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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Fear Of Embarrassment (Overview)

The term for Fear of Embarrassment is Social Phobia.


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My breasts are pretty small though. How can I overcome this fear of embarrassment?

My breasts are pretty small though.  How can I overcome this fear of embarrassment?

Relationships: Ask yourself, do you hope people relate to you as a person, or as something presumably female with small breasts? Anyone worth spending quality time with should fall into the first category. Also, partners, either male or female may actually prefer small breasts, if your issue is how sexually attractive you are. Not every female out there has to have an hourglass figure with enormous mammaria. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
22 doctors shared insights

Fear Of Embarrassment (Overview)

The term for Fear of Embarrassment is Social Phobia.


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What red flags should I be aware of if a therapist is not keen to continue treatment to prevent further embarrassment from disclosing fears ?

What red flags should I be aware of if a therapist is not keen to continue treatment to prevent further embarrassment from disclosing fears ?

Just ask: Therapists are used to tough questions. Just ask him or her if she is interested in continuing the therapeutic relationship, given how important this is to you. There's no red flag or any way to guess what they're thinking. It's not embarrassing to express how you feel and what you fear to a therapist, that's what they're there for. ...Read more

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Is it all right to have no sense of fear or embarrassment?

Is it all right to have no sense of fear or embarrassment?

2nd That Emotion: No. Excessive fear or embarassment,yes bur none at all or very little?No.If you're a risk-taker or performer or athlete,etc it help[s to know how to manage them but none at all will affect your social life.If you have none, then you'll have to manage yourself very carefully to avoid tight situations.You might check out Asberger's Syndrome or see a counselor to see why those emotions are suppressed ...Read more

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Is it okay to have not have a sense if fear or embarrassment?

Is it okay to have not have a sense if fear or embarrassment?

Depends: Fear is a natural response to threats to safety. It has saved lives throughout human history by leading to a "fight or flight" response. However, many people develop fear or embarrassment in the absence of any real threat. In these cases, it's desirable to carry on calmly and with confidence. ...Read more

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I need some tips on how to overcome fear of embarrassment?

Have you considered: Cognitive behavioral therapy. That way, rather than just incorporating small tips- you can actually make a real change to how you think and feel about issues. Take care. ...Read more

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Can you please help me overcome the fear of embarrassment?

Can you please help me overcome the fear of embarrassment?

CBT: Seek a cognitive-behavioral therapist who specializes in phobias. One method they use is systematic desensitization which slowly and incrementally brings the person closer and closer to the thing they are afraid of in slow, graduated steps that help make the anxiety more tolerable. ...Read more

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My breasts are pretty small though. How can I overcome this fear of embarrassment?

Relationships: Ask yourself, do you hope people relate to you as a person, or as something presumably female with small breasts? Anyone worth spending quality time with should fall into the first category. Also, partners, either male or female may actually prefer small breasts, if your issue is how sexually attractive you are. Not every female out there has to have an hourglass figure with enormous mammaria. ...Read more

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The question is quite simple. I have no fear or sense of embarrassment. Is this normal?

Great question: Normal may have to do with whether or not it interferes with relationships, hapiness, or has negative consequences. One person's fearlessness is another's insensitivty or obnoxiousness. While confidence is good, a normal sense of anxiety and sensitivity allows us not to bump into people, or hurt others. If others are complaining about this it may be a good idea to talk to someone and explore it. ...Read more

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How to overcome the fear to exercise because of embarrassment?

How to overcome the fear to exercise because of embarrassment?

Just go for it: Embarrassment about body image is common, but if you are determined, you can overcome it. You are exercising for yourself, and yourself only. Do not worry or care about what other people think. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Fear of humiliation?

Expecting criticism : A pervasive, intense sensitivity to actual and perceived put-downs, resulting in even more sensitivity. Usually accompanied by racing heart and jumbled thoughts, impairing social performance. A tendency to avoid threatening social encounters. ...Read more

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What red flags should I be aware of if a therapist is not keen to continue treatment to prevent further embarrassment from disclosing fears ?

Just ask: Therapists are used to tough questions. Just ask him or her if she is interested in continuing the therapeutic relationship, given how important this is to you. There's no red flag or any way to guess what they're thinking. It's not embarrassing to express how you feel and what you fear to a therapist, that's what they're there for. ...Read more

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I possess forgetfulness, sometimes it causes embarrassment, i want to ask what are its reasons if it is in this age?

I possess forgetfulness, sometimes it causes embarrassment, i want to ask what are its reasons if it is in this age?

Inattention, maybe: Emotional troubles such as anxiety/depression are common reason for folks to not remember things. Attention deficit disorder is another common reason. Two subtypes--hyperactive and inattentive. The inattentive often gets less medical attention, but this can be/likely cause of your trouble. I advise a visit to your doc for assessment. Good luck. ...Read more

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I want to be like a healthy women. I feel so embarrassment when people say u are so week so please tell me what I d o? What is good for my health? I am 19 years old

I want to be like a healthy women. I feel so embarrassment when people say u are so week so please tell me what I d o? What is good for my health?  I am 19 years old

Weak: If others say you are weak please see your doctor. He/she will let you know about your health. Perhaps you are well but simply slim. If an illness you will learn how to manage it. Good food and exercise are life-giving. Your doc will guide you. Peace and good health. Don't let the comments of others determine your self-worth. ...Read more

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How to get over extreme embarrassment?

How to get over extreme embarrassment?

Emigrate!: Just kidding! That is a tough one. Humor is the best antidote and a sincere apology if that fits the situation.. Depends on what happened or is happening. If you are being bullied, walk away (it happens to adults, too!). More info might help us be useful to you. ...Read more

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I never felt remorse or sympathy for anyone or thing or felt shame and embarrassment for myself?

I never felt remorse or sympathy for anyone or thing or felt shame and embarrassment for myself?

Really?: If this is really true, does it bother you in some way? Your asking about it on healthtap indicates that maybe it does -- or maybe someone in your life is having difficulty with your attitudes or behavior. Are you curious enough to see a psychiatrist or psychologist about this? Those would be the professionals best trained to work with you on such questions. ...Read more

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How do I get over embarrassment about my birthmark?

How do I get over embarrassment about my birthmark?

Everybody is...: ...Embarrassed about something - nose, eyebrows, body hair, whatever - and they are convinced everyone is staring at it. They aren't. Nobody cares; they're too busy obsessing over whatever embarrasses them. Nobody worth knowing will judge you on the basis of a physical feature. The answer to "what's that?" is, "it's a birthmark." case closed. There is nothing to be embarrassed about. ...Read more

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Prominent nipple embarrassment?

Prominent nipple embarrassment?

Determine cause 1st: This could be due to isolated increase in size of the areola or to a mild condition of gynecomastia. Other than csmouflaging with a nipple shield, i would suggest evaluation to determine the cause and possible treatment options which include isolated nipple reduction or gynecomastia repair. ...Read more

Fear (Definition)

I would define fear as an insecure feeling, a feeling of impending doom! this is a sort of defense mechanism we developed that help us to survive. Fear helps us from falling "off the cliffs, " as we know the consequences; and help us survive. Children unknowingly, fall off, as ...Read more