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What is Cherophobia? Signs to be aware of

Published on Apr 20, 2024 06:00 AM IST
  • From avoiding events of joy to feeling guilty, here are a few signs of Cherophobia that we should be aware of.
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Cherophobia is a condition where people face aversion to happiness. The word chero comes from the Greek work – Chairo – which means I rejoice. Cherophobia regfers to the fear of rejoicing and being happy. "Cherophobia is the irrational aversion to being happy. It can often develop in response to anxious thoughts tied to past trauma or learning in childhood that there is an association between happiness and something bad happening. As a result, someone with Cherophobia may believe that when something good happens, it will be followed by something bad," wrote Therapist Carolyn Rubenstein. Here are a few signs of Cherophobia.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Apr 20, 2024 06:00 AM IST

Cherophobia is a condition where people face aversion to happiness. The word chero comes from the Greek work – Chairo – which means I rejoice. Cherophobia regfers to the fear of rejoicing and being happy. "Cherophobia is the irrational aversion to being happy. It can often develop in response to anxious thoughts tied to past trauma or learning in childhood that there is an association between happiness and something bad happening. As a result, someone with Cherophobia may believe that when something good happens, it will be followed by something bad," wrote Therapist Carolyn Rubenstein. Here are a few signs of Cherophobia.(Unsplash)

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When people with Cherophobia experience even small moments of happiness, they are instantly filled with guilt and a sense of unworthiness. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Apr 20, 2024 06:00 AM IST

When people with Cherophobia experience even small moments of happiness, they are instantly filled with guilt and a sense of unworthiness. (Unsplash)

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They are constantly anticipating negative outcomes of situations that are typically there to bring happiness and joy. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Apr 20, 2024 06:00 AM IST

They are constantly anticipating negative outcomes of situations that are typically there to bring happiness and joy. (Unsplash)

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Often situations or events related to happiness are avoided by people with Cherophobia. They do it consciously to not feel the fear. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Apr 20, 2024 06:00 AM IST

Often situations or events related to happiness are avoided by people with Cherophobia. They do it consciously to not feel the fear. (Unsplash)

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They face extreme difficulties in expressing positive emotions. They feel that if they do, they will feel sad *in the next moment. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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They face extreme difficulties in expressing positive emotions. They feel that if they do, they will feel sad *in the next moment. (Unsplash)

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The fear of experiencing happiness can boost a sense of anxiety and stress in them. Hence, they try to avoid such situations. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Apr 20, 2024 06:00 AM IST

The fear of experiencing happiness can boost a sense of anxiety and stress in them. Hence, they try to avoid such situations. (Unsplash)

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