Monday, January 2, 2012

Centophobia: The Fear of New Things or Ideas

Centophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of new things or ideas.  It is also known as Cenophobia.  This phobia is common in conservative corporate cultures.  It is most often caused by the fear of the unknown.  Those who suffer from Cenophobia don’t want to skip out of their comfort zone.

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


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