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AHH ME TOO!
by: Anonymous

I feel uncomfortable when i'm in a bus or somewhere crouded I feel that everyone is watching me and when someone talks to someone else i think they are talking about me or laughing at me or something
I just hate look people in the eyes or hate when they look at me in the eyes it's hottible!

I used to have the same fear
by: Bill

Hi Arpit,
I used to also have a similar fear of going out in public - especially in cities.
I wasn't afraid of any label, rather I was afraid of being accosted, attacked, and/or embarrassed. This shifted dramatically a few years ago when I realized that most of the people around me were at least as scared as I was, often more-so.
I had grown up being told to "beware of strangers" and the lesson went deep.
I was afraid that no-one wanted to talk with me and would want to hurt me.
Now I talk to strangers as often as possible, realizing that they are usually afraid to initiate and that no-one out there wants to hurt me.
If you catch someone's eye, just smile, show them you care.
It's made all the difference in the world for me.

Bill

huh?
by: Anonymous

What is the name of this phobia?

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