Individuals with avoidant personality are typically hypersensitive to criticism and fixate on what others think of them. As a result, they withdraw from situations in which they may be judged. It is not uncommon for someone to be concerned about how others perceive them. Yet individuals with avoidant personality dread being labeled as inadequate. This fear manifests in a variety of social and professional contexts.
Although avoidant personality disorder (AVPD) cannot be “cured,” it is still possible for people with AVPD to maintain fulfilling intimate relationships. Often, it may be helpful for the individual with AVPD to attend individual therapy at Star Point Counseling Center in Tampa, Fl & Brandon, Fl with a professional they trust in order to learn skills that will help them be open, authentic, and communicative with their partner. In some cases, the couple may seek therapy for their relationship together. In Couples Counseling at Star Point, the partner without AVPD may gain a deeper understanding of how avoidant personality may affect their partner, and the individual with AVPD may learn how their behavior affects their partner and how to help bridge the gap.
An avoidant personality is likely to hinder a person’s job as well as their social life. People with this condition may decline job promotions or increased responsibilities at work because they worry about failure. They often isolate themselves, reducing the size of their support network. Individuals with avoidant personality can be prone to depression, Bipolar and anxiety. Social anxiety is particularly associated with avoidant personality. If you or a loved one suffers from AVPD Star Point Counseling Center can aid in minimizing triggering affects and symptoms.