Avoidant personality disorder—Chronic and longstanding fear of negative evaluation and tendency to avoid interpersonal situations without a guarantee of acceptance and support, accompanied by significant fears of embarrassment and shame in social interaction.
Extroversion—A personal preference for socially engaging activities and settings.
Extrovert—A person who is outgoing and performs well socially.
Introversion—A personal preference for solitary, non-social activities and settings.
Personality—The organized pattern of behaviors and attitudes that makes a human being distinctive. Personality is formed by the ongoing interaction of temperament, character, and environment.
Social anxiety disorder—Persistent avoidance and/or discomfort in social situations that significantly interferes with functioning.
Social withdrawal—Avoidance of social contacts.
Socialization—The process by which new members of a social group are integrated in the group.
Temperament—A person's natural disposition or inborn combination of mental and emotional traits.