there is a difference between social anxiety and avoidant personality disorder, and being shy doesnt necessarily mean you have either.
with social anxiety the person tends to avoid SOCIAL contacts/situations, especially those that unleash high anxiety and panic attacks, but may want to have those contacts
with avoidant personality disorder the person tends to avoid facing ANY situation or problem that generate fear, they tend not to under go anxiety attacks due to their avoidance of anxiety generating situations.
If your concerned about either then see a doctor, get a proper diagnosis and start a treatment plan
according to the internet i have tons of things wrong with me
Last edited by PandoraPanda; 12-22-11 at 07:16 PM.