Antefamaphobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of people talking about you, but stopped after you walked into the room. I’m sure most people have been through this before. It’s uncomfortable and awkward and leaves you feeling a little empty inside. Considering I’m a socially awkward and highly emotional kind of person I can see how this could become a phobia.
A phobia is a strong, persistent fear of situations, objects, activities or persons. The main symptom is an excessive and unreasonable desire to avoid the feared subject. Other phobia symptoms include shortness of breath, irregular heartbeat, sweating, nausea, and an overall feeling of dread. Phobias are the most common form of anxiety disorders.
Do you suffer from Antefamaphobia? Please share your story. How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?