While I do not personally have Avoidant Personality Disorder, someone very close to me does – and I want to learn more about it; what it really is, how it affects her, how it could affect us, and how to overcome it – if such a thing even possible. Clayton Geoffreys’s “Avoidant Personality Disorder” guide offers vital and invaluable insight into this often misunderstood disorder. Avoidant Personality Disorder, also known as AvPD is more than just one thing, in fact, the title encompasses a range of disorders – and this guide talks about them all. From what they are, what defines them, what causes it and common symptoms. There is information to be had in here for anyone that deals with AvPD or knows someone with it. With easy to understand language and open examples, this guide left me with a feeling of, not only understanding – but of hope. There are things we can do, steps to take - and a new path to travel.