Main definitions of avoidant personality disorder in English

: avoidant personality disorder1avoidant personality disorder2

avoidant personality disorder1

noun

Psychiatry
  • A personality disorder characterized by anxiety in social situations and personal relationships, with feelings of inadequacy and extreme sensitivity to rejection or criticism.

Main definitions of avoidant personality disorder in English

: avoidant personality disorder1avoidant personality disorder2

avoidant personality disorder2

noun

Psychology
  • A personality disorder characterized by discomfort in social and unfamiliar situations and by fear of rejection or negative evaluation.

Origin

1980s.