Thursday, February 2, 2012

Glossophobia: The Fear of Speaking in Public

Glossophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of speaking in public or of trying to speak.  Those who suffer from this phobia may also suffer from social 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 Glossophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?


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