Question: What are Avoidants afraid of?

People with avoidant personality disorder avoid social situations due to fear of rejection and being judged by others. However, because most people with this condition want to develop relations, they may be more likely to respond to the work of psychotherapy.

What do fearful Avoidants want?

Those with fearful-avoidant attachments want love from others. They may even crave that affection. But, at the same time, they are reluctant to have close or intimate relationships. This is a unique combination of anxiously craving affection and avoiding it at any cost.

Do Avoidants worry?

Their fear of rejection prevents them from opening up and meeting new people. Intimate relationships can be especially difficult for individuals with avoidant personality, who may constantly worry about saying something wrong or embarrassing themselves. This worry leads them to withdraw.

Do fearful Avoidants want to be chased?

If your partner is avoidant, you may have the urge to “chase” them. When they pull away, you try harder to get closer to them. To you, this feels like a solution to the problem. But to them, it feels like theyre being smothered.

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