August 11, 2022

Glossophobia refers to a strong fear of public speaking. It is derived from the Greek word glōssa means tongue and Phobos, fear or dread.

glossophobia
  • Symptoms of glossophobia
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Increased perspiration
  • Intense anxiety at the thought of speaking in front of a group
  • Dry mouth
  • When it comes to speeches at school, a person with glossophobia could react by
  • Thoroughly over-preparing and over-planning for their speech
  • Choosing careers that requires no public speaking
  • Outwardly refusing to participate in the speech, even if it means failing the class
  • They are shy, quiet, or introverted during normal conversation
  • Display more passive nonverbal communication with poor eye contact and a soft voice
  • Low- self-esteem
  • Pessimism
  • Social isolation and poor relationships
  • Lacking social skills


A person with glossophobia is unable to control their nerves and has an extremely strong fear of public speaking.

Causes of glossophobia


Inherited traits
Life experiences
Parental influence
An unresolved trauma
Extreme fear of loss

Treatment of glossophobia
Therapy

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