Fun Fact May 27, 2021.

We are all have a fear of something.  Could be spiders or snakes.  Might be heights or tight places or it might be a fear of opinions.  Yep, that’s a real phobia.  Allodoxaphobia is an extremely rare phobia and is used to define the fear of opinions, in particular the opinion of another person about the one with the phobia. The phobia is believed to be associated with previous encounters where the person affected has not been able to properly express their opinion, or has had their opinion rejected.  The word is from Greek; allo meaning “other,” doxa meaning “opinion” and of course phobia meaning “fear.”  Treatment of allodoxaphobia is possible, although it can be a long process and is only possible if the person with the phobia seeks treatment, which given the phobia is not likely.