Friday, January 27, 2012

Autophobia: The Fear of Being Alone

Autophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of being alone or isolated and of being egotistical.  It can also mean to fear oneself and is associated with self-hatred.  Those who suffer from this phobia feel alone, ignored, unloved or threatened by intruders even when they are not physically alone.
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 Autophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?


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