Saturday, April 17, 2010

Nelophobia: The Fear of Glass

Fear of MirrorsNelophobia is the extreme and irrational fear of glass. Glass is all around us everywhere we go.  Windows, mirrors, picture frames and the list goes on and on.  So how can you live your life normally if you have Nelophobia?  All phobias have a negative impact on lives and this one is no different.  

I have Coulrophobia- The fear clowns, and I can easily limit my exposure to them.  I don’t see how you can easily limit exposure to glass.  Think for a moment what it would take to rid your home of glass.  That would take some serious work wouldn’t it?

A phobia is a strong, persistent fear of situations, objects, activities or persons.  The main symptom is an excessive and unreasonable desire to avoid the feared subject. Other phobia symptoms include shortness of breath, irregular heartbeat, sweating, nausea, and an overall feeling of dread.  Phobias are the most common form of anxiety disorders.

I want to know how people with Nelophobia cope with it.  If you have this phobia please share your story.  


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