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Real Monsters Reboot- Avoidant Personality by ZestyDoesThings Real Monsters Reboot- Avoidant Personality by ZestyDoesThings
The Real Monsters are reborn! I have rebooted my Real Monsters work to incorporate more disorders and better, more well considered designs and descriptions.
You can follow everything Real Monster related at my blog- zestydoesthings.tumblr.com/

Prints available here- society6.com/TobyAllen

DO NOT repost my artwork ANYWHERE else. Please re-blog my orginal post on Tumblr and source back to my blog wherever you can. zestydoesthings.tumblr.com/pos…
All work (c) Toby Allen 2013
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:iconjaquina:
Jaquina Featured By Owner May 12, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
how excatly is the APD Monster similiar to the social anxiety monster? They look quite different!
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misterballoonneko Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
the only friendly monster
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TwiPriLinkV579 Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Have you ever thought about doing PDD-NOS?
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ConorC96 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014
Make a monster that is based on Narcissistic Personality Disorder :D
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ZestyDoesThings Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I will =)
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ConorC96 Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
I think it would be a crystalline like creature that would over exaggerate the appearance of it's victim's reflection when the victim were to look into it and then it would praise the victim into feeling self entitled.
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Sikorsky84 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh yeah.....
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Jaquina Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
i dint want to critizise you, but it sounds more like the monster itself have the illness, not like it IS the illness... Espeacially the "hiding" part and the "kind and gentle" part...
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ZestyDoesThings Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Some of the monsters are more effected by the disorders they pass on than others. This monster isn't mean- it passes on Avoidant personality accidentally. Some monsters are more evil, and give the disorders to get something out of it. 
=) 
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Jaquina Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
why did you created esspecially this monster in a non-mean way? Is it because ppl with AvPD are also missunderstanding words as mean others say to them, even when the people who said it didnt meant it in a insulting way? Or I'm wrong?
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ZestyDoesThings Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
There is no real reason why some of the monsters aren't mean- Sometimes the characters just fit better if they accidentally pass on the condition. 
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Jaquina Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
thanks for the explaination! :D
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Jaquina Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
oh, damm, this monster just sounds like me (esspecially after some research about avoidant personality disorder)... And I also have the social anxiety disorder monster as an...enemy...
Great work!! It really makes these fears more visual and less scary. Its something you are able to handle. Something pysical.
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ZestyDoesThings Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Im glad you like it! =) 
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GCBelsey Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I think this one appeals to me the most...Just fantastic! <3
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Shian-selene Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Well, It's nice to see that, at least, I have a cute disease
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Warrior-Dork Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
These are so creative and pretty, I'm sorry if you struggle with these disorders and such, ... is there a disorder of irrational crushing on people?  >.<" that's probably be what i have.
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ZestyDoesThings Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! =)
Haha! There probably is!
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IllyDragonfly Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013   Writer
But poor things! It makes you want to cuddle them! :(
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ZestyDoesThings Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Me too!
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IllyDragonfly Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013   Writer
:hug:
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Animarcus Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013
Your disorder monster are very cool. (psst.. typo on 2nd paragraph first word: They)
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ZestyDoesThings Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! =)
Its been changed on the originals now =)
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ansdesign Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You have given these monsters a face...so they are vissible now for everybody and that was about time.
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ZestyDoesThings Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! =)
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ansdesign Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
That's very important I think...get these topics out of the silence. :)
It was the perfect piece of art for World Mental Health Day!
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Grashcoy Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013
"Twinkle twinkle little bat
How I wonder what you're at
Up above the world you fly
Like a tea-tray in the sky."

This very impresive creature-design reminded me of a little anectdote of my life that used to be the total opposite of this bat, bear with me for a moment cause it's a long point: When I was younger I was an asshole intellectually speaking, it never occurred to me that I was hurting people by calling them ingorants or dumb or just plain stupid just because they didn't know or dominate something that I did intellectualy, I was like Caesar looking down on a crowd, and I refused to acknowledge that I was falible, I had to be the best, the trust of my parents was over my shoulders and I couldn't stand to dissapoint them, I was told that I was so intelligent, capable of so much more, that unintentionaly they created an asshole out of me, nobody could help me at that point, it was only when my life was in total jeopardy due to a severe case of flu that almost killed me and after that a severe lung accident that got me conected to a machine for a month that I finnaly realized I wasn't superhuman and consecuently I also realized that I was being an asshole when someone who knows better beat me in an argument and honestly told me that I wasn't paying attention to the fact that we are never born knowing everything and that all knowledge in the world will serve no purpose if no appropiate experience is applied, thus I realized I was being intellectualy irresponsible to my peers and that to teach in a friendly manner is far better than absolute statements like those I was prone to believe merely for not listening to anyone... then I turned into a vegetable and then I got out of it but the good thing is that I learned to be a better person."

Why I'm bringing up this story? Simply because people who have an Avoidant personality have been genuinely cursed, so many of these people are gentle and kind people with very beautiful feelings who I could never hope to match and I can only look up to, but they hide from the dangers of the world, they miss their lives and waste their potential because of an irrational fear or anxiety, such disorders are one of the most frustrating things that exist on earth, those are exactly the people we need to be open for the precise reason of building an open society where everyone is falible, equal and human, these are the kind of people who remind us of the good things of humanity, yet most of them are hiden due to this mental curse.

The design of the bat that looks cute and barely freaky illustrates that perfectly, having no facial features is a plus because that is exactly what they want us to see, the word "bat" can sum in one word all these fears that so many good people and often so normal and simple people suffer from, one of the missfortunes of reality. You can also feel its emotions it's very well characterized, very expressive, paradoxicaly because of trying to show no expression and trying too hard.

This is a wonderful depiction and one of my favourites as of now, very great artwork.
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Jaquina Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
you know, I was always told that I would be so nice, kind, friendly und uncomplicated. And I hated it. And still do sometimes. I mean, I WANT to show my teeth, to be selfish and be able to rant at people. Maybe a little bit like you used to be.
But you know what? Your line "people who have an Avoidant personality have been genuinely cursed, so many of these people are gentle and kind people with very beautiful feelings" and " they miss their lives and waste their potential" didnt make me think bad of this character treats. It feels just nice and warm (as it supossed to be, I guess). You're a great person, to make me feel so good! :D
I think that I have this avoiding personality disorder (along with some other annoyyyying monsters...), so anyway, I think your analyzation of this creature is really cool!
hope I didnt bored you, since I'm a complete stranger to you, talking about her feelings...
have a nice day!
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Grashcoy Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013
It feels surreal to talk here without the artist himself but meh, maybe he's ok with it.

Hey I'm glad I'm contributing to helping people it puts a smile on my face, thanks for the compliment :) Regarding being like me, oh it's not a nice sight when you realize you don't have the authority nor the right to mess people up via intimidation or simple asshole behavior, it's kinda like realizing there's some terrible cosmic horror within the laws of the universe that allows for something terrible to happen to you and you go "Damn, that was posible!", so even "little bit" like me is not good either, though the will to deal with people or standing up for what you may think is right (as long as you have a good argument), that's different, maybe you could use a little bit of that.

All people have their monsters, some are dissorders, some are ideas for which people may even die for, which is totaly counterproductive to the idea of saving lives or helping people in the first place, so you are not alone in this world in the very least and your monsters are never the worst, as Confucius said once: "there's always a bigger fish", plus this little bat monster is not without salvation, every creature no matter how threatening or wild can be tamed in some fashion at least parcialy, you could hope to make it your friend instead of a shadow, that's a metaphor of course but you get the point.

You didn't bore me at all, though it was awkward for me a little bit since our host here (ZestyDoesThings) was not participating of this LONG stram of thought, but it was great to read it, thank you for your appreciation of both Zesty's art and my actual "review" of his work :)

Take care!
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RynSama Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really really like this one!
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ckjedi Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This whole series is great. Very Brian Froud-like. One little thing (cuz I'm picky): Second paragraph, "THEY have an unsightly" not "THE have an unsightly".
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ZestyDoesThings Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! 
Yes, Its been corrected in other versions- just havent got round to reuploading this one. Thanks though!
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raindrop-shadow Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
I love these Monsters - fantastic idea!
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ZestyDoesThings Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Aunn-Niji Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013
To cute :) :iconyuiheavenplz:
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ZestyDoesThings Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you!
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