a personality style characterized by feeling uncomfortable when psychologically close to others, fearing potential rejection, and not engaging in peer relationships.

AVOIDANT PERSONALITY: "A person with an avoidant personality would likely avoid intimate relations with others, due to feelings of discomfort when intimate with others. "
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "AVOIDANT PERSONALITY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/avoidant-personality/ (accessed July 3, 2020).