avoidant personality disorder

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avoidant personality disorder

n.
A personality disorder characterized by fear of rejection or disapproval in social situations, feelings of inadequacy, and extreme sensitivity to criticism.
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All have diverted management resources, increased burdens and costs, and created uncertainties that could only make bankers more reluctant to take risks.