Thursday, February 9, 2012

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?


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