2 doctors weighed in:

Can childhood bullying lead a victim to have a fear of intimacy?

2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
Clinical Psychology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Bullying

Absolutely, the trauma of bullying can cause a fear of people in general.
Keep in mind that the majority of people will not hurt you, the skill that is most protective is learning how to use your empathy to read people accurately so you know who to get close to and who to remain distant from. A psychologist could help you most likely if you make the commitment to psychotherapy. Best.

In brief: Bullying

Absolutely, the trauma of bullying can cause a fear of people in general.
Keep in mind that the majority of people will not hurt you, the skill that is most protective is learning how to use your empathy to read people accurately so you know who to get close to and who to remain distant from. A psychologist could help you most likely if you make the commitment to psychotherapy. Best.
Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Jonathan Jassey
Board Certified, Pediatrics
14 years in practice
1M people helped
Continue
111,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors