A degree of dependency on others is normal, but when that reliance is in the extreme, it could be a sign your character has a personality disorder...
Category: Mind of the Character
How can you create a compelling and authentic character with avoidant personality disorder? Start by making sure you understand the diagnostic criteria.
There’s more to avoidant personality disorder than being shy and avoiding others. Do you know what the diagnostic criteria look like?
Avoidant, dependent, obsessive-compulsive—three personality disorders that make up the group known as Cluster C. Learn what distinguishes them in this 7-part series.
So your character has Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder... but what does that actually mean for them? How might their symptoms manifest and affect their lives? Let’s take a closer look at Criteria D to H.