Re: Maybe I don't have SA, but just don't want to be around people?
Is it possible to have both? They are pretty similar anyway. I do have a VERY low sex drive. No desire to chase women. This is all how I feel...
Misanthropy is generalized dislike, distrust, disgust, contempt or hatred of the human species or human nature
"Misanthropy develops when without art one puts complete trust in somebody thinking the man absolutely true and sound and reliable and then a little later discovers him to be bad and unreliable...and when it happens to someone often...he ends up...hating everyone."
Misanthropy, then, is presented as the result of thwarted expectations or even excess optimism.
The misanthrope, as an essentially solitary man, is not a man at all: he must be a beast or a god, a view reflected in the Renaissance of misanthropy as a "beast-like state."
In his 1949 article Why So******m? Einstein gives the example of a cultured man who states that the destruction of humanity would not be a bad thing.
Serial killers and other sociopaths frequently express misanthropic attitudes. Serial murderer Carl Panzram was remembered for his violent and indiscriminate misanthropy. One of his famous quotes was "I wish all mankind had one neck so I could choke it!".
Schizoid personality disorder is characterized by a lack of interest in social relationships, sometimes sexually apathetic, a tendency towards a solitary lifestyle, secretiveness, and emotional coldness.
Laing suggests that without being enriched by injections of interpersonal reality there occurs an impoverishment in which one's self-image becomes more and more empty and volatilized, leading the individual himself to feel unreal.
People who have SPD are happiest when they are in a relationship in which the partner places few emotional or intimate demands on them, as it is not people as such that they want to avoid, but both negative and positive emotions, emotional intimacy, and self disclosure.
^ THAT LAST ONE ESPECIALLY. This is insane...I'm insane.