Avoidant Personality disorder Test (3 mins)

Avoidant Personality Test
Halima Qureshi

Halima S. Qureshi is a practising Clinical Psychologist for the last 5 years, as well as the founding member of Counseling Center in one of the acclaimed Universities of Pakistan. She deals in psychological disorders especially related to early adulthood and adulthood. She is well versed in the field with more than 4 years of teaching and research experience in the field of Psychology. Currently, she is doing her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and she is developing Intervention and working with Cognitive Behavior Hypnotherapy for Non-Suicidal Self Injury disorder a newly recognized disorder in DSM 5. Her therapeutic expertise is in Cognitive Behavior Therapy, as well as she is Master Practitioner of Neurolinguistics Programming (NLP) from NFNLP, USA.

Avoidant Personality Test is designed to screen the individual for avoidant personality disorder. This test is for self-assessment and screening purpose only.

Avoidant Personality disorder Test

Instructions to Follow

Please make sure to answer each question item, and mark the most suitable option for you.

1. I avoid activities at work or school which includes working closely with others, as I experience fear of being criticized by others

 

2. I avoid making friends unless others accept and like me

 

3. I hesitate to join a group activity if I do is because others forced me to do so

 

4. I find it difficult to talk about my feelings in relationships (romantic or usual) because of the fear of being ridiculed

 

5. If someone is slightly critical I get easily hurt and withdrawn from the situation

 

6. I often feel as inferior or whatever I will say will not be good

 

7. When I meet new people I am highly conscious about myself and my looks

 

8.I feel fear and embarrassed in trying new things

 

9. I easily find a fearful aspect of any activity which others can easily take part in

 



Final Result :

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.

Avoidant Personality disorder Test (3 mins)