This self-assessment consists of 20 statements, and for each statement, you must provide an appropriate response indicating how much it applies to you
The Avoidant Personality Disorder Inventory was developed by Deen Mohd and is medically reviewed by Dr. Shakeel, PhD in Psychology. This test is not intended to be used for the diagnosis of any mental health condition and is not designed to replace professional evaluation.
How Accurate is Avoidant Personality Disorder Test?
This self-test has been designed to help you determine whether you may be experiencing symptoms of an Avoidant Personality and the likelihood of experiencing symptoms associated with it.
There is no single self-assessment test designed to diagnose Avoidant Personality Disorder, but this self-test can be helpful in determining whether you may be experiencing symptoms that require a professional mental health evaluation.
This test is based on the criteria outlined by the American Psychiatric Association in the DSM-5 for the diagnosis of Avoidant Personality Disorder and can be a useful first step towards seeking professional help and treatment if symptoms are interfering with your quality of life.
What is Avoidant Personality Disorder.
Avoidant Personality Disorder is characterized by feelings of extreme social inhibition, inadequacy, and sensitivity to rejection and criticism. People diagnosed with this personality disorder exhibit a pervasive pattern of avoiding social situations and experiencing difficulty maintaining relationships. Individuals with this disorder appear to be shy, anxious, and timid in social situations or meeting new people.
Here is an example of a person, namely Lila, who is 28 years old and has always struggled with social phobia. Please keep in mind that social anxiety disorder and avoidant personality disorder are two different mental health conditions. Lila always tries to avoid social situations and finds it difficult to initiate conversations because he has a fear of being rejected and humiliated.
Lila may face a lot of difficulties in his personal life, such as difficulty maintaining close relationships and avoiding having a romantic relationship. She may also avoid making new friends, and because of his shyness, he may avoid going out to enjoy social activities, She may feel loneliness and isolation.