right way. There are many different online measures, some very good and some not so. But they all give you an indication that you should check out the results with a professional. Writing us here was the next right step. The thing to do is to find someone qualified in your area to give you an evaluation for this. You will most likely want to use a psychologist as they are the ones who use the standardized tests to determine a diagnosis.

The find help tab at the top of the page will help you locate someone qualified in your area. Not all psychologists do the kind of tests you want, so be sure when you call to ask if they do the testing, or if they can recommend someone, or a clinic, that does.

Wishing you patience and peace,
Dr. Dan
Proof Positive Blog @ PsychCentral

Do I Have a Personality Disorder?

Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP

Dan Tomasulo Ph.D., TEP, MFA, MAPP teaches Positive Psychology in the graduate program of Counseling and Clinical Psychology at Columbia University, Teachers College and works with Martin Seligman, the Father of Positive Psychology in the Masters of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) program at the University of Pennsylvania. He is Director of the New York Certification in Positive Psychology for the Open Center in New York City and on faculty at New Jersey City University. Sharecare has honored him as one of the top 10 online influencers on the topic of depression. For more information go to: http://www.dare2behappy.com/. He also writes for Psych Central's Ask the Therapist column and the Proof Positive blog.

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Tomasulo, D. (2018). Do I Have a Personality Disorder?. Psych Central. Retrieved on February 17, 2019, from https://psychcentral.com/ask-the-therapist/2012/03/25/do-i-have-a-personality-disorder-2/
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