Individuals with avoidant personality disorder tend to be hypersensitive to criticism. These people typically have been very shy throughout their lives. The symptoms of avoidant personality disorder include have a deep fear of rejection, embarrassment, ridicule, and disapproval. They tend to have low self-esteem and little self-confidence. Socially, they are reluctant to meeting new people and avoid social situations. These individuals tend to struggle with intimacy in relationships.
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