Jun
7
2008

Praning Must Be Replaced By Schizo?

I’m a Schizo! I was amaze of this online personality disorder test result. I was expecting that the result will reveal me to be a Paranoid. Why? Because the word “Praning” is a Filipino word which means Paranoid (assuming that you haven’t read the About Me section of this blog and that you’re not a Filipino); and “I think, therefore, I am” (a Praning), but unfortunately (?!) I was wrong.

Paranoia is a disturbed thought process characterized by excessive anxiety or fear, often to the point of irrationality and delusion. Paranoid thinking typically includes persecutory beliefs concerning a perceived threat. In the original Greek, παράνοια (paranoia) simply means madness (para = outside; nous = mind. (http://wikipedia.org)

Based on the result of the test,

Schizoid personality disorder (SPD) is characterized by an individual who is generally detached from social relationships, and shows a narrow range of emotional expression in various social settings.

When I read the result, I took time to reflect on things, analyzing every detail of the described characteristics of this personality disorder, and then I realized it is all true. Note, that I have taken the quiz thrice with one day interval each; this is to make sure that the result will not be biased.

The average score of SPD is only 53% and I got a very high percentage of 90%. My second highest percentile rank was, undoubtedly, paranoia with 66%, with 49% as the average score.

I really hate social gatherings. I tend to escape it or make alibis just not to attend them. As for emotional displays, I’m not good at it. I always display a “poker face”. I believe no one can read my true emotions except my mom and my sister. I always keep it to myself.

I remember one time when I went to school, one of my friends found out later that day that my father died just that morning. She told me that I’m very good at hiding my true emotions and that she can’t believe that I can still manage to laugh and mingle with them despite the fact that I’m a “daddy’s girl”.

Anyway, should I be happy with the result that I’m a schizo? Should I be glad that its prevalence is estimated at less than 1% of the general population and that I’m “special”? Should I change my name from Praning5254 to Schizo5254? Or should I go and see a doctor? What do you think?

If you like to take this personality disorder test click here.

About the Author:

Praning5254 is an insomniac who started blogging since 2008. She is an educator and a Clinical Instructor offline, who has the passion for gadgets and other technology-related stuffs. Online, she maintains several blogs of various niches, which depicts her passion for technology, health, food, movies, books and other interesting stuffs.

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