Tag Archive for fear

AVOIDANCE; ORIGINS AND COPING MECHANISMS:

Nature or Nurture

Often the question asked is what came first:  the AVPD or other conditions that turned a person into an Avoidant.

It hasn’t been proven (yet) whether or not AVPD is genetic or in someway predisposed. On observation alone a neutral approach to the topic is acceptable so that one doesn’t

become entangled in partial data that may only represent the few over the masses. Read more

INTIMACY INTOLERANCE: Avoidant Personality Disorder

It has been noted that some features of Avoidance extend into areas where Couple Having Fun On Beachthe individual will fear intimate and sexual contact even when attracted to the other person. They may allow themselves to admire and have feelings from a distance as long as the other person doesn’t know. This is sometimes termed as “unrequited love.” Read more