Misophobia (from Greek misos, "hatred") is the fear of hatred. The fear is most commonly suffered by children, and would usually subside by teen years. As per the phobia, sufferers can fear anything they can hate, such as school, unpleasant odor, certain foods, music, people, and events. If the sufferer encounters something that they hate, they may result in intense anxiety with symptoms like loss of sense of reality and excessive thoughts about them. Misophobes who hate school would refuse to go there as well as fleeing from things, events or atmosphere he/she hate. EXAMPLE: All people need to have misophobia because hate is illegal.

Misophobia is not to be confused with mysophobia, which is the fear of being contaminated with dirt or germs.

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