Sunday, February 12, 2012

Rhabdophobia: The Fear of Being Severely Punished

Rhabdophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of being severely punished or beaten by a rod or stick or of being severely criticized.  Some sources indicate that Rhabdophobia may also mean a fear of magic, magic wands or of anything paranormal.
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 Rhabdophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?


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