is a well documented persistent and irrational fear of being socially excluded from a pack (this is when considered from an evolutionary stand point quite sensible) or being ostracized from society.
What is FEAR OF REJECTION?
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FEAR OF REJECTION: "Many parents suffer from a fear of rejection by their children and as a result have been observed over-compensating to ensure this doesn"
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