Adoptive Parent's Need to Psychologically Diagnose Adoptee's
Schizotypical or Just Adoptee
2. excessive social anxiety, e.g., extreme discomfort in social situations involving familiar and unfamiliar people
3. odd beliefs or magical thinking, influencing behavior and inconsistent with sub-cultural norms (of adopted family), e.g., superstitiousness, belief in clairvoyance, telepathy, or "sixth sense," "others can feel my feelings" (in children and adolescents, bizarre fantasies or preoccupations)
4. unusual perceptual experiences, e.g. illusions, sensing the presence of a force or person not actually present (e.g., "I felt as if my dead mother were in the room with me")
5. odd or eccentric behavior or appearance, e.g., unkempt, unusual mannerisms, talks to self
6. no close friends or confidants (or only one)
odd speech (without loosening of associations or incoherence) e.g., speech that is impoverished, digressive, vague, or inappropriately abstract
7. inappropriate or constricted affect, e.g. silly, aloof, rarely reciprocates gestures or facial expressions, such as smiles or nods
suspiciousness or paranoid ideation".
Own World. They are self-directed and independent, requiring few close relationships.
Own thing. Oblivious to convention, Idiosyncratic individuals create interesting, unusual, often eccentric lifestyles.
Expanded reality. Open to anything, they are interested in the occult, the extrasensory, and the supernatural.
Metaphysics. They are drawn to abstract and speculative thinking.