Recently Diagnosed

I just found out I have apd and when I read about it I said wow! It explains why I have been this way my whole life. I don't think my husband understands  why I can't just do any job and why I quit so quickly. Now I understand why.
nicoleal20 nicoleal20
46-50, F
3 Responses Nov 16, 2007

i have been shy all my life and when i discovered APD i was so shocked. it described everything that i was.. sometimes i dont know how to deal with my constant anxiety i start to sweat, voice trembles and i start shaking. people always tell me not to be shy and to get over it but its not that simple. i really dont like being around too many people. having this social anxiety affects me everyday and im scared im going to be like this for the rest of my life.

Ever thought about getting your own cleaning business , or look after a couple of kids a day? Just a thought ! You could set your own hours and you wouldn't be around too many people. I Know someone who has APD and I see how hard it is on him. It isn't an easy thing to deal with. He lives on a farm , so he was able to set up his own business there, "Paintball" . It worked for him and I am sure you will find the thing that will allow you to stay within your comfort zone. HUG !!

APD or more well known as AvPD is avoidant personality disorder. It's a lot like social anxiety. Ever since I can remember I have been a very shy person. I don't like being around a lot of people. Most of the time I am only comfortable around my husband and daughter. I don't even like being around my family too much. I get sweaty and sometimes shaky when I have to go out and associate with other people. When I was working every job seemed ok until I found I could not shake the nervousness I would feel from being around other people. Then I would decide I hated it and just quit. I never understood why I was doing that. It would always happen in about a month or so. Now I barely look for a job anymore because I know I won't be able to keep it for very long.I'm going to try and do something on my own to make money. Unfortunately it involves interacting with other people and I am already beginning to get nervous.