Definitions for "Avoidant personality disorder"
Individuals with this disorder have poor self-esteem and thus are extremely sensitive to potential rejection and remain aloof even though they very much desire affiliation and affection.
Personality characterized by extreme social anxiety, low self-esteem, and hypersensitivity to criticism to the point that they purposely avoid interpersonal contact.
A severe form of social fear, characterized by avoidance of social interaction (overlaps Social Anxiety Disorder).