Avoidant Personality Test is designed to screen the individual for avoidant personality disorder. This test is for self-assessment and screening purpose only.
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What are Personality Disorders
A person with a personality disorder thinks, feels, and behaves differently. There are several different types of personality disorders clustered into different categories on the basis of their characteristics.
A personality disorder is a persistent pattern of behaving and feeling, which is altered. Initially in DSM IV, personality disorder used to be diagnosed on Axis-II, but in DSM 5 (2013), the axial system has been changed and now single diagnosis with co-occurring symptoms use to be given.
Symptoms of Personality Disorder
There are a number of different personality disorders, such as the cluster A is categorized as suspicious, delusional, not interested in social interactions or not having social skills to maintain the social relationships, as well as inability to consider the consequences of their actions and lead towards illegal, and risky behaviour.
Similarly, Cluster B is categorized on the basis of dramatic symptoms. The person experiencing cluster B personality condition will report feelings of emptiness, self-harm incidents or multiple failed suicide attempts, overly impressionistic, having fragile self-esteem, and excessively praising oneself in situations.
Whereas, Cluster C, is categorized on the basis of anxious symptoms. They are sometimes overly clingy to other people, are overly concerned with order, or tries to avoid social situations because of fear of criticism.
Types of Personality Disorder
The personality disorders are clustered into three:
Cluster A: Odd, Eccentric
In this cluster there are three disorders named:
1. Paranoid Personality Disorder
2. Schizoid Personality Disorder
3. Schizotypal Personality Disorder
Cluster B: Dramatic, or Unpredictable
1. Antisocial Personality Disorder
2. Borderline Personality Disorder
3. Histrionic Personality Disorder
4. Narcissistic Personality Disorder
Cluster C: Anxious, or Fearful
1. Avoidant Personality Disorder
2. Dependent Personality Disorder
3. Obsessive Personality Disorder
Avoidant Personality Disorder
In this condition, the person tries to escape social situations and avoid activities where others are involved. They avoid work, social activities, ad sensitive to criticism. They remain in the fear of being pointed out and shamed. They feel embarrassed about the slightest events, as well as they try to avoid making relationships and friendships, they feel lonely and dissatisfied with life.
Description of Avoidant Personality Test
Avoidant personality test is based on the DSM 5 criteria for the disorder as well as the clinical interview of a mental health professional.
This test is not recommended to be used by the mental health professional for the diagnosis, and the results of the test are not diagnostic.