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From the BBC News:

BBC News - Gelotophobia: living a life in fear of laughter

Being in the middle of a group of laughing friends is usually a happy experience, But for those with an unusual phobia it is anything but. They are people with gelotophobia - a fear of laughter.

Drummond* (all names have been changed), 18, from the US, told researchers: "I hear people laughing and I assume they are laughing at me. I tense up and get ready for a fight, I can feel the adrenaline.

"I hardly ever talk or do anything that could cause me to be laughed at. I remain stone-faced most of the day.

"I see other people having fun. Sometimes I want to change and be like them.

"But I don't want to get there and be made fun of because I am different."
Drummond then had to leave the interview as he was on his way to the induction for his new position after being head-hunted by:

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"I hardly ever talk or do anything that could cause me to be laughed at. I remain stone-faced most of the day."

Well he's going to fit right in there then!
 
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