So, I take your point about introversion, and as such, I removed the word from one paragraph and added the qualifier “extreme” in another. Of course, I was using it to mean a type of behavior and not a personality type like in Jungian psychology, and I didn’t mean to imply that it was a symptom of the disorder.
Also, I did not tag this as “science”, so sorry for the “masquerade”. Plus, the references are mentioned in the text — OED, DSM, and ICD.
On top of that, I never claimed to be “uniquely suited to write about schizophrenia”. Lots of people write about mental health on this platform, and I just happen to be one of them. Is that okay with you?
No, I’m not a psychiatrist, I only got as far as working toward a BA in psychology, not a Ph.D.
Anyhow, I hope that clears things up for you, at least as best as it can.