symbolophobia

symbolophobia

(sĭm″bŏl-ō-fō′bē-ă) [″ + phobos, fear]
A hesitancy in expressing oneself in words or action for fear that it may be interpreted as possessing a symbolic meaning.
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The rise in the number of sufferers has an uncanny correllation to the popularity of Botox injections, SYMBOLOPHOBIA Fear of symbolism.
We summarize the opinions expressed on most of the central topics in a table above, which also gives our estimate of the various levels of symbolophobia present.
This tension can be a clinical precursor of a disorder called symbolophobia.
Those suffering from symbolophobia take the word symbol to be symbolic of all that is wrong with AI.
A characteristic sign of middle-stage symbolophobia is a tendency to cite authors who died before computers were invented.
This strain of symbolophobia, thought to have been eradicated over a decade ago, has recently reappeared in a new and particularly virulent form.