AVOIDANT PERSONALITY

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: Nugent, Pam M.S., "AVOIDANT PERSONALITY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/avoidant-personality/ (accessed November 24, 2017).
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