The Negative Effects Of Cherophobias: Why Aversion To Happiness

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cherophobic person can talk and be sure that he/she is not being judged. A psychologist can help figure the reason why aversion to happiness has developed and probably help the person cope with the condition. Positive talk from peers, family, and friends can be very helpful for anyone who is suffering from cherophobia. Negative talk such as “stop being a coward” can have a big negative effect on someone who is cherophobic and in some cases, it would make it harder to cope with it. Being with good company is always good. It is hard to think of bad things when surrounded by positive people and while enjoying good company. Smiling and feeling confident can be a big help as well. Studies have shown that smiling (even a forced smile) can positively …show more content…
It can make a person a little bit happiness and it can help people deal with their phobias. Individuals who are scared of happiness would avoid actions and activities that invoke happiness in order to stay calm. Many cultures view happiness as a complete loss of control over life. It is necessary for life and it is a great feeling but it is also very destructive. Life is mostly highs and lows, good and bad. But in some cultures like the Chinese culture, people believe that life is extreme highs and will definitely be followed by extreme lows. So, Chinese people believe that by avoiding the extreme highs, they will be able to avoid the extreme lows. “Extreme happiness begets tragedy” (Pappas). It is true to an extent because “what goes up, must go down” but life is all about the ups and downs. That is really the whole meaning of life. An individual would not be able to feel any kind of happiness if he/she does not experience some kind of sadness in life. In some religions, like Islam, unhappy people are seen as wise people. And wise people are more connected to …show more content…
So I went online and looked it up and I understood that cherophobia means “fear of happiness” but that is all I learned. Once, you talked about the psychology project, professor, I started thinking of two possible topics; psychological effects of epilepsy and fear of happiness. I then realized that I know and I have experienced with my boyfriend all kinds of psychological effects of epilepsy so I chose cherophobia. I learned a lot more about it because of this research project. Now I understand what my boyfriend is going through and I know how to help him cope with it. I did not only learn how to help my boyfriend, I also learned few things that opened my eyes to different kinds of things in the world. I would never have thought that anyone on this earth could fear happiness… but I was wrong. To be honest, I learned that I should not judge people and that a lot of times they have no control over the behavior or their thoughts. I also took multiple quizzes to evaluate myself and see where I stand on the scale of cherophobia and that made me reflect on myself more. I am really glad that I chose this

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