Ok, so we're talking in general then... (and the reason I'd distinguish is because they are two different kinds of truth)
Since a phobia is an intense, irrational fear of something, I don't believe that truth-phobes should be disrespected. I'm finding it hard to put myself in that place but I'm guessing it isn't their fault.
The only way I'd say I was afraid of the truth (but in no way phobic, thats a strong word) is when its something I really don't want to believe, say my dad was arrested for murder but claimed he didn't do it.. I would be terrified of the truth being that he did.
I can see how people would be scared of 'the ultimate truth' ... maybe thats where religion comes in :hi: .......... :bolt:
How shall we define "truth-phobia" for the purposes of this discussion? Are you asking for opinions on true, clinical alethophobia, or do you categorize as "truth-phobic" those who would disagree with your own personally held suppositions?
I am not personally afraid of truth --> Certainly, I presume not to know any truth necessarily one way or another, until I see fit to presume otherwise; even then, I will never proclaim what I believe to be true as the ultimate/absolute truth ('cuz I'm not so perfect, myself)
Were I asked to define "truth-phobia", so termed, I would say that it is a condition wherein the person in question is more concerned with being "right" rather than being "truthful", born of any combination of exterior conditions including, but not exclusive to:
What I meant with different types of truths was that I can see how someone would be scared of the truth that their dad is a murderer (why do I keep using that example lol) and I can see how someone else could be so scared of the unknown that they refuse to believe the truth. In fact nobody knows what the truth is where that example is concerned, but I do know there are people who will convince themselves of something that deep down they probably know isn't going to be real.
Why would someone be afraid of either accepting or acknowledging truth?
I don't know anything significant about truth-phobes, but a phobia is a phobia. I have one, its not my fault that I've a fear of _____, so I don't see how it is their fault either. Maybe I should word it as: they shouldn't be blamed for it.
....Were I asked to define "truth-phobia", so termed, I would say that it is a condition wherein the person in question is more concerned with being "right" rather than being "truthful", born of any combination of exterior conditions including, but not exclusive to:
If you look at what PretzelCorps said about this along with my comments and compare that to the behavior one can find both on the internet and real life, then one can see that there is no shortage of those who display this behavior.
With this in mind, would you change any of what you have said regarding this?