“This intermediate stage is variously called schizotypal, schizoid, schizophrenia spectrum, or schizotaxic and is difficult to investigate because people fear that if they are too forthcoming about voices or exotic fears and suspicions, they will be seen as mad.”
“One such subtle version is called schizotypal personality.”
“The diagostic criteria is more narrow since the creation of similar and related disorders such as schizotypal personality disorder.”
“Stanford's Robert Sapolsky, one of the most interesting anthropologists I've heard lecture, gives us 90 minutes on the evolutionary basis for literal religious belief, "metamagical thinking," schizotypal personality and so on, explaining how evolutionarily, the mild schizophrenic expression we called "schizotypal personality" have enjoyed increased reproductive opportunities.”
“Evolution, religion, schizophrenia and the schizotypal personality”
“Maybe there's just a little schizotypal strand to my psyche that gets a tad grandiose in the face of the religious, a wee bit Antichrist Superstar, Son of Sodom, Satan wants me for a sunbeam, and all that (hey, he is the Bringer-of-Light, after all).”
“They also tend to attract psychiatric diagnoses such as trauma and dissociative disorders, bipolar disorders, psychosis, and borderline and schizotypal personality disorders.”
“How about an accountant with schizotypal personality disorder, clown issues, and access to lots of guns?”
“In fact, Lilienfeld et al. (2000) admitted quite a bit more, finding that the Rorschach can correctly identify schizophrenia, borderline personality disorder, schizotypal personality disorder and bipolar disorder.”
“* Enjoyed this from Boing Boing: lecture from Stanford professor Robert Sapolsky on evolution, religion, schizophrenia and the schizotypal personality, arguing by analogy to sickle cell that schizophrenia is the hypertrophic result of genes that in isolation reward their holder with feverous religious certainty.”
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