The child was suffering from a withdrawn personality disorder, a personality disorder of cluster C personality disorder. People suffering from this disorder usually have social inhibition, feels inferior, and are usually very sensate to negative evaluation and have social anxiety (Krueger et al., 2016). The patients are usually afraid of interacting unless they are sure that the people they are to interact with will like them since they are afraid of being rejected or humiliated (Krueger et al., 2016). A withdrawn personality disorder is caused by genetic factors that give the patient a genetic predisposition, social factors where the childhood emotions are neglected or peer rejection and psychological factors (Renneberg et al., 2016). Researchers have also suggested that a combination of adverse childhood experiences and high sensory processing sensitivity also increase the chances of one suffering from this disorder (Krueger et al., 2016).
The most common signs that were present with the child was that he was so preoccupied with his own shortcoming and formed relationships with people who he was sure will not reject him. The child preferred to play and do any kind of work alone as he was anxious and afraid of being embarrassed (Renneberg et al., 2016). The child had a strong desire to relate with other people but could not as he is afraid of being rejected. He avoided getting involved with people unless he was sure that those people will like him as he feared rejection. The child was also afraid of getting involved in new activities as they may lead to embarrassment (Davis et al., 2015).