storm in a teacup (mocktragic) wrote in little_details,
storm in a teacup

Scoptophobia / scopophobia

Just a quick question that I can't seem to find the answer to anywhere:

The definition of scoptophobia I keep getting given is "Fear of being seen or stared at" or "Fear of looking at something / being looked at". This might sounds like a bit of a pedantic question, but does this include a fear of eye contact? If not, is there a phobia name specifically for this? (I've been given 'social phobia' and 'social anxiety' repeatedly when looking this up, but that's not really what I want. It's very specifically just the eye contact).

Thanks in advance :)
Tags: ~psychology & psychiatry (misc)

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