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3 Minute Avoidant Personality Disorder Test

Based on the criteria of the American Psychiatric Association

Instructions: Below is a list of questions that relate to life experiences common among people who have been diagnosed with Avoidant Personality Disorder (AVPD). Please read each question carefully and indicate whether it applies to you or not.

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Question 1 of 10

Others probably think I’m awkward, ugly, and/or stupid.


The IDRlabs 3 Minute AVPD Test (IDR-3MAVPDT) was developed by IDRlabs. The IDR-3MAVPDT is based on DSM-5 criteria for Avoidant Personality Disorder (AVPD), as specified in the Personality Inventory for DSM-5 (PID-5). The IDR-3MAVPDT is not associated with any specific researchers in the field of psychopathology, or any affiliated research institutions.

The IDRlabs 3 Minute AVPD Test was informed by the DSM-5 criteria for AVPD, as described in the Personality Inventory for DSM-5 (PID-5).

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5) is one of the most widely used, well-researched indexes of mental health conditions worldwide. It is owned and published by the American Psychiatric Association (APA).

Avoidant Personality Disorder (AVPD), which remains one of the less widely known Personality Disorders, is outlined in the DSM-5. The APA has also published the Personality Inventory for DSM-5 (PID-5), a long questionnaire intended for clinical psychology professionals who wish to screen for personality psychopathology in an individual. Two of the scales in the PID-5 (Intimacy Avoidance and Withdrawal), in particular, are related to AVPD as it is described in the DSM-5 (Strickland, 2014). The items in our IDR-3MAVPDT are based on PID-5 test items for these two scales. Please do note that the present test is intended for educational purposes only. Lastly, IDRlabs and the present IDRlabs 3 Minute AVPD Test are independent from the above researchers, organizations, or their affiliated institutions.

Online tests and quizzes such as this one are solely a first glance at the mental health condition involved and cannot offer accurate assessments of any potential personality disorders. Therefore, the present test is intended to be used for educational purposes only. A definitive mental health assessment can be made exclusively by a certified mental health professional.

As the publishers of this free online 3 Minute AVPD test, which enables you to screen yourself for the signs and symptoms of this personality disorder, we have taken great care to make the test as reliable and valid as possible, by subjecting this test to statistical controls and validation. However, free online quizzes such as the present 3 Minute AVPD Test do not provide official, professional assessments or recommendations of any kind; the test is provided entirely “as-is.” For more about any of our online tests and quizzes, please consult our Terms of Service.

Why Use This Test?

1. Free. This 3 Minute AVPD Test is delivered to you free of charge and will enable you to see your extent of AVPD symptoms, as outlined by the DSM-5 and the PID-5.

2. Informed by the DSM-5. The items in this test are based on the DSM-5 diagnosis of AVPD. The DSM-5 is the world’s most widely used mental health condition categorization manual. Items in the present test were also based on AVPD-related items in the PID-5, a personality questionnaire based on the DSM-5. Like the DSM-5 itself, the PID-5 was created by the American Psychological Association (APA).

3. Statistical controls. Statistical analysis of the test is conducted to ensure maximum accuracy and validity of the test scores.

4. Made by professionals. The present test has been made with the input of people who work professionally with psychology and individual differences research.