catagelophobia

catagelophobia

[¦kad·ə¦jel·ə¦fō·bē·ə]
(psychology)
An abnormal fear of ridicule.
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Kenophobia has everything to do with voids or empty spaces and nothing to do with Ken, no matter what Barbie says he did in her divorce papers, cacophobia has a wonderful ring to it but you might be surprised to learn it is a fear of ugliness, and catagelophobia is the fear of being ridiculed, something that someone my height has to live with.