Avoidant character disorder is a type of "solution" to the problem of anxiety; that is, it is a strategy to alleviate anxiety. The objects of desire and pleasure listed below (derived mostly from Beck, Freeman, and associates, 1990, pp. 43-44) are limited goods pridefully turned to for security when we fail to trust God. They are analogous to Karen Horney’s "neurotic needs."
Basic Belief: I may get hurt. [Strategy]: Avoidance (Beck, Freeman & associates, pg. 26).
The "idealized self is made up of beliefs about how we should feel, think, or act" (Tamney, pg. 32).
Compulsive beliefs and attitudes are idols, too.