Word of the week: Graphophobia

Graphophobia (noun)

“Did you know that graphophobia is an overwhelming or irrational fear of writing or handwriting? According to Phobia Source: ‘Sufferers may doubt their ability to write well and experience intense fear that they will fail in writing. Most people with this fear might have experienced a traumatic event in the past such as writing for a class assignment or project and being ridiculed or criticised for having written such a poor piece. Some also have very poor handwriting. This may be an unconscious manifestation of their poor self-esteem wherein they will not make their handwriting legible so that it will be difficult to read and others will not read it anymore.’”

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