Below is a list of questions that relate to life experiences common among people diagnosed with avoidant personality disorder— a mental health condition characterized by a pattern of social avoidance, feelings of inadequacy, and hypersensitivity to negative evaluation. Please read each question carefully and indicate whether you have experienced these thoughts or behaviors since early adulthood.

This quiz is no substitute for a formal diagnosis. Only a licensed mental health professional or doctor can give a formal diagnosis of avoidant personality disorder. If you are struggling with the symptoms mentioned below, we encourage you to reach out to your doctor for help and support.

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Do you avoid activities at work or school that might involve you working closely with others because you fear they will criticize or reject you and your ideas?
Do you avoid making new friends unless you are certain that you will be liked and accepted?
Does it often take others several attempts to encourage you to join group activities before you will agree to participate?
In relationships (romantic or otherwise) do you find it difficult to talk about yourself and your feelings because you're afraid of being judged?
If someone is slightly critical of you, do you feel extremely hurt and withdraw from them and the situation?
Do you often feel not good enough or like anything you say will be perceived as wrong or stupid by others?
When you meet new people are you particularly conscious of being awkward, unattractive, or inferior?
Do you worry about taking risks or trying new things out of fear you’ll embarrass yourself?
Do you see potential for danger in situations that others in your life take part in without a second thought?

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Last Updated: Nov 16, 2020