Weird Phobias

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Recently, I came across an article on dictionary.com that spoke about the weird phobias that people have,  though some of it was hilarious it is still a fact that these things scare people.

Firstly, according to dictionary.com a phobia (pho·bi·a (fō’bē-ə) n. is a persistent, abnormal, or irrational fear of a specific thing or situation that compels one to avoid the feared stimulus. A strong fear, dislike, or aversion.

Look at this list and see if you fall into any of these categories:

  • Phobophobia [foh-buh-foh-bee-uh] – an abnormal fear of developing a phobia
  • Teratophobia – the bone chilling and highly specific fear of giving birth to a monster
  • Ergophobia [ur-guh-foh-bee-uh] – refers to an abnormal fear of work
  • Atephobia – a fear of ruins eg. Machu Picchu, stonehenge
  • Arachibutyrophobia – refers to the fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of one’s mouth
  • Apeirophobia – refers to the fair of infinity
  • Homichlophobia – refers to a fear of fog
  • Aulophobia – refers to the fear of flutes
  • Linonophobia – a fear of string
  • Nyctophobia [nik-tuh-foh-bee-uh] – fear of the dark / an abnormal fear of night or darkness.
  • Kinesophobia – pathological fear of motion
  • Kathisophobia – fear of sitting down
  • Aichmophobia – a morbid fear of sharp or pointed objects (such as a needle or a pointing finger)
  • Amaxophobia – fear of being or riding in a vehicle
  • Ailurophobia – abnormal fear of cats
  • Amathophobia – fear of dust
  • Hypengyophobia – abnormal fear of responsibility
  • Toxiphobia – abnormal fear of poisons or of being poisoned
  • Ochlophobia – Morbid fear of crowds
  • Ideophobia – fear or distrust of ideas or reason.

See any that you fall into?  you may be surprised of the people you know who may have several of these.  🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

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