Fear of intimacy Fear of intimacy is generally a social phobia and anxiety disorder resulting in difficulty forming close relationships with another person The term can also refer to a scale on a psychometric test, or a type of adult in attachment theory psychology The fear of intimacy is the fear of being emotionally and or physically close to another individual. Fear of Intimacy Symptoms, Causes, and Management Whether the fear of intimacy is based on a fear of abandonment, a fear of engulfment, or something else entirely, it can wreak havoc on both romantic and nonromantic relationships One of the most basic keys to battling this fear is a willingness to accept uncertainty. Fear of Intimacy and Closeness in Relationships Fearing intimacy and avoiding closeness in relationships is the norm for about % of adults in Western cultures As many readers understand, it can be crazy making and even infuriating to feel dismissed and shut down when you try to get close to someone you love. Fear of Intimacy the wounded heart of codependency Our emotional intimacy issues were caused by, our fear of intimacy is a direct result of, our early childhood experiences Our lives have been lived in reaction to the intellectual paradigms our egos adapted to deal with emotional trauma. Fear of Intimacy Understanding Why People Fear Intimacy Fear of intimacy is an often subconscious fear of closeness that frequently affects people s personal relationships This fear of physical and or emotional intimacy tends to show up in people s closest and most meaningful relationships. Surprising Signs You Suffer Fear of Intimacy Harley Online shopping from a great selection at Books Store.