By Alexander Lowen
The Betrayal of the physique is Alexander Lowen's pioneering research of the mind-body break up.
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Kretschmer, on the other hand, states that the schizoid condition is constitutionally determined. " 15 Rado, Kretschmer, and Arieti have each concentrated upon one aspect of the problem which the others regarded as secondary. Arieti concedes, for example, that "it is a well-known fact that most schizophrenics belong to the asthenic constitutional type," 16 but he claims that it is a result of the disorder and not its cause. To avoid the argument about which comes first, we must assume that they are interrelated phenomena.
But where Rado regards it as an inherited predisposition, I explain it in terms of the struggle for survival. Uncertain of his right to and committing all his energies to the struggle for the schizoid individual necessarily bypasses the area of pleasurable activity. To a man fighting for his right to exist, pleasure is an irrelevant concept. The seeming distortion in self-perception is often the most striking feature of the schizoid personality. How can one explain Jack's remark, "I feel apart from my body as if I were outside watching myself"?
As long as the role can be maintained, the danger of decompensation or of collapse into terror and insanity can be averted. But this maneuver also has its difficulties. Role playing narrows the base of existence. An assumed identity may crumble in the confrontation with the self when one is alone. For this reason, the schizoid is often afraid to be alone. Thus, all aspects of his defense (and maneuvers) render the schizoid vulnerable to the very dangers they are designed to avoid. Schizoid behavior differs from normal behavior in important respects.