Nature of fear
Most phobias appear out of the blue, often starting in childhood or early adulthood. A phobia may arise due to genetic tendencies and other environmental, biological, and psychological factors. People who fear public speaking may have a real fear of being embarrassed or rejected.
Glossophobia may relate to one’s prior experiences; an individual with a bad experience during public speaking may fear repeating that previous experience when attempting to speak again.
Glossophobia occurs in indecisive people who are not confident in their abilities. It happens that over time, the disorder disappears, and in adulthood, it manifests itself again.
Parents inspire the child that talking loudly, standing out, and attracting attention is bad. The kid is taught that people can ridicule him for stupidity, appearance, seditious thoughts, or misunderstanding. While speaking in public, people are subconsciously afraid to say something wrong and be humiliated.
Excessive self-criticism and overestimation of the importance of someone else's opinion are often qualities people carefully cultivate in themselves for years, not realizing that they are cultivating the ground for all mental disorders.
A person who unsuccessfully spoke to the public hardly decides to do it again. Negative experiences are not only personal but also someone else's. If an impressionable person sees someone booed or ridiculed during a public speech, he may develop glossophobia.
The most common treatments for glossophobia are mental stimulation techniques, actual training practices, and various stress-reducing medications.
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