I Think I Have Avoidant Personality Disorder

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    I'm 29 years old, and I have a great amount of

    social anxiety all the time. When I meet new people, I'm extremely awkward and shy and I don't feel like I can be myself around them. I'm in a long-term rehab facility, and I'm finding that it takes me a long time to get comfortable with someone to share myself with. There's a...
    AdamLINY AdamLINY
    31-35, M
    Sep 18, 2014

    And I think everyone hates me now.

    I can see it in their eyes, in the way they shift their feet away from me. And I can see it in their faces, forever tense and serious when speaking to me. And all because they can sense that I, that I, don't know how to show them my heart. Because they can sense that my heart...
    madelinefish madelinefish
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 15, 2015

    this is another one I think I might have

    but I'm not sure either.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Nov 23, 2015

    Job Interview

    I feel like I need to get my life on the right track, I'm 25 and I had a couple of jobs while i was in college but now I can't seem to convince myself even to go to the interview. I am way too anxious. I had a job interview the other day, great job, well paid, I just couldn't go...
    karmame karmame
    26-30
    Oct 14, 2013

    I Just Don't Know.

    I just took this quiz 2nd time this year, only later, and my highest result kept being APD. "Individual is socially inhibited, feels inadequate, and is oversensitive to criticism. Core issue is an inability to resolve their codependent need for connection with their codependent...
    LittleDancingStar LittleDancingStar
    18-21, F
    Dec 22, 2012

    I'm Pretty Positive This Is Me...

    I've spent a lot of time in therapy an two stints being committed for a week, but never told any of them the whole truth for fear or being long term committed. I know I only sabotaged myself by not being fully honest, but I thought it must be something really bad if out of no...
    samandthe samandthe
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jun 25, 2012

    I Think I Have An Avoidant Personality Dissorder

    i think i have this i have a small group of friends that i can talk to but i turn into a totaly different person in class and other people sometimes even family depending on if i think they a judging me or not i become quiet and withdrawn, and oh god when it comes to...
    c8typie c8typie
    13-15, F
    May 11, 2011

    The Dsm-iv Tr Characterizes Apd

    by a pervasive pattern of social inhibition, feelings of inadequacy, extreme sensitivity to negative evaluation, and avoidance of social interaction. People with AvPD often consider themselves to be socially inept or personally unappealing, and avoid social interaction for fear...
    TheEvilLeaper TheEvilLeaper
    26-30, M
    3 Responses Mar 31, 2010

    Not Sure...

    After reading the symtoms of this disorder a couple of days ago, I was positive I have it. I'm extremely shy but I warm up to people real quick if I feel like they aren't judging me...but then I get so self concious about what i'm gonna say then I get paranoid and start worrying...
    Jess5671 Jess5671
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Apr 2, 2013

    Everything I read about it seems to fit!

    I always thought I was just lazy but could never figure out why I couldn't do anything about it. Now I see I just feel more comfortable in my own safe space at home, even though I so badly want to go out and do things and meet people. So much from childhood up to now is making...
    Iris1616 Iris1616
    26-30, F
    Aug 14, 2014

    what is the difference between avoidant

    personality disorder and social anxiety disorder?
    stabbedtoceasersalad stabbedtoceasersalad
    18-21, F
    Aug 23, 2015

    Just Discovering Why I Am The Way I Am!

    I am a 27 year old married mother of 4! Ever since I was in the 8th grade Ive had trouble talking to anyone, even my family, for fear of rejection or sounding stupid. It's only today that ive found theres a name for the things and thoughts that I have all the time. I've never...
    danikamurphy danikamurphy
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Jul 17, 2012

    Why Am I Like This!!!! HELP

    I think I have APD... I hate being around people. I can go days without seeing anyone and if I didn't have to work it would be much longer. I have a small group of people including friends and family members that I can see on the regular with no problem. It is weird bc sometimes...
    Netabell Netabell
    26-30, F
    1 Response Sep 2, 2013

    How does everyone with this disorder deal with

    new relationships? For the past few years, people tell me I look scared. At least in the beginning. This was everyone, just about. I thought it was them but I realize it's not. Guess being bullied in school, and not being able to express myself at home didn't help. My last...
    gymgirl71 gymgirl71
    41-45, F
    1 Response Mar 14, 2014

    Avdp And My 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 want me. My childhood was messed up and I was rejected and detached from my parents. Physical and emotional abuse were part...
    Freckledapple Freckledapple
    31-35
    2 Responses Mar 19, 2013

    I went to a job interview today.

    That was a highly social job, where you have to interact with people and do similar stuff. I really wanted it and felt motivated to do it; because when I'm not interacting with people I get kind of rusty and more and more avoidant and depressed. Well, I sucked at it. I must...
    Gegete Gegete
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Oct 14, 2014

    I Think This May Be My Problem

    All my life I've struggled with feelings of inadequacy. I was overweight as a child and bright which led to bullying mostly in the form of teasing, name-calling, and exclusion. My own father was hypercritical of me and of my weight. When kids would be nice to me in school, my...
    FearfullyExisting FearfullyExisting
    36-40, F
    1 Response May 8, 2013

    It's Got To Be Apd

    There's always been something wrong with me. I've constantly ask myself why am I different? I'm terrified of connecting with people? Every time I shake someone's hand, I cringe. I can't look people in the eye. I catch panic attacks whenever I begin to connect with people. I...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Sep 6, 2012
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