/ (əˈvɔɪdənt) /
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(of behaviour) demonstrating a tendency to avoid intimacy or interaction with others
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Children with avoidant personalities or extreme anxiety will more easily fall into an unhealthy coping style.When a Parent Commits Suicide: A Psychiatrist’s Advice|Dr. Harold S. Koplewicz|May 18, 2012|DAILY BEAST
And so begins what psychologists call the avoidant coping behavior.