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Anthropophobia=Fear of People?!

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IWILLOBTAINMENTALHEALTH

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I suffer from a condition called anthropophobia. It is different that social phobia. It is a rare phobia where the sufferer is afraid of other people. I have no friends besides my sister. I am estranged from my family. I was abused physically, sexually, financially, and emotionally throughout my childhood up until my late twenties. I was bullied and jumped many times throughout my life, the most recent being last year. People scare me. I can't even make eye contact with others. I especially avoid eye contact with angry people. I am afraid they will say someting rude or attack me. I can't be around groups of people with out having a panick attack. I get nervous and shaky when someone stares at me too long. I hate feeling weak. I hate people knowing I'm afraid of them. I try to hide it and I fail. It hurts being afraid of what you need the most. I need friends. I need a loving family. I need a loving partner. :cry2: Does anyone else have this weird fear?
 
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oh yes. very much so. I am very afraid of people for the same reasons you listed above. Too bad it is also a natural human desire to be social or this would not be a problem. You have every reason to be afraid. people are terrible and the ones who are suppose to love and protect you the most are usually the worst offenders. But this is only my personal opinion. I'm sure most would say people are generally good. I have not seen much evidence of this. But like you, I also need love and people to talk to. it's a constant internal battle. it's exhausting.
 
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I suffer from a condition called anthropophobia. It is different that social phobia. It is a rare phobia where the sufferer is afraid of other people. I have no friends besides my sister. I am estranged from my family. I was abused physically, sexually, financially, and emotionally throughout my childhood up until my late twenties. I was bullied and jumped many times throughout my life, the most recent being last year. People scare me. I can't even make eye contact with others. I especially avoid eye contact with angry people. I am afraid they will say someting rude or attack me. I can't be around groups of people with out having a panick attack. I get nervous and shaky when someone stares at me too long. I hate feeling weak. I hate people knowing I'm afraid of them. I try to hide it and I fail. It hurts being afraid of what you need the most. I need friends. I need a loving family. I need a loving partner. :cry2: Does anyone else have this weird fear?
I don't have this fear, but I treat people with Anthropophobia and there is no need of keeping yourself in some other category as this very common. My suggestion for you to get a help of any professional who will be able to help you with your problems.
 
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I think I suffer from this, I don’t think it’s quite as bad as the OP, but over the last 5 years I’ve probably suffered with a relatively mild case of this. Hence practically been doing solitary for 5 years.
 
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I dont have a fear of people but I understand you. I have haphephobia or a fear of touch. I feel pain when I am touched and so I am isolating myself from people. I worked hard with a psychologists and this gave nothing. The only way is to face your fears with help from a psychiatrist or psychologist... Unfortunatly you cant do this if your fear is touch
 
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Thanks for your support everyone. :grouphug:
 
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iWILLOBTAINMENTALHEALTH2

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For some reason my fear of men is now stronger than my fear of women. When ever I see a really big tall strong muscular man I get terrified and hurry away from him and place my hand in my pocket to reach for my pepper spray to defend myself if he attacks me. But why? Why am I so afraid of men now? A man won't just go attacking women for no reason. I would never provoke or hit a man. Or woman but still. Maybe it's because I know they are a lot stronger than me and could really hurt me. I did have men call me out to fight them but I never did. Hmm. Weird. I dunno. Are any of you other women afraid of men too?
 
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I still get afraid of angry women. I do have chronic pain, dizziness, and injuries. I do have to use a cane to prevent myself from falling. I couldn't defend myself from anyone. If I tried to run away from someone I'd fall and resprain my foot. People are just so scary. I'm too weak. :panic:
 
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I suffer from a lot of paranoia and don't like being around people but fear is just another emotion, try and repress it or indulge it and it will come back stronger, what helped me was mindfully detaching from it and observing it and it will go on it's merry way the same as any other thought or feeling. I still have the paranoid thoughts and feelings but most of the time I'm not as caught up in them as I used to be.
 
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