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Avoidant personality disorder


avoids occupational activities that involve significant interpersonal contact, because of fears of criticism, disapproval, or rejection;

1. I never raise my hand in class, 2. I never contribute to the discussions no matter what I have to say, even if I think its smart, I'm afraid someone else won't think it is. 3. I never apply for jobs just because i'm afraid to ask for an application 4. I never ask for help even when i need it. 5. I won't talk to people in my group if i'm doing a project

is unwilling to get involved with people unless certain of being liked;

1. I go to the park a lot with my friend brandon, and i sit alone reading a book because he talks to a whole bunch of people that I don't know, so i sit against a tree alone and read a book. 2, if a teacher is mean to me, i won't even approach them privately to ask my questions. 3. I don't go into mexican resturants at all because i'm convinced they hate me since i look mexican and don't speak spanish. 4. I don't go to any birthday parties because I have few friends, and don't know my friend's friends. 5. I won't talk to any of my friends if someone else is around that i don't know.

shows restraint within intimate relationships because of the fear of being shamed or ridiculed;

1. I wont kiss anyone 2. I will never show my body naked because I feel like they might get so repulsed that they will hate me 3. I don't tell people what I think of anything because I don't want them to think my opinion is stupid 4. I don't wear certain clothes I buy or make because I'm not sure if the rest of the world would approve 5. I don't ask questions in class or to friends also because I don't want the students or the teacher might look down on me or laugh at me for it

is preoccupied with being criticized or rejected in social situations;

1. When I go to the park with brandon, I don't talk because I think they won't like me. 2. When i went on my first date, i kept worrying she didn't like me. 3. When everyone is having conversations about hair products and magazines, saying stupid things and looking cool is always in the back of my mind, especially fitting in with black people. 4. When I wake up and don't have time to do my hair the way i'd like, I keep wondering what people think of it when i'm in class, or what they think of me because i have dirt on my shoes. 5. I forgot to wear a bra yesterday, and even though i had a big giant sweatshirt on, i kept wondering if anyone thought i was gross or was staring at my boobs.

is inhibited in new interpersonal situations because of feelings of inadequacy;

1. I don't feel good enough to talk to certain people. 2. I don't feel good enough to buy certain clothes or shoes or hear certain music because "fubu" i'm not black, and "tommy hilfiger" i'm not white, and "Layren hill" I'm not black. 3. Sometimes I try to act a certain way because I feel like i won't be good enough if I don't, and if people catch on that it's not who i am, i cover myself up even more. 4. I don't eat in front of people cause i chew loud, and i dont drink in front of people cause i swallow loud. 5. i don't turn in my homework sometimes because i dont think its good enough.

views self as socially inept, personally unappealing, or inferior to others;

1. I give people money so they think i'm good enough for them, or i let them use me. 2. I never ask anyone for anything except my mom 3. I let people step on my toes in the hallways and shove me because they are in a hurry and i am in their way. 4. When people talk to me, i often don't look them in the eyes because i'm undeserving of a human conversation 5. sometimes i feel less than human because i grow hair on my nuckles...even though everyone else does too.

is unusually reluctant to take personal risks or to engage in any new activities because they may prove embarrassing.

1. My friend brandon takes me swimming and asks me to dive for him , and i wont. I won't even swim with him because i look like an idiot. 2. I won't wear certain things if i think i'll "look like an idiot" 3. I won't act a certain way, or say certain things, even if they are who i am, because of how it may make me seem 4. I don't tell people when i think they're cute because i dont think they'll like me, or they'll tell me i'm a rhino or something 5. I don't buy certain things because the casheer shouldnt have to deal with me.


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Jun. 9th, 2004 03:32 pm (UTC)
i do that too..well..im not as bad anymore. Its just a low-self esteem and little bit avoidant. sometimes, though, you just gotta think "fuck em"
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