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Are You Afraid of Opinions? You May Have Allodoxaphobia

Do you suffer from allodoxaphobia? If so, you’d better stay away from social media. For that matter, it would be best to avoid conversations with anyone about anything. Allodoxaphobia is a fear of opinions.

The word is a derivative of doxophobia, but the two words have contradictory meanings. Doxophobia refers to the fear of expressing opinions, Allodoxaphobia, in contrast, is the fear of hearing other people’s opinions.

The word comes from Greek “allo” meaning different, “dox” meaning opinion, and “phobos,” which comes from the Greek god of fear.

And just in case anyone is frightened by what they have just read, let us assure you that these paragraphs contain only facts — no opinions.


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