Monday, June 7, 2010

Cherophobia: The fear of Gaiety

The Power of Self-Coaching: The Five Essential Steps to Creating the Life You WantCherophobia is the extreme and irrational fear of gaiety or happiness.  Those who have this phobia aren’t always sad, but they’re afraid to express happiness and they are afraid to have fun.
Cherophobia, like other phobias, may be caused by a past traumatic or negative experience.  It may also be caused by an intense fear of disappointment. 

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 Cherophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

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