Individuals with this disorder have poor self-esteem and thus are extremely sensitive to potential rejection and remain aloof even though they very much desire affiliation and affection.
Personality characterized by extreme social anxiety, low self-esteem, and hypersensitivity to criticism to the point that they purposely avoid interpersonal contact.
A severe form of social fear, characterized by avoidance of social interaction (overlaps Social Anxiety Disorder).
characterized by ultrasensitivity to rejection, low self-esteem, limited social relationships.
The essential feature of Avoidant Personality Disorder is a pervasive pattern of social inhibition, feelings of inadequacy and hypersensitivity to negative evaluation that begins by early adulthood and is present in a variety of contexts.
A personality disorder characterized by extreme social anxiety, low self-esteem, and hypersensitivity to criticism. Individuals with avoidant personality often view themselves as socially inept or inferior and often avoid occupational or social activities because of fear of excessive social contact.
persons with this disorder are hypersensitive to rejection and thus, avoid situations with any potential for conflict. This reaction is fear-driven, however, persons with avoidant personality disorder become disturbed by their own social isolation, withdrawal, and inability to form close, interpersonal relationships.
characterized by social withdrawal, shyness, distrustfulness, and aloofness. Their behavior and speech are controlled, and they appear apprehensive and withdrawn. They have low self-esteem and expect not to be liked or loved, and to be humiliated and rejected by others. Unlike schizoid personality disorder, avoidant individuals long for close relationships, but their deeply ingrained anxieties, fears, behaviors, and low self-esteem tend to prevent intimacy with others. Their constant "testing" behavior tends to drive people away.
Avoidant personality disorder (sometimes abbreviated APD or AvPD), or anxious personality disorder, is a personality disorder characterised by a pervasive pattern of social inhibition, feelings of inadequacy, and extreme sensitivity to negative evaluation. People with avoidant personality disorder often consider themselves to be socially inept or personally unappealing, and avoid social interaction for fear of being ridiculed, humiliated, or disliked. They typically present themselves as loners and report feeling a sense of alienation from society.