Phobias are a type of anxiety disorder where one has a strong, irrational fear of something that poses little or no actual danger. Discuss topics including social phobias, claustrophobia and treatment options.
Does anyone else have a fear of obese people? I hate that, whenever I am around a large person, I can't help myself. My chest gets tight, I can't breath, I start to get dizzy and see spots. I end up hyperventilating and sometimes even pass out. I don't hate people who are larger. some of them are very nice and I would like to be their friends. I'm just so scared of them. I am very small, only 4'9" and about 95 lbs. Does anyone have any advice for me?
The answer of your fear of obese people is in the penultimate sentence of your post:
"I am very small, only 4'9" and about 95 lbs". You obviously see obese people as overpowering because of their size.
Although most obese people have this problem because of indulging in too much food and making the wrong choices in what they eat and also not getting enough exercise to burn off the energy they consume, there are a few obese people who have become so due to illness.
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