An avoidant relationship style is defined by choosing to keep people at a distance because you doubt their true intentions.
What Leads to an Avoidant Relationship Style?
Psychologists believe the relationship we have with our primary caregivers as children can create a blueprint for the way we approach relationships as adults. In this case, an avoidant relationship type may be influenced by childhood trauma, a feeling of abandonment or a toxic relationship.
Avoidant relationship types are independent and self-directed. They generally refuse to depend on romantic partners for intimacy and tend to keep people at a distance in general.