What Is Avoidant Personality Disorder?

Avoidant Personality Disorder is a Cluster C personality disorder characterized by a persistent pattern of social inhibition, feelings of inadequacy, and hypersensitivity to negative evaluation. Those struggling with this disorder can find it, especially challenging to have interpersonal connection with friends, family, and in work or school settings.

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How Can Avoidant Personality Disorder Impact Your Life?

Fear of criticism, disapproval, or rejection can keep those with Avoidant Personality Disorder from trying to make friends, take on new roles or responsibilities at work, or establish intimate relationships. This can lead to a general disengagement from community and society.

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What Are The Symptoms Of Avoidant Personality Disorder?

Symptoms of Avoidant Personality Disorder include:

  • showing restraint in social situations for fear of judgment or feeling hurt
  • difficulty creating and sustaining intimate relationships
  • low self-esteem or viewing self as socially inadequate
  • reluctancy to participate in new activities or experiences

How Can Lightfully Help With Your Avoidant Personality Disorder?

At Lightfully Behavioral Health, we realize the importance of having a common language to describe symptoms the individual might be experiencing. Even so, we see our clients as more than just their diagnoses. Clients can expect an integrated and inclusive treatment plan from an exceptionally equipped team at our Carlsbad, Los Angeles, or Thousand Oaks locations or online that focuses on the core processes which underlie their symptoms and all human suffering. In this way, we work to help the client develop an integrated self and a more balanced, meaningful life.

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