Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Neophobia: The Fear of Newness

Neophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of newness.  I personally love new things, but those who suffer from this phobia are terrified of anything new. 

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


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