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Equilibrium - Self Harmony

Avoidant personality Disorder

Definition
A pattern of social discomfort, fear of negative evaluation, and shyness beginning in early adulthood

Causes, incidence and risk factors

People with avoidant personalities form relationships with others if they believe they will not be rejected. They are preoccupied with their own shortcomings. Loss and rejection are so painful that these people will choose loneliness rather than risking themselves in a relationship.

Symptoms

Is hurt by criticism or disapproval
Has no close friends
Reluctance to become involved with people
Avoids activities or occupations that involve interpersonal contact
Shy in social situations out of fear of doing something wrong
Exaggerates potential difficulties

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