kelaria said: You remind me so much of myself. I have Bipolar II and PTSD, and definitely have ADD-type symptoms. Never been diagnosed with Avoidant P.D. but I just looked it up and it describes me uncannily well. Anyway just wanted to say hi :)
Hi, nice to meet you! Our comorbidities are indeed very much alike. ^_^
AvPD and Social Anxiety/Social Phobia are pretty similar. The reason they say I’m more AvPD is because of the extent and pervasiveness of the avoidant symptoms: I’m going on six years since the last time I had a serious, meaningful, in-person conversation with someone other than one of my sisters, and even with her, I can only rarely bring myself to invite her to have lunch with me. There’s also this depressingly accurate line from Wikipedia:
However, unlike social phobics, who are aware of the irrationality of their phobia yet are unable to control it, people with Avoidant personality disorder are unaware of or reject the idea that their fears are excessive and believe with full conviction that they are inadequate, unlovable, broken, etc.
I hope you’re more on the social phobia side if you’re anything at all!