I tend to avoid doing anything that puts me in a position where I will receive criticism. Any signs of disapproval or rejection can cause my self esteem to take a major blow. I also tend to let other people take the lead even when I know what I am talking about in group projects. I do not like meeting new people, it terrifies me. I tend to run from romantic relationships or even newer friendships. The thought of being both emotionally and physically intimate makes me uncomfortable and a feeling of anxiety.
Below is a list of questions that relate to life experiences common among people diagnosed with avoidant personality disorder— a mental health condition characterized by a pattern of social avoidance, feelings of inadequacy, and hypersensitivity to negative evaluation. Please read each question carefully and indicate whether you have experienced these thoughts or behaviors since early adulthood. This quiz is no substitute for a formal diagnosis. Only a licensed mental health professional or doctor can give a formal diagnosis of avoidant personality disorder. If you are struggling with the symptoms mentioned below, we encourage you to reach out to your doctor for help and support.
A socially challenged person with a hypersensitivity to rejection and constant feelings of inadequacy may have a mental illness known as avoidant personality disorder AVPD. People with avoidant personality disorder experience social awkwardness. They spend a lot of time focusing on their shortcomings and are very hesitant to form relationships where rejection could occur.
This disorder was defined at the beginning of the 20th century by the psychiatrists and eugenicists Bleuler and Kretschmer. Not nearly as much as obsessive compulsive disorder , or dependent personality disorder, for example. They say the best example of avoidant personality disorder is Emily Dickinson.
hey do you know this girl's name or where i can find some of her? i know someone who totally looks like her! :S but i think the girl i know doesn't have boobs so big lol (don't know about the piercings though)