Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Octophobia: The Fear of the Figure 8

Octophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of the figure 8.  The fear of certain numbers is very common and most of the time these fears go far beyond the actual number.  Octophobia may be caused by superstitions or because of a feeling of never being able to escape.
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 Octophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?


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