Introverts are drained by social encounters and energized by solitary, often creative pursuits. Their disposition is frequently misconstrued as Shyness, social phobic, or even avoidance personality disorder. but many introverts socialize easy, they just choose not to
Social anxiety disorder, also called social phobia, is an anxiety disorder in which a person has an excessive and unreasonable fear of social situations. Anxiety (intense nervousness) and self-consciousness arise from a fear of being closely watched, judged, and criticized by others. Emotional behavioural symptoms: -Fear of situations in which you may be judged -Worrying about embarrassing or humiliating yourself -Concern that you'll offend someone -Intense fear of interacting or talking with strangers -Fear that others will notice that you look anxious -Fear of physical symptoms that may cause you embarrassment, such as blushing, sweating, trembling or having a shaky voice -Avoiding doing things or speaking to people out of fear of embarrassment -Avoiding situations where you might be the center of attention -Having anxiety in anticipation of a feared activity or event -Spending time after a social situation analyzing your performance and identifying flaws in your interactions -Expecting the worst possible consequences from a negative experience during a social situation physical Symptoms: -Fast heartbeat -Upset stomach or nausea -Trouble catching your breath -Dizziness or lightheadedness -Confusion or feeling "out of body" -Diarrhea -Muscle tension -Panic attacks Avoiding normal social situations may include: -Using a public restroom -Interacting with strangers -Eating in front of others -Making eye contact -Initiating conversations -Dating -Attending parties or social gatherings -Missing work or school -Entering a room in which people are already seated -Returning items to a store
Avoidant personality disorder (AvPD), also known as anxious personality disorder, is a Cluster C personality disorder. As afflicting persons when they display a pervasive pattern of social inhibition, feelings of inadequacy and inferiority, extreme sensitivity to negative evaluation, and avoidance of social interactions despite a strong desire to be close to others. Individuals afflicted with the disorder tend to describe themselves as uneasy, anxious, lonely, unwanted and isolated from others.
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