Friday, August 21, 2009

Chionophobia: The Fear of Snow

Chionophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of snow. This phobia can be caused by a traumatic snowstorm or like other phobias you may not know exactly what triggered the fear. Most people with phobias just know that they have them and never really know why.

This is a phobia where you can separate yourself from the fear, but it would involve moving. If you live in an area where there is lots of snow every year then you may want to consider moving somewhere it doesn’t snow very much or at all.

Phobias sometimes sound funny, but they can become serious medical conditions so don’t hesitate on getting help because you’re afraid of being laughed at. Phobias disrupt lives and should always be taken seriously.

If you suffer from Chionophobia, please share your story.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Euphobia: The Fear of Getting Good News

There are tons of phobias and while some can be easily understood, others are not. Euphobia is the irrational fear of hearing good news. Can you imagine? If I get good news then it’s great day no matter what else happens. Those who have Euphobia are basically afraid of or strongly dislike anything that brings happiness.

Those who suffer from Euphobia do not have the ability to be happy for someone else and they cannot be happy about anything happening in their own lives. This has to be one of the toughest phobias to have. It doesn’t seem like those with this phobia have the ability to be happy at all.

If you have Euphobia please share your story.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

The Fear of Butterflies

Are you afraid of butterflies? There is no official name for this phobia, but it is referred to as Lepidopterphobia. This comes from the term Lepidopterans, which is the order of insects that include butterflies and moths. This phobia is also linked to Mottephobia, the fear of moths.

Since there is no official name for this phobia yet, there isn’t a lot of information about it so if you have this phobia please share your story.

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