Xenophobia

Xenophobia is the extreme fear or dislike of foreign customs, people or products. This fear can often lead to radical actions such as those taken during the Holocaust. Questions about the treatment, effects, history and the people effected by this fear should be placed here.

Asked in Phobias, Xenophobia

What is xenophobia a fear of?

User Avatar
Xenophobia is the uncontrollable fear of foreigners
Asked in Xenophobia

What are the main types of xenophobia?

User Avatar
Xenophobia is the fear of something foreign, especially strangers or foreign people. A person with xenophobia is called a xenophobe.
Asked in Xenophobia

What is xenophobia?

User Avatar
Xenophobia is the fear of people, usually an extreme fear of strangers.
Asked in Narcissism, Abusive Relationships and Domestic Violence, Xenophobia

Is a narcissist likely to return to someone who figured them out and is not afraid to confront them about it?

User Avatar
Narcissists are addicted to narcissistic supply (attention, admiration, adulation, being feared, etc.). They don't take well to criticism and disagreement. They are easily slighted and develop narcissistic injuries. Answer "Is a narcissist likely to return to someone who figured them out and is not afraid to confront them about it?" No, once abusers are exposed they tend to avoid and blame the victim. Best Wishes... Answer In some cases Yes! Stalkers and the Borderline Personality The Borderline Personality In recent years psychologists have learned about and done case studies on a new personality disorder which the DSM-III-R classifies as an Axis II disorder- the Borderline Personality . This classification includes such personality disorders as the Anti-social Personality, the Histrionic Personality and the Narcissistic Personality. Several psychologists (including myself) diagonosed my stalker as afflicted with the Borderline Personality. Characteristic of the Borderline (derived from research done by Kreisman & Straus, 1989) are: a shaky sense of identity sudden, violent outbursts oversensitivity to real or imagined rejection brief, turbulent love affairs frequent periods of intense depression eating disorders, drug abuse, and other self-destructive tendencies an irrational fear of abandonment and an inability to be alone Not much research has been done on the Borderline Personality, and for many years it was difficult to diagnose- and to treat. A Borderline often feels as though his/her life is marked with a distinctive emptiness; a void in which a relationship often acts to fill. Many times the Borderline is a victim of an early dysfunctional family situation and/or emotional/physical abuse by those he/she trusted early on in childhood. The Borderline is psychotic , in the original, psychological meaning of the term: he/she is not in control and not in touch with reality. To the Borderline, a softly spoken word of advice can be construed as a threat on his/her emotional stability. An outsider's viewpoint that the Borderline is not in touch with reality often ends in a bitter and irrational dissassociation from the outsider on the part of the Borderline. Often, the Borderline ends up very much alone and victim to his/her disillusions. The Borderline stalker is very apt to see his/her actions as perfectly justified; he/she has paranoid disillusions which support these-often with disturbing frequency. The Borderline often has brief love affairs which end abruptly, turbulently and leave the Borderline with enhanced feelings of self-hatred, self-doubt and a fear that is not often experienced by rational people. When the Borderline's relationships turn sour, the Borderline often begins to, at first, harass the estranged partner with unnecessary apologies and/or apologetic behavior (i.e. letters of apology 'from the heart', flowers delivered at one's place of employment, early morning weeping phonecalls, etc.). However, the Borderline does not construe his/her behavior as harassment- to the Borderline he/she is being 'responsible' for his/her past behaviors. The next phase of the Borderline Personality develops relatively quickly and soon he/she feels suddenly betrayed, hurt, etc. and seeks to victimize the estranged partner in any way he/she can Strangely enough, this deleterious behavior is always coupled with a need to be near or in constant contact with the estranged partner . While sending threats to the estranged partner, it is very common for the Borderline to begin to stalk his/her estranged partner in an effort to maintain contact. This effort is motivated by the excruciating fear that the Borderline will end up alone and anger that [the estranged partner] has put him/her in this position. We are finding, in many cases, that a great deal of stalking behavior is associated with Borderline or related personality disorders. Earlier research did not incorporate the Borderline Personality in stalking profiles; research now is beginning to focus on the Borderline in such disorders as Erotomania, etc. Answer Yes they will. However, they will change their methods of manipulation to keep you off balance. They want to be one step ahead of you and will do anything to tear you down. They may even like the challenge of trying to wear down a person that has them figured out by resorting to other methods of control. Just remember abusers are masters at head games.
Asked in Definitions, Xenophobia

What is an example of xenophobia?

User Avatar
Elia is afraid of people who look different from her.
Asked in Depression and Bipolar Disorder, Phobias, Xenophobia

What are the dangers of xenophobia?

User Avatar
In my opinion because i am so close to my family, families being broken up is a big danger because parents may be killed leaving children orphaned. orphanages may become overcrowed and not be able to support all the children
Asked in Health, Xenophobia

How do you use xenophobia in a sentence?

User Avatar
After a very fearful tragedy, many foreiners will experience xenophobia.
Asked in Xenophobia

Who does xenophobia affect?

User Avatar
it affects a tourist in the way that because if you're a tourist, you cannot go to public for you are afraid of strangers.
Asked in Phobias, Xenophobia

What do you call the fear or phobia of being trapped?

User Avatar
claustrophobia i think....its a fear of enclosed spaces but i think its the same phobia name
Asked in Phobias, Xenophobia

What does xenophobia mean?

User Avatar
Xenophobia is a fear of strangers or foreigners It's spelled "xenophobia", and it means a fear of people, often more specifically an extreme fear of strangers.
Asked in Phobias, Xenophobia

What is the effects of xenophobia?

User Avatar
Being unduly fearful or contemptuous of anything foreign, especially of strangers or foreign peoples.
Asked in Phobias, Xenophobia

Why xenophobia occurs?

User Avatar
1) people are jerks 2) people are likely to protect their friends, families and neighbours and they don't trust outsiders, because they are different and there is no way of knowing what their intentions are. That coupled with some good ole fashioned propaganda and you have xenophobia
Asked in Breakups, Dog Behavior, Phobias, Xenophobia

What if you are afraid to call after a angry outburst?

User Avatar
Most people have the odd angry outburst in their relationship and it's best to separate and cool off. One or the other has to be big enough to phone and either apologize or say 'let's talk this out' and come to some amicable agreement. As humans we aren't always going to agree with certain people, but, what is important is the mere fact we can admit when we are wrong, when we can apologize and hope the person accepts this or, mature enough to talk the problem out that the outburst was about in the first place.
Asked in Chinese Language and Culture, Human Behavior, Xenophobia

Do white people hate Chinese people?

User Avatar
No they are beautiful in their own way. Like any other interracial relationships there will always be some who feel threatened by people from other races, other culture, other towns, other clubs, other football teams, the list is endless. So to say "Do white people hate Chinese people?" is a huge generalisation, and is massively inaccurate. A minority probably do, a majority will be indifferent and a minority will be absolute fans of Chinese people. The standard bell curve applies.
Asked in Xenophobia

What can you do to stop xenophobia?

User Avatar
It's a difficult question to respond to because xenophobia is essentially beneath the surface of 'la quotidienne'. Each country has different xenophobic roots, but generally these views are catalysed by an influx of immigrants. Many politicians have linked changes in the economy with an increase in prejudices and xenophobia. In simple terms, an expansive industry and economy will draw immigrants to the cities of MEDC's, whereas during times of hardship and declining prosperity, immigrants are often targeted as the cause of these problems, particularly in the case of racial conflict over employment. In respect to preventing xenophobia, there is a limited number of solutions. (1) Government policies to impose fines or sentences to individuals involved in xenophobic activity has been discussed amongst anti-racism groups. However, it is impractical to assess and convict people of their behaviour as it directly contradicts freedom of expression. (2) Government groups and campaigns are already in place to try and prevent xenophobia and allow easier assimilation.
Asked in Health, Xenophobia

How do people get xenophobia?

User Avatar
This really cannot be answered broadly. It would vary from person to person, but with some introspect the answer can be found. The person would have to look back into past, and try to figure out what set it off. This is like any other phobia, there are people phobic of feet-podiaphobia, one cannot say all people that are phobic of feet is because of fear of germs, it is an individual answer.
Asked in Xenophobia

How can you help stop xenophobia in your community?

User Avatar
well you can create awareness programmes in your community,make people aware that these people are also human and they should be treated as such.
Asked in US Civil War, Xenophobia

How did xenophobia affect the civil war?

User Avatar
Xenophobia is when people are afraid or hate another race. This has to do with prejudice and slavery, the leading causes of the Civil War. So in other words, xenophobia was a very crucial part of the war.
Asked in South Africa, Xenophobia

Is xenophobia bad for our country's image?

User Avatar
No, sometimes we have to look out for ourselves and see that some foreign things does undermine our country. It's only natural to abhor such a thing.
Asked in Xenophobia

How does xenophobia affect people?

User Avatar
- it firstly affect people psychologically, the question arises " am i not a human being? why am i not being treated like one?" - it has a mobility impact, freedom of association are compromised. people are not feeling free to walk" the streets freely". - it sometimes triggers feelings of xenophobia from good upstanding citizen who have not previously given it much thought, where also young children and youth are swept up in the idea that people from a certain country are not allowed in other countries.
Asked in Xenophobia

How do you stop xenophobia?

User Avatar
By concentrating on the oppsite
Asked in Travel & Places, Industries and Professions, Xenophobia

How does xenophobia affect sa tourism?

User Avatar
It affects sa tourism because if you're a tourist, you cannot go to public for you are afraid of strangers.