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What is Avoidant Personality Disorder?
Avoidant personality disorder is characterized by extreme social anxiety. People with this disorder often feel inadequate, avoid social situations, and seek out jobs with little contact with others. Avoidants are fearful of being rejected and worry about embarassing themselves in front of others. They exaggerate the potential difficulties of new situations to rationalize avoiding them. Often, they will create fantasy worlds to substitute for the real one. Unlike schizoid personality disorder, avoidants yearn for social relations yet feel they are unable to obtain them. They are frequently depressed and have low self-confidence.
Symptoms of Avoidant Personality Disorder:
* Social inhibition; retreating from others in anticipation of rejection. Yes.
* Preoccupation with being rejected or criticized in social situations. Yes.
* Fear of embarrassment results in avoidance of new activities. Yes.
* Poor self-image; feelings of social ineptitude.Yes.
* Desire for improved social relations. Yes.
* Appear to others as self-involved and unfriendly. I don't know.
* Creation of elaborate fantasy lives. No.
What is Dependent Personality Disorder?
Dependent personality disorder is characterized by a need to be taken care of. People with this disorder tend to cling to people and fear losing them. They may become suicidal when a break-up is imminent. They tend to let others make important decisions for them and often jump from relationship to relationship. Dependents often remain in abusive relationships. Over-sensitivity to disapproval is common. Dependents often feel helpless and depressed.
Symptoms of Dependent Personality Disorder:
* Difficulty making decisions. Yes.
* Feelings of helplessness when alone. Well, this is when I with people. too.
* Suicidal thoughts upon rejection. Not at rejection, but at other times.
* Submissiveness. I suppose, yes.
* Deeply hurt by mild criticism or disapproval. Sometimes, yes.
* Unable to meet ordinary demands of life. Yes. That's what it's all about.
What is Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder?
While Obsessive-Compulsive personality disorder (OCDP) sounds similar in name to obsessive-compulsive anxiety disorder, the two are markedly different disorders. People with obsessive-compulsive personality disorder are overly focused on orderliness and perfection. Their need to do everything "right" often interferes with their productivity. They tend to get caught up in the details and miss the bigger picture. They set unreasonably high standards for themselves and others, and tend to be very critical of others when they do not live up to these high standards. They avoid working in teams, believing others to be too careless or incompetent. They avoid making decisions because they fear making mistakes and are rarely generous with their time or money. They often have difficulty expressing emotion.
Symptoms of Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder:
* Need for perfection and excessive discipline. Yes. To counteract what's in my head. But I am not actually capable of it.
* Preoccupation with orderliness. If yes means preoccupied thinking about it rather than actually being it, yes.
* Inflexibility. Yes.
* Lack of generosity. I don't know.
* Hyper-focus on details and rules. Yes.
* Excessive devotion to work. I could say both a loud YES and NO to this one.