Phobia and Coincidence

Posted on January 20, 2010


1. A persistent, abnormal, and irrational fear of a specific thing or situation that compels one to avoid it, despite the awareness and reassurance that it is not dangerous.
2. A strong fear, dislike, or aversion.
I never thought i have one, and it is not your typical type or absurd ones (although all phobias are absurd, irony!).
I tend to play hide or turn the other direction when i bump into people that i am either not expecting to meet or know very little of and don’t have a fondness towards them.
It’s not normal… but i guess i pick it up from Egyptian Ulu Queen!!
Perhaps i have a type of social phobia call- Xenophobia

A person unduly fearful or contemptuous of that which is foreign, especially of strangers or foreign peoples.

Then again, it’s not in a bad stage that i refuse to go out and meet people. It’s the after meeting new people and when i decide i don’t quite like you enough the X-switch just turns on. It’s probably not a phobia anyway ;), or i will like to think so. But i got to say there are a few encounters i’ve done all those ducking away from people that i’ve spotted from afar, just so to skip those small talks and smiles and inquiries of social etiquette.
Like today… i could have jump out of my skin if i could and leap 10 km away from where i was standing when i unknowingly bump into a young Anesthesia Doctor to be.  But i stood there laughing instead and waiting to put my hands on my friend who certainly most enjoyed the spectacle of my reaction.
oh Friends!
And Talk About the Devil!! I just received an sms of the particular subject on the exam retake.
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