Tending to avoid or shun something, especially as a means of coping with anxiety or stress.
Risk-avoidant behavior; therapies aimed at socially avoidant children.
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Avoidant Sentence Examples
Child psychiatrists have already observed that avoidant personality disorder (APD) and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) are closely linked to the inhibited type of temperament as described in Kagan's work.
Maladjustments of personality, including conduct, paranoid, narcissistic, avoidant, dependent, and obsessive-compulsive personality disorder (not to be confused with the anxiety disorder OCD).
Avoidant personalities are often fearful of rejection and unwilling to become involved with others.
The risk of having avoidant, dependent, and paranoid personality disorders is greater for females than males, whereas risk of having antisocial personality disorder is greater for males than females.
The three primary insecure types are resistant attachment, avoidant attachment, and disorganized attachment.