This is the last post in the series, describing remaining important issues: complement of the defence mechanism's description, overview of sexual problems, handling painful emotions, passing the disorder on to next generations and self-work prospects in other mental health disorders.
This post is going to explain methods dedicated to build and repair connections in personality structures. The methods presented here may seem counterintuitive as they don't directly correspond to shame, humiliation, low self-esteem and other bitter feelings that haunt people suffering from Avoidant Personality Disorder and Social Anxiety. Please read previous posts to understand why making connections is building and repairing personality structures.
Let me introduce methods and practices targeting all different negative aspects of Social Anxiety and Avoidant Personality Disorder. Connection building practices come first, followed by other areas that need improvement. Every practice is described in few sentences. More details will be provided in the subsequent posts.
Everything described here stems from my personal struggle with Avoidant Personality Disorder. It appeared in my life suddenly when I was eight, turning my life to existence filled with shame and little joy. For another fourteen years I struggled to live with it, knowing that something is very wrong, but not being sure what is it exactly and how to deal with it. In my early twenties, I finally started actively searching for a solution, ...
Let me describe the first group of personality disorders. It comprises the personalities that are stuck on different levels of development, futilely trying to mature.