Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Geniophobia: The Fear of Chins


Overcoming Fear, Worry, and Anxiety: Becoming a Woman of Faith and ConfidenceGeniophobia is the irrational and persistent fear of chins. It is considered a funny phobia, which I don’t agree with.  While it is slightly more abnormal than other phobias, no phobia is a laughing matter for the person who suffers from it. 


This phobia is usually triggered by behavioral disorders or dysfunctional personality traits, but something as simple as someone having a dirty chin can also trigger Geniophobia. 

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

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