Thursday, April 25, 2013

Poinephobia: The Fear of Punishment

Poinephobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of punishment.  This phobia is closely related to Mastigophobia, the fear of punishment, abuse or being beaten. 
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 Poinephobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?


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