People with avoidant personality disorder typically have strong feelings of social inhibition, low self-esteem, and are very uncomfortable in social situations. While someone with this rare personality disorder may seem shy from an outside perspective, avoidant personality disorder is highly disruptive and can cause significant problems in one’s home and work life.

Avoidant personality disorder affects a person’s behavioral patterns and can be difficult to treat. People with the condition often abuse substances to attempt to treat their disorder, which can make diagnosis and treatment even more complicated. If you or a loved one have avoidant personality disorder, you are not alone. Treatment is available.

Assessing Your Risk of Avoidant Personality Disorder

Do you think you or your loved one could be living with avoidant personality disorder? You can take an avoidant personality disorder self-assessment to evaluate your symptoms. A self-assessment quiz is not an official diagnosis as only a medical professional can diagnose personality disorders. However, an assessment may help you evaluate your symptoms and determine if you should seek treatment.