Friday, January 27, 2012

Automatonophobia: The Fear of Ventriloquist's Dummies, Animatronic Creatures, Wax Statues Etc.

Automatonophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of Ventriloquist’s dummies, animatronic creatures, wax statues and anything that represents a sentient being.
A phobia is a strong, persistent 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.
Do you suffer from Automatonophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?


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