Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data. Kantor, Martin. Distancing: avoidant personality disorder / Martin Kantor. — Rev. and expanded p. cm. Distancing by Martin Kantor, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. : Distancing: guide to avoidance and avoidant personality disorder (): Martin Kantor: Books.

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Alba rated it did not like it Jan 28, In just a few easy steps below, you can become an online reviewer. Fourth, little space is given to speculation about causation.

It is rather an attempt to understand bigotry in the present context, and expand my list of avoidant personality traits. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book.

What is particularly scary is that the tone and attitude of the review seem to be modeled on the subject of the book under review. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Kantor argues that AvPD is a serious and pervasive disorder that “creates as much interpersonal difficulty as schizoid remoteness, depressive withdrawal, and borderline ambivalence, and causes as much social distress as ignorance and poverty” i.

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Individually, each is distinguished by the specific way they distance. We update our front page weekly and add more than twenty new reviews each month. It is in the nature of the beast that personology disancing tend to paint less than rosy pictures of their subjects, some of whom themselves tend to be very immoral people.

By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. Firstly, although this book is presumably intended to be a definitive work, it does not address the specific descriptors of the DSM criteria. The examples are generally quite dull, and often incredibly banal.

The Best Books of My Distanicng Bag 0 Item You have just added: The avoidance reduction techniques presented in this book recognize that avoidants not only fear criticism and humiliation, but also fear being flooded by their feelings and being depleted if they express them.

Kantor describes the different therapeutic emphasis required for the four types of avoidants, including those who distnacing withdrawn due to shyness and social phobia, such as people who intensely fear public speaking; those who relate easily, widely, and well, but cannot sustain relationships due to fear of closeness; those whose restlessness causes them to leave steady relationships, often without warning; and those who grow dependent on—and merge kwntor single lover or family member and avoid relating to anyone else.

Laurence Dubois rated it it was ok May 14, Flory says, “Kantor demonstrates his new AvPD’s use as a garbage can diagnosis for difficult patients and other people whom he finds obnoxious. As a rule, there is no theoretical kantog behind any distancinng Kantor’s pronouncements, making his combination of moral judgment and amateurish misuse of psychoanalytic theory especially obnoxious.

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diatancing Matt rated it it was ok Mar 26, Avoidant Personality Disorder is in my opinion not a review but a prolonged rant–to paraphrase the reviewer himself, a self-indulgent, poorly written tract full of subtle and overt conceptual errors, logically incoherent, and replete with misunderstanding about personology and other clinical matters.

It amazes me that this book would be published by anyone, let alone in a second edition. Refresh and try again. Yes, I did say that bigotry is the ultimate in avoidance, but how is this an attempt to medicalize everything that I feel is wrong with other people? The avoidant intent can sometimes again, italics added be inferred from the effect of the behavior on others: The following are only some of the flaws I perceive in the review: As a result, Flory is in effect lumping apples with oranges.

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Flory says that the reader may wonder why one would write a book on a diagnosis that the author cannot define. Since the idea of obnoxiousness didn’t come from me perhaps it was projected onto me. Topics Libraries Unlimited Librarianship: Open Preview See a Problem?