Thursday, April 21, 2011

Doxophobia: The Fear of Expressing Opinions or Being Praised

Doxophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of expressing opinions or being praised. Those with this phobia do not want any attention whatsoever be it good or bad.

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


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