COUNTERPHOBIC CHARACTER

a character that enjoys pursuing threatening or hazardous acts which others would typically deem to be worrisome or those which elicit fear. With regard to psychoanalytic theory, this is described as a frenzied protective mechanism that attains fulfillment from the feeling of overcoming such fear and worry.

COUNTERPHOBIC CHARACTER: "It is said that Evel Knievel had a counterphobic character."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "COUNTERPHOBIC CHARACTER," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/counterphobic-character/ (accessed August 9, 2020).
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