Saturday, June 19, 2010

Graphophobia: The Fear of Writing or Handwriting

The 10 Best-Ever Anxiety Management Techniques: Understanding How Your Brain Makes You Anxious and What You Can Do to Change ItGraphophobia is the irrational and persistent fear of writing.  The most prolific writers may experience this phobia at some point in their career.  Writers strive for excellence and if they feel their work isn’t the best then they may develop Graphophobia and just stop writing completely.

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


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