I think I have Avoidant Personality Disorder, I am inept and unable to connect with others?
is it just me or is impossible to get close to people, i don’t know if its an (AvPD)} thing or something else. i want so desperately to get to know people when i go out or in college but i just can’t be myself, i can’t make conversation in fact when i’m around people i feel empty and like there’s no me and i feel like a stranger when i see couples and people talking i just hate myself in that time , i can only make small talk but i lose all substance so i feel bad and scuttle away to be alone because feeling inept and unable to connect with others is too painful . i think i have avoiding personality disorder (AvPD), How to Overcome an AvPD doctor ?
you are right, you do have AvPD. It is also associated with varying degrees of anxiety.It is definitely curable and it needs varying your lifestyle and co-operation from your friends and family as well.You should start from yourself,You should talk with yourself,try to express yourself,may be in front of a mirror. Then you can start having small but substantial conversations with the person with whom you feel comfortable and close enough,like any friend or a family member. Then you can make a group of 3-4 friends and start talking to each other . each one should get equal amount of time to express . In this way, you can gradually socialise nicely and start feeling comfortable even in a crowd of many people.
THIS HAPPENS OUT OF ANXIETY RELATED DEPRESSION. MAY BE A CHILDHOOD MENTAL OR PSYCHOLOGICAL TRAUMA MAY HAVE CAUSED IT.
YOU NEED TO TALK TO YOUR COUNSELLOR . GET OVER THE FEAR THAT YOU HAVE IN YOUR MIND. GRADUALLY BUT SURELY YOU WILL GET OVER IT