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Anxious and Fearful Personality Disorders

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    Anxious and Fearful

    The "anxious" and "fearful" of the personality disorders are marked by excessive, nervous behavior that is greater than what society views as the norm.

    • Avoidant
    • Dependent

    Avoidant Personality Disorder

    Avoidant Personality Disorder is marked by an avoidance of social interaction for fear of being ridiculed, humiliated, rejected, or disliked. An avoidant person fears criticism, disapproval from others, or rejection. An avoidant person believes it is easier to avoid relationships and people than to take the risk of feeling inadequate.

    Avoidant Personality Disorder Personality disorder characterized by social inhibition, feelings of inadequacy, and hypersensitivity to negative evaluation, which begins by early adulthood.