Saturday, March 6, 2010

Fears and Phobias

I always wanted to see what tpye of fears and phobias were out there and I found some interesting things. I know this is real for alot of people and its nothing to laugh at but it was interesting to see what people could have a phobia with and here is what I found.

Agrizoophobia- Fear of wild animals

Chiroptophobia- Fear of bats

Bibliophobia- Fear of books

Elurophobia- Fear of cats

Alektorophobia- Fear of chickens

Ecclesiophobia- Fear of church

Coulrophobia- Fear of clowns

Demophobia- Fear of crowds

Cynophobia- Fear of dogs or rabies

Dutchphobia- Fear of the Dutch

Hoplophobia- Fear of firearms

Alliumphobia- Fear of garlic.

Chirophobia- Fear of hands

Equinophobia- Fear of horses

Genuphobia- Fear of knees

Gamophobia- Fear of marriage

Arrhenphobia- Fear of men

Catoptrophobia- Fear of mirrors

Ballistophobia- Fear of missiles or bullets.

Aichmophobia- Fear of needles or pointed objects

Gerascophobia- Fear of growing old

Didaskaleinophobia- Fear of going to school

Heliophobia- Fear of the sun

Bufonophobia- Fear of toads

Dendrophobia- Fear of trees

Caligynephobia- Fear of beautiful women

Some others that you may have never thought of:

Omphalophobia- Fear of belly buttons.
Soteriophobia - Fear of dependence on others.
Verbophobia- Fear of words.
Russophobia- Fear of Russians
Zelophobia- Fear of jealousy.

Ombrophobia- Fear of rain or of being rained on.
Theatrophobia- Fear of theatres.
Sophophobia- Fear of learning.
Verminophobia- Fear of germs.
Oneirophobia- Fear of dreams
Thanatophobia or Thantophobia- Fear of death or dying.

Zeusophobia- Fear of God or gods.
Pharmacophobia- Fear of drugs
Proctophobia- Fear of rectums
Thalassophobia- Fear of the sea.
Ommetaphobia or Ommatophobia- Fear of eyes.

Zemmiphobia- Fear of the great mole rat.
Rhytiphobia- Fear of getting wrinkles.
Rupophobia- Fear of dirt.
Vestiphobia- Fear of clothing.
Zoophobia- Fear of animals.

Somniphobia- Fear of sleep.
Spacephobia- Fear of outer space.
Thaasophobia- Fear of sitting.
Prosophobia- Fear of progress

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