Thursday, January 19, 2012

Counterphobia: The Preference by a Phobic for Fearful Situations

Counterphobia is the preference by a phobic for fearful situations.  Those with Counterphobia will and actively and purposely seek out situations they are afraid of.  This is their attempt to cope with internal anxiety.  They are almost always in a constant state of “fight or flight”.
 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 Counterphobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?


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