I'm sure this has come up before but tonight I was writing an email trying to explain the difference but I just don't know, in my experience. With SAD of course there are many situations that I am going to avoid, right? And with Avoidant Personality Disorder, there's obviously situations I'm also going to avoid but it seems almost identical to SAD, especially more severe SAD. So what's the difference? Is there anyone who could explain the difference? At first I thought it was SAD, but then I was diagnosed with Avoidant Personality Disorder where I avoid a bunch of stuff. Not entirely false since I hate confrontation but i just want to know the difference between SAD and APD...?!?