The nature of schizotypy

Psychol Rep. 1993 Aug;73(1):59-63. doi: 10.2466/pr0.1993.73.1.59.


The matrix of intercorrelations between scales of schizotypy presented by Kendler and Hewitt in 1992 was reanalyzed, and results rather different from those reported by the original authors were found. The new structure shows good agreement with the theory of personality disorder published by Eysenck in 1987. In all, the different scales seem to fall into three groups or factors, identified as Neuroticism (N), Extraversion (E), and Psychoticism (P). It is doubtful if there is a common element left over once these three groups have been eliminated.

MeSH terms

  • Affective Symptoms / diagnosis
  • Affective Symptoms / genetics
  • Affective Symptoms / psychology
  • Diseases in Twins / genetics
  • Diseases in Twins / psychology
  • Extraversion, Psychological
  • Humans
  • Personality Inventory / statistics & numerical data*
  • Psychometrics
  • Risk Factors
  • Schizotypal Personality Disorder / diagnosis*
  • Schizotypal Personality Disorder / genetics
  • Schizotypal Personality Disorder / psychology
  • Social Conformity