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How to tell if I have avoidant personality disorder?

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Dr. Patrick Tapia
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In brief: Talk to psychologist

If you always withdraw from intense interpersonal situations and also find social situations awkward or distressing secondary to low self esteem then there may be a higher likelihood of having it.
It needs to be differentiated from social anxiety disorder or social phobia as well as schizoid personality disorder. A key component is a desired but difficulty to sustain connection to others.

In brief: Talk to psychologist

If you always withdraw from intense interpersonal situations and also find social situations awkward or distressing secondary to low self esteem then there may be a higher likelihood of having it.
It needs to be differentiated from social anxiety disorder or social phobia as well as schizoid personality disorder. A key component is a desired but difficulty to sustain connection to others.
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