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What would somebody be like who has anti-social personality disorder and avoidant personality disorder?

Hi Josh

I'd have to know your academic background and why you ask this in order to decide how much detail to provide, but in a few words, the combination describes a person who is withdrawn both generally and from people in particular.

You can find a complete clinical description in a number of sources such as:

Reich, James (2009). "Avoidant personality disorder and its relationship to social phobia." Current Psychiatry Reports 11 (1): 8993.

Hope that will do for now, and thanks for asking us.


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Alan Auerbach


Taught psychology for 30 years, authored four textbooks. Specialize in introductory and industrial/organizational psychology, but will tackle wider range of areas.

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