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dystychiphobia (s) (noun)
, dystychiphobias (pl)
The fear of disasters by certain people who suffer an anxiety that they might injure themselves or other people or damage property or the environment: Charles refused to drive a car because of his dystychiphobia
and so he was always afraid that he might harm a passenger or a pedestrian.
People who have dystychiphobia (accident phobics) try to avoid risky jobs, atmospheric conditions, a tiring work schedule, and equipment failures.
Dystychiphobia is related to an abnormal fear of decision-making and a strong stressfulness resulting from their dread of making mistakes.
The difference between cowards and heroes is that cowards fear what they face, and heroes face what they fear.
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phobo-, phob-, -phobia, -phobias, -phobe, -phobiac, -phobist, -phobic, -phobism, -phobous