Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia: The Fear of Long Words


Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of long words.
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.
Do you suffer from Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Myrmecophobia: The Fear of Ants


Myrmecophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of ants.  Those who suffer from this phobia may fear ants contaminating their food or invading their home.
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.
Do you suffer from Myrmecophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Myxophobia: The Fear of Slime


Myxophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of slime.  Slimy things are unpleasant for most people, but for those with this phobia it makes them nauseous and can cause extreme anxiety.  Myxophobia is also known as Blennophobia.
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.
Do you suffer from Myxophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Nostophobia: The Fear of Returning Home


Nostophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of returning home.  This phobia is closely related to Damatophobia, the fear of houses and Ecophobia, Oecaphobia and Oikophobia, which all mean the fear of houses, home surroundings and being in a house.
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.
Do you suffer from Nostophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Novercaphobia: The Fear of Stepmothers


Novercaphobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of stepmothers.  This phobia can be caused by being abused by a step-mother.  It may also be triggered by movies that portray an evil stepmother like The Stepmother (1972). The fear of stepfathers is Vitricophobia.
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.
Do you suffer from Novercaphobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Nucleomituphobia: The Fear of Nuclear Weapons


Nucleomituphobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of nuclear weapons.  This is a legitimate fear that began with the advent of the atomic bomb, but it is often taken to the extreme.  Nucleomituphobia is closely related to Radiophobia, the fear of radiation.
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.
Do you suffer from Nucleomituphobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Logizomechanophobia: The Fear of Computers


Logizomechanophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of computers.  This phobia may be caused by not understanding how computers work.  Logizomechanophobia is closely related to Cyberphobia, the fear of computers, working on computers or technology.
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.
Do you suffer from Logizomechanophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Linonophobia: The Fear of String


Linonophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of string.  Those who suffer from this phobia may view string as something that will restrain or confine them.  Linonophobia may be closely related to Claustrophobia, the fear of confined spaces.
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.
Do you suffer from Linonophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Monday, February 27, 2012

Limnophobia: The Fear of Lakes


Limnophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of lakes, marshes or marshy lakes.
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.
Do you suffer from Limnophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Ligyrophobia: The Fear of Loud Noises


Ligyrophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of loud noises. This phobia can also mean a fear of voices or to fear one’s own voice.  Those who suffer from Ligyrophobia may fear speakers, fire alarms or anything else that may make a sudden loud noise.  This phobia is also known as Phonophobia.
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.
Do you suffer from Ligyrophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Koinoniphobia: The Fear of Rooms


Koinoniphobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of rooms or being in a room full of people.
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.
Do you suffer from Koinoniphobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Kinetophobia: The Fear of Movement or Motion


Kinetophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of movement or motion.  This phobia is usually caused by a traumatic injury.  Movement becomes associated with pain so the person becomes afraid to move.  Kinetophobia is also known as Kinesophobia.
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.
Do you suffer from Kinesophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Hobophobia: The Fear of Bums or Beggars


Hobophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of bums, beggars or the homeless.  This can be caused by a lack of exposure to the homeless.  The quickest way to cure Hobophobia is to have to face homelessness yourself.
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.
Do you suffer from Hobophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Kenophobia: The Fear of Voids or Empty Places


Kenophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of voids or empty places.  Those who suffer from this phobia fear open or empty places.
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.
Do you suffer from Kenophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Hippophobia: The Fear of Horses


Hippophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of horses.  A traumatic or any kind of negative experience involving a horse during childhood or anytime can trigger this phobia.  Hippophobia is also known as Equinophobia.
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.
Do you suffer from Hippophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Friday, February 24, 2012

Proctophobia: The Fear of Rectums


Proctophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of rectums.  This phobia is also known as Rectophobia.
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.
Do you suffer from Proctophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Prosophobia: The Fear of Progress


Prosophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of progress.  It is closely related to Tropophobia, the fear of moving or making changes.
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.
Do you suffer from Prosophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Psellismophobia: The Fear of Stuttering


Psellismophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of stuttering.  This fear can be triggered by an embarrassing moment where a person was made fun of for stuttering.  Psellismophobia is closely related to Laliophobia, the fear of speaking.
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.
Do you suffer from Psellismophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Psychophobia: The Fear of the Mind


Psychophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of the mind.  Those who suffer from this phobia may fear the depths and potential of the mind.
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.
Do you suffer from Psychophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Sexophobia: The Fear of the Opposite Sex


Sexophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of the opposite sex.  It is also known as Heterophobia.
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.
Do you suffer from Sexophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Psychrophobia: The Fear of Cold


Psychrophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of cold.  It is also known as Frigophobia, Cheimaphobia and Cryophobia.
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.
Do you suffer from Psychrophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Radiophobia: The Fear of Radiation


Radiophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of radiation, x-rays or nuclear energy.  Radiophobia is triggered by a lack of information and understanding.
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.
Do you suffer from Radiophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Thalassophobia: The Fear of the Sea


Thalassophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of the sea.  Those who suffer from this phobia are afraid of being in the ocean.  Thalassophobia isn’t a common phobia and can be triggered by seeing or hearing about a large sea creature.
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.
Do you suffer from Thalassophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Taeniophobia: The Fear of Tapeworms


Taeniophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of tapeworms.  It is also known as Teniophobia.
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.
Do you suffer from Taeniophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Tachophobia: The Fear of Speed


Tachophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of speed.  This also includes a fear of roller coasters, bungee jumping, etc.  Those with severe Tachophobia may be afraid to ride in cars.
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.
Do you suffer from Tachophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Stygiophobia: The Fear of Hell


Stygiophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of hell.  This phobia is closely related to Satanophobia, the fear of Satan.  Stygiophobia is also known as Stigiophobia and Hadephobia.
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.
Do you suffer from Stygiophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Satanphobia: The Fear of Satan


Satanphobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of Satan.  This phobia is closely related to Hadephobia, the fear of hell.
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.
Do you suffer from Satanophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Sarmassophobia: The Fear of Love Play


Sarmassophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of love play including making out and being caressed and fondled.  Sarmassophobia is also known as Malaxophobia.
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.
Do you suffer from Sarmassophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Heterophobia: The Fear of the Opposite Sex


Heterophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of the opposite sex.  It also can mean the fear of things that are different and heterosexuals.  It is the opposite of Homophobia.  Heterophobia is also known as Sexophobia.
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.
Do you suffer from Heterophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Herpetophobia: The Fear of Reptile or Creepy Crawly Things


Herpetophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of reptiles or creepy crawly things. Those who suffer from this phobia are most commonly afraid of lizards and snakes.
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.
Do you suffer from Herpetophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Heresyphobia: The Fear of Challenges to the Official Doctrine or of Radical Deviation


Heresyphobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of challenges to the official doctrine or of radical deviation.  Those who suffer from this phobia feel that if they turn away from the doctrine of their religion that they may be excommunicated from the church or spend an eternity in hell.  Heresyphobia is also known as Hereiophobia.
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.
Do you suffer from Heresyphobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Maieusiophobia: The Fear of Childbirth


Maieusiophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of childbirth.  This phobia could be triggered by witnessing or experiencing a traumatic childbirth.  Maieusiophobia is also known as Tokophobia and Parturiphobia.
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.
Do you suffer from Maieusiophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Leprophobia: The Fear of Leprosy


Leprophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of Leprosy.  Those who suffer from this phobia may actually believe they have leprosy.  Leprophobia is also known as Lepraphobia.
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.
Do you suffer from Leprophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Laliophobia: The Fear of Speaking


Laliophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of speaking.  This phobia may be caused by a fear of stuttering while speaking.  It is often aggravated by anxieties of being self-conscious.
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.
Do you suffer from Laliophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Kathisophobia: The Fear of Sitting Down


Kathisophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of sitting down.  This phobia is also known as Cathisophobia.
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.
Do you suffer from Kathisophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Kakorrhaphiophobia: The Fear of Failure or Defeat


Kakorrhaphiophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of failure or of defeat.  Those who suffer from this phobia are afraid of and avoid taking risks in order to avoid failure.  Kakorrhaphiophobia is also known as Atychiphobia.
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.
Do you suffer from Kakorrhaphiophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Kainolophobia: The Fear of Anything New or of Novelty


Kainolophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of anything new or of novelty.  This phobia may be caused by unwillingness to break a routine.
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.
Do you suffer from Kainolophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Illyngophobia: The Fear of Vertigo or of Feeling Dizzy When Looking Down


Illyngophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of vertigo or of feeling dizzy when looking down.  This phobia is related to Acrophobia, the fear of heights.  Those who suffer from Illyngophobia do not suffer from a fear of heights, but they fear looking down from a high place.
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.
Do you suffer from Illyngophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Helminthophobia: The Fear of Worms or of Being Infested with Worms


Helminthophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of worms or of being infested with worms.
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.
Do you suffer from Helminthophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Hellenologophobia: The Fear of Greek Terms or of Complex Scientific Terminology


Hellenologophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of Greek terms or of complex scientific terminology.  The complexity of science intimidates some people and this may be the cause of this phobia.
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.
Do you suffer from Hellenologophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Rhabdophobia: The Fear of Being Severely Punished


Rhabdophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of being severely punished or beaten by a rod or stick or of being severely criticized.  Some sources indicate that Rhabdophobia may also mean a fear of magic, magic wands or of anything paranormal.
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.
Do you suffer from Rhabdophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Pteronophobia: The Fear of Feathers


Pteronophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of feathers or of being tickled by feathers.  This phobia may be related to fears of birds, chickens and other feathered animals or things.
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.
Do you suffer from Pteronophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Rectophobia: The Fear of the Rectum or Rectal Diseases


Rectophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of the rectum or rectal diseases.  This phobia may be caused by the fear of pain that rectal diseases cause.  Rectophobia is also known as Proctophobia.
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.
Do you suffer from Rectophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Rhypophobia: The Fear of Defecation


Rhypophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of defecation, filth or of being soiled.  This phobia may be related to fears of contamination and germs.  Those who suffer from Rhypophobia may also have a fear of public restrooms.
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.
Do you suffer from Rhypophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Friday, February 10, 2012

Suriphobia: The Fear of Mice


Suriphobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of mice.  It is also known as Musophobia and Murophobia.
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.
Do you suffer from Suriphobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Symmetrophobia: The Fear of Symmetry


Symmetrophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear or dislike of symmetry.  Those who suffer from this phobia will rearrange the furniture to make sure that the end tables are not the same distance from the couch.
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.
Do you suffer from Symmetrophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?


Theatrophobia: The Fear of Theatres


 Theatrophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of theatres.
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.
Do you suffer from Theatrophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Theologicophobia: The Fear of Theology


Theologicophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of theology.
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.
Do you suffer from Theologicophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Theophobia: The Fear of Gods or Religion


Theophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear or hatred of gods or religion.   They may fear the wrath of God for sins they have committed.
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.
Do you suffer from Theophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Acrophobia: The Fear of Heights


Acrophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of heights.  It is also known as Hypsiphobia.  Acrophobia is closely related to Batophobia, the fear of heights or being close to objects that are really high such as skyscrapers.
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.
Do you suffer from Acrophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Hypnophobia: The Fear of Sleep or Being Hypnotized


Hypnophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of sleep or of being hypnotized. It is closely related to Somniphobia, the fear of sleep.
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.
Do you suffer from Hypnophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Hypsiphobia: The Fear of Heights


Hypsiphobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of heights.  It is also known as Acrophobia.  Hypsiphobia is closely related to Batophobia, the fear of heights or being close to objects that are really high such as skyscrapers.
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.
Do you suffer from Hypsiphobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Monophobia: The Fear of Solitude or of Being Alone


Monophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of solitude or of being alone.  This phobia is also known as Autophobia, Isolophobia and Eremophobia.
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.
Do you suffer from Monophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Insectophobia: The Fear of Insects or Bugs


Insectophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of insects or bugs.  This phobia is also known as Entomophobia.
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.
Do you suffer from Insectophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Isolophobia: The Fear of Solitude or Being Alone


Isolophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of solitude or being alone.  This is a common phobia and anxiety disorder.  Isolophobia is also known as Autophobia, Monophobia and Eremophobia.
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.
Do you suffer from Isolophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Isopterophobia: The Fear of Termites


Isopterophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of termites or insects that eat wood.
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.
Do you suffer from Isopterophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Kynophobia: The Fear of Dogs or Rabies


Kynophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of dogs or rabies. This phobia may develop after being bitten or attacked by a dog.  Kynophobia is also known as Cynophobia.
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.
Do you suffer from Kynophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Kyphophobia: The Fear of Stooping


Kyphophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of stooping or being crooked.  This phobia may be related to Gerascophobia, the fear of growing old.
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.
Do you suffer from Kyphophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Nudophobia: The Fear of Nudity


Nudophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of nudity.  Nudity can make a person feel extremely vulnerable and for some this kind of vulnerability can make them feel very anxious.
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.
Do you suffer from Nudophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Numerophobia: The Fear of Numbers




Numerophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of numbers.  This phobia is closely related to Triskaidekaphobia, the fear of the number 13, Tetraphobia, the fear of the number 4 and Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia, the fear of the number 666.  Numerophobia is also known as Arithmophobia.
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.
Do you suffer from Numerophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Nyctohylophobia: The Fear of Dark Wooded Areas or Forests at Night


Nyctohylophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of dark wooded areas or forests at night.  This phobia is closely related to Nyctophobia, the fear of the dark and Dendrophobia, the fear of trees.
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.
Do you suffer from Nyctohylophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Ornithophobia: The Fear of Birds


Ornithophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of birds.  Those who suffer from this phobia may only fear big birds such as vultures or they may fear all birds even parakeets.  Ornithophobia may be caused by a traumatic experience with an aggressive bird.
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.
Do you suffer from Ornithophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Osmophobia: The Fear of Smells and Odors


Osmophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of smells and odors.  This a common phobia among migraine sufferers because migraines are most often triggered by foul or strong odors.  Osmophobia is also known as Osphresiophobia. 
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.
Do you suffer from Osmophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Pupaphobia: The Fear of Puppets


Pupaphobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of puppets.  Those who suffer from this phobia may also fear team mascots and marionettes.  Pupaphobia may be caused by the exaggerated features or the strange movements they make.
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.
Do you suffer from Pupaphobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Pyrexiophobia: The Fear of Fever


Pyrexiophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of fever. This phobia can be caused by witnessing or knowing someone who was sick with a fever and died or having a serious illness in the past.  Pyrexiophobia is also known as Febriphobia.
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.
Do you suffer from Pyrexiophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Rupophobia: The Fear of Dirt


Rupophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of dirt, filth or rubbish.  Those who suffer from this phobia are terrified of becoming dirty or of being contaminated.  Rupophobia is also known as Mysophobia.
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.
Do you suffer from Rupophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Russophobia: The Fear of Russians


Russophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of Russians.  This could stem from an extreme dislike or hatred or it could be a genuine fear.
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.
Do you suffer from Russophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Syngenesophobia: The Fear of Relatives


Syngenesophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of relatives.  We don’t always get along with all of our relatives, but some people are terrified of their relatives.  This can be caused by many things such as physical and emotional abuse.
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.
Do you suffer from Syngenesophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Syphilophobia: The Fear of Syphilis


Syphilophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of Syphilis.  Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease that can usually be treated with antibiotics.  If it is left untreated it can be fatal.  This may be one of the reasons people develop Syphilophobia.
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.
Do you suffer from Syphilophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Thermophobia: The Fear of Heat


Thermophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of heat.  This includes hot weather and hot objects.  Those who suffer from this phobia may live in a cold climate, stay inside when it’s hot outside and avoid hot water and hot food.
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.
Do you suffer from Thermophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Tomophobia: The Fear of Surgical Operations


Tomophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of surgical operations.  Many of those who suffer from the phobia will deny much needed operations because of their fear.
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.
Do you suffer from Tomophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

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