An anxious avoidance response pattern is normal, at least until it becomes what is called “Avoidant Personality Disorder.” That leaves you with the question;
What makes Avoidant Personality Disorder a disorder?
We all unconsciously seek to avoid situations that make us anxious. That makes sense, right? After all, why expose ourselves to a stressful situation if we don’t have to?
As children we learn to hide behind mom or dad to reduce our anxiety around other people and strangers, until we learn from experience how and who to trust.
But what does the child who is raised in a dysfunctional home learn? Read More