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I Am Avoidant

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    Avoidant - I am avoidant.  I wouldn't definitely say I have avoidant personality disorder nor being antisocial.I love people too much to be antisocial.  I love being with people...
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F Nov 15, 2011

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    Never Been Diagnosed - I have never been diagnosed with Avoidant PD, but it seems to fit me pretty well.  I avoid feeling embarrassed, I avoid the possibility of rejection...
    Cassandra Cassandra 51-55, F 7 Responses Dec 3, 2007

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    The Avoidant Me. - I worry too much about what people may think about me. And in the office is worst, manage to be in the same room with +/- 20 people talking, and talking. I have...
    fadedawaylife fadedawaylife 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 23, 2011

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    Self-confessed Social Avoidant - I have always been very avoidant and resistant to change. I like and crave stability and get very anxious when faced with change. I find the...
    hereisnoy hereisnoy 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 27, 2008

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    Personality Disorders Are Awesome! - "Loss and rejection may be so painful that the individual with this disorder will choose loneliness rather than risk trying to connect...
    somewhatlost somewhatlost 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 14, 2008

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    People Are Too Normal For Me. - Or I'm too weird for people. I have a tendency to be very timid when around others and don't really have a reason. I don't like dealing with...
    nosanity nosanity 22-25, F 4 Responses Sep 1, 2008

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    Teenage Avoidant - I've been hiding these feelings for years, but...I just dont care anymore. I am a teenager with an very high chance of having Avoidant Personality Disorder. I've...
    DepressinglyChill DepressinglyChill 13-15, M 2 Responses Aug 19, 2011

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    Avoiding Life - I wish I could just be normal and get a job. I turned twenty last month and feel pretty terrified. Prior to that my mum would pester me about working but I knew it...
    FateCantDecide FateCantDecide 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 24, 2009

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    Wishful Thinking .. - I always have this idea that if I avoid something that it will go away.  It is such a problem.  It's seems easier to avoid the pain of facing an...
    outoftheshadows outoftheshadows 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 5, 2008

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    My Life-long Experience - I am not sure that I am avoidant. I was diagnosed once as avoidant by a psychiatrist, and nothing was done about it since. I have been to therapy for many...
    rumblefish1978 rumblefish1978 31-35, M 3 Responses Jul 25, 2010

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    Avpd And Relationships - I feel that I don't deserve anyone good, especially romantically. it is a messed up way of thinking but I feel that I am so damaged noone should have or...
    Freckledapple Freckledapple 31-35 2 Responses Mar 19, 2013

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    Tired of All This - I’m so tired of doing this. I’ve been more scared to do anything lately than usual. I’ve been avoiding absolutely everything I have to do for...
    lyricalongings lyricalongings 31-35, F 7 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    I Dont Really Like People - i rather like being alone. it doesnt require me to touch up my features or act like i give a damn. it doesn't even require i fully clothe myself. i can...
    Girlonwire Girlonwire 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 30, 2011

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    This Is Me - Anxious (Avoidant) Personality Disorder is a condition characterized by extreme shyness, feelings of inadequacy, and sensitivity to rejection. These individuals feel...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 6, 2009

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    Yes, I Guess I Am. ... - Yes, I guess I am. Not too obviously, usually, but I tend to angle conversations away from the topics that make me uncomfortable or could cause some kind...
    momus momus 18-21 Aug 31, 2008

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    Confession of An Avoidant - Over the course of the past few months, I've begun to notice that I can't quite comunicate with people, or go to social outings less and less. Everytime...
    sockpuppets33 sockpuppets33 16-17 3 Responses Jul 30, 2009

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    Read The Definition.. Think It's Troublesome Enough To Be Introverted Too.. - I'm a classic case.. and I worry a lot too.. Didn't think I had the talking skills to stick to people...
    amejad amejad 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 14, 2010

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    I'm Stuck... - After reading about what it means to 'be avoidant', I feel like it describes me to a tee.  I have never shared the depth of what I have felt to anyone, and I...
    mila3 mila3 26-30, F Feb 10, 2010

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    I Want To... - Avoid being an avoidant.Is that an option?I'm like a cat, sometimes.Curious, yet cowardly. Depends on the situation.It's part of the "dark side" located in me. The...
    DustToAshes DustToAshes 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 7, 2013

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    I have suffered from depression and excited that I remember, at least as far as back as first grade. I recently going out and was diagnosed by a psychiatrist with AVPD. I am...
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    I suffer from depression, insomnia, anxiety, chronic pain, and avoidant personality disorder. I seek inner peace. My recent reading has been on mindfulness and I'm finding that...
    AnAvoidant AnAvoidant 31-35, M 2 Responses Mar 18

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    Maybe I know why suicides happen. I've wanted to quit for so long now. The pain of daily life is draining, the depression hasn't gotten better, my life is falling apart, the...
    AnAvoidant AnAvoidant 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 18

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    So, I had to go home today to do some chores at the parent's. Hubs normally helps out but he's gone so it was up to me to cover. (wtf weird dynamic) I felt like being nice so I...
    braverthanithink braverthanithink 26-30, F 6 Responses Mar 23

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    I study history , yes that useless degree that makes people think i am gonna starve after graduating .Good thing i am full of meat already ,starving could do some good things for...
    ReversedLumiere ReversedLumiere 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 23

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    I have been diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder along with Major Depressive Disorder and Avoidant Personality Type as of this past month. I've had this diagnosis since...
    betweenlustandlove betweenlustandlove 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 30

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    I have life problems like procrastination, avoidant coping and low self esteem. In the past 3 years i have had a bad time of it i found myself on antidepressants even though i was...
    Martinn1 Martinn1 36-40 2 Responses Apr 3

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    imalonelyboy imalonelyboy 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 4

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    My best friend on EP blocked me for asking her not to talk down to me any more. I blocked her in return because she might as well not be looking at my profile. This was a woman I...
    Buckley4U Buckley4U 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 7

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