Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Egrasiophobia: The Fear of Work

Egrasiophobia is the strong and persistent fear of work.  I see this one three ways.  One is that a person suffered a traumatic accident at work that could have triggered the phobia.  Two is that a person is too shy and lacks social skills to feel comfortable working and therefore the phobia is triggered.  Three is that they simply don’t want to work and somehow that thinking leads to this 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 Egrasiophobia ?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?


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