Hey there Mod! Sorry for the long ask! I recently came across a post where you answered someone's ask about not feeling like they loved their gf enough, and I really resonated with it so I googled avpd. Before tonight I had no idea it was a thing, but the check list sounds just like me, so I was just wondering if you had some links to check out? I don't want to be reblogging posts for avpd if it's not actually a thing i have (don't want to intrude on posts made for others).
hello! if you’re questioning whether you have avpd, you’re absolutely welcome here! if you realize later that you don’t have avpd, you were still welcome, because this is what you’re questioning now. this blog is a safe place, and you’re not intruding here!
in more clinical language, here are the dsm4 and dsm5 criteria for personality disorders. scroll down a bit for avpd.
here is the entire dsm5. it’s denser, but more comprehensive. general personality disorder criteria begins on page 677 of the pdf. avpd begins on page 704. i highly recommend reading about general personality disorders too.
keep in mind that these are by no means comprehensive, but they’re a good starting point.