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preoccupied

(prē-ŏk′yə-pīd′)
adj.
1.
a. Absorbed in thought; engrossed.
b. Excessively concerned with something; distracted.
2. Formerly or already occupied.
3. Already used and therefore unavailable for further use. Used of taxonomic names.

avoidant personality disorder

Psychology A pervasive pattern of social inhibition, feelings of inadequacy, and hypersensitivity to negative evaluation, which begins by early adulthood, and is present in various contexts
Avoidant personality disorder-DSM 301.82
Requires 4 + of the following
Avoids occupational activities
involving significant interpersonal contact, due to fear of criticism, disapproval, or rejection
Unwilling to get involved
with people unless certain of being liked
Restraint in intimate relationships
due to fear of ridicule or shame
Preoccupied
with social criticism or rejection
Inhibited in new interpersonal situations
due to feelings of inadequacy
Negative self image
Views self as socially inept, unappealing, or inferior to others
Reluctant to take risks
or engage in activites that have the potential for being embarrassing
Modified from DSM-IV, Am Psych Asso, Washington DC, 1994
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