Defined as "having committed an unpardonable sin or criticism".
Known by a number of names - Enissophobia, Enosiophobia, Fear of Having Committed an Unpardonable Sin, and Fear of Criticism being the most common - the problem often significantly impacts the quality of life. It can cause panic attacks and keep people apart from loved ones and business associates. Symptoms typically include shortness of breath, rapid breathing, irregular heartbeat, sweating, nausea, and overall feelings of dread, although everyone experiences enissophobia in their own way and may have different symptoms. .
Though a variety of potent drugs are often prescribed for enissophobia, side effects and/or withdrawal symptoms can be severe. Moreover, drugs do not "cure" enissophobia or any other phobia. At best they temporarily suppress the symptoms through chemical interaction.
Like all fears and phobias, enissophobia is created by the unconscious mind as a protective mechanism. At some point in your past, there was likely an event linking having committed an unpardonable sin or criticism and emotional trauma. Whilst the original catalyst may have been a real-life scare of some kind, the condition can also be triggered by myriad, benign events like movies, TV, or perhaps seeing someone else experience trauma.
But so long as the negative association is powerful enough, the unconscious mind thinks: "Ahh, this whole thing is very dangerous. How do I keep myself from getting in this kind of situation again? I know, I'll attach terrible feelings to having committed an unpardonable sin or criticism, that way I'll steer clear in future and so be safe." Just like that enissophobia is born. Attaching emotions to situations is one of the primary ways that humans learn. Sometimes we just get the wiring wrong.
The actual phobia manifests itself in different ways. Some sufferers experience it almost all the time, others just in response to direct stimuli. Everyone has their own unique formula for when and how to feel bad.
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. I don't know if their stuff works or not, but, it was the only page I found that went a little further into this phobia. If i find more information on it I will post it. Hope your doing well seeing as this was posted almost 10 months ago.