Saturday, September 28, 2013

Scoptophobia: The Fear of Being Seen or Stared At

Scoptophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of being seen or stared at.  Those who are insecure are greatly affected by this phobia.  They’re afraid that if someone looks at them long enough they will see all of their flaws. Some people just get nervous if they are stared at for too long. Scoptophobia is also known as Scopophobia and Ophthalmophobia. 
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 Scoptophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Friday, September 27, 2013

Scopophobia: The Fear of Being Seen or Stared At

Scopophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of being seen or stared at. Those who are insecure are greatly affected by this phobia.  They’re afraid that if someone looks at them long enough they will see all of their flaws. Some people just get nervous if they are stared at for too long. Scopophobia is also known as Scoptophobia and Ophthalmophobia.
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 Scopophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Polyphobia: The Fear of Many Things

Polyphobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of many things.  Those with this phobia experience many phobias.  They may have three phobias or they may have ten or more.  Polyphobia is usually caused by a domino effect.  They may start out with a fear of needles, which leads to a fear of doctors, then hospitals and so on.
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 Polyphobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Pnigerophobia: The Fear of Choking or Being Smothered

Pnigerophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of choking or being smothered.  Those with this phobia will eat slowly and won’t eat certain foods because they’re afraid they may choke on them. They don’t like wrapping up in heavy blankets or doing anything that may cause labored breathing.  Pnigerophobia is also known as Pnigophobia. 
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 Pnigerophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Pocrescophobia: The Fear of Gaining Weight

Pocrescophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of gaining weight. This phobia begins with a simple desire to lose weight and then it turns into a compulsive desire to avoid all things that will cause weight gain. The more these things are avoided, the more they are feared. Gaining weight is seen as a failure to those with Pocrescophobia and therefore they experience an abnormal fear toward anything that will cause them to fail.  Pocrescophobia is also known as Obesophobia.
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 Pocrescophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Pnigophobia: The Fear of Choking or Being Smothered

Pnigophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of choking or being smothered. Those with this phobia will eat slowly and won’t eat certain foods because they’re afraid they may choke on them. They don’t like wrapping up in heavy blankets or doing anything that may cause labored breathing. Pnigophobia is also known as Pnigerphobia .
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 Pnigophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Phonophobia: The Fear of Noises and Voices

Phonophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of noises, voices and even one’s own voice.  It is also the fear of telephones.  Those with Phonophobia fear sounds like traffic, doors closing, kitchen sounds, and loud speech.  In severe cases they may even fear the sound of their own voice.  The sound of a balloon popping can cause them to go into a severe state of panic.
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 Phonophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Photophobia: The Fear of Light

Photophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of light.  This isn’t an exaggerated fear like other phobias.  Bright lights physically hurt the Photophobe.  Photophobia ranges from mild to severe and may or may not be caused by disease.  It is also known as light sensitivity.  It is closely related to Photoaugliaphobia, the fear of glaring lights.
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 Photoaugliaphobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Monday, September 23, 2013

Photoaugliaphobia: The Fear of Glaring Lights

Photoaugliaphobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of glaring lights.  Those who have this phobia have a fear of all glaring lights, like headlights, which will probably prevent them from driving at night.  Flash photography may trigger this phobia.  Photoaugliaphobia is related to Photophobia, the fear of light and also to Selaphobia, the fear of flashing lights.
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 Photoaugliaphobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Phthisiophobia: The Fear of Tuberculosis

Phthisiophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of Tuberculosis.  Tuberculosis is a contagious bacterial infection that usually affects the lungs, but may also affect the kidneys, spine and brain.  It can be a fatal infection without proper treatment.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or CDC, Tuberculosis was once the leading cause of death in the United States.  Phthisiophobia is also known as Tuberculophobia.
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 Phthisiophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Phthiriophobia: The Fear of Lice

Phthiriophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of lice.  Lice are tiny insect-like parasites that live on humans and animals.  They survive by feeding on blood.
Phthiriophobia, also known as Peliculophobia, can be caused by seeing someone with lice, having lice yourself or just by the thought of getting lice.  No one likes the thought of tiny bugs crawling around on your head.
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 Phthiriophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Sinophobia: The Fear of China

Sinophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of China, Chinese people or Chinese culture.  This phobia may result because of a strong dislike of China, the people or the culture.  This could be the result of racism.  Only those who have Sinophobia know what may have caused 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.

Do you suffer from Sinophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Seplophobia: The Fear of Decaying Matter

Seplophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of decaying matter.  Those with this phobia will throw out entire containers that hold decaying food when they clean out their refrigerators and probably won’t be able to complete the task without help or without someone doing it for them.  Seplophobes will most likely have a fear of death and will avoid movies or situations that may result in them witnessing decaying matter.
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 Seplophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Scotomaphobia: The Fear of Blindness in the Visual Field

Scotomaphobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of blindness in the visual field.  This phobia is actually the fear of Scotoma or having spots before the eyes. Scotomaphobia can be caused by injuries such as getting poked in the eye or having difficult experiences with eye drops or contacts.
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 Scotomaphobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Ophidiophobia: The Fear of Snakes

Ophidiophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of snakes.  This is a learned fear based on stories of deadly snakebites and movies that portray aggressive snakes, like Anaconda or Snakes on a Plane.  It may also be caused by experiencing or even witnessing a traumatic event involving a snake or snakes, whether it is a bite or a close encounter.  Those with Ophidiophobia may eventually begin to fear places that may have snakes, such as pet stores. This phobia is more commonly known as Snake 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 Ophidiophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Vermiphobia: The Fear of Worms

Vermiphobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of worms. Those with this phobia may also fear caterpillars, maggots, grubs or even tapeworms.  Vermiphobes don’t like to go outside after it rains because the worms and other critters will be out and more visible.  They may also dislike being in or near a garden.  Severe cases of the phobia may cause the person to fear being infected by worms.  This phobia may be caused by an extreme dislike of worms that eventually becomes a phobia.  Vermiphobia is also known as Scoleciphobia.
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 Vermiphobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Scoleciphobia: The Fear of Worms

Scoleciphobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of worms. Those with this phobia may also fear caterpillars, maggots, grubs or even tapeworms.  Scoleciphobes don’t like to go outside after it rains because the worms and other critters will be out and more visible.  They may also dislike being in or near a garden.  Severe cases of the phobia may cause the person to fear being infected by worms.  This phobia may be caused by an extreme dislike of worms that eventually becomes a phobia.  Scoleciphobia comes from the Greek word skolex, means worm, maggot and grub.  It is also known as Vermiphobia.
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 Scoleciphobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Philosophobia: The Fear of Philosophy or Philosophers

Philosophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of Philosophy or philosophers.  According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, Philosophy is the study of ideas about knowledge, the truth, the nature and the meaning of life.  So why do people fear Philosophy?  It is believed that most Philosophobes are atheist or agnostic.  They feel that speaking of Philosophy is like speaking of Christ and spirituality.  They don’t like having these beliefs pushed on them.  In fact they probably hate it.  Hate breeds fear and thus Philosophobia is born. 
That’s only one theory.  Another theory is based on a quote by Theoretical Physicist and Cosmologist Stephen Hawking, “Philosophy is dead”.  Most thought he was crazy for saying this, but is Philosophobia simply a battle between Philosophy and Science?  Most of this is based on speculation and assumptions.  The real cause of Philosophobia lies within the person who suffers from the 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 Philosophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

"He who has overcome his fears will truly be free."  ~Aristotle

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Philematophobia: The Fear of Kissing

Philematophbobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of kissing.  This phobia is common in young and inexperienced kissers and usually goes away after they get more experience.  In some cases it can become more severe, especially when the fear of kissing is caused by the fear of germs, touch or intimacy. Philematophobia is also known as Philemaphobia.
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 Philematophbobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Philophobia: The Fear of Falling in Love or of Being in Love

Philophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of falling in love or of being in love.  This phobia can be caused by a traumatic break up or by just the fear of a relationship not working out.
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 Philophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Philemaphobia: The Fear of Kissing

Philemaphobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of kissing.  This phobia is common in young and inexperienced kissers and usually goes away after they get more experience.  In some cases it can become more severe, especially when the fear of kissing is caused by the fear of germs, touch or intimacy. Philemaphobia phobia is also known as Philematophobia.
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 Philemaphobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Friday, September 6, 2013

Phasmophobia: The Fear of Ghosts

Phasmophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of ghosts.  Encountering ghosts and spirits can be traumatizing in some cases.  I encountered many where I used to work and for the most part I learned to ignore them, but there were a couple of devious ones that would make themselves known occasionally who really scared me and made it really hard to continue working there.  Close encounters with ghosts are the main cause of this phobia, but it can also be caused by stories and the fear of the unknown.  This phobia is also known as Spectrophobia.

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 Phasmophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

Phengophobia: The Fear of Daylight or Sunshine

Phengophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of daylight or sunshine.  Those who suffer from this phobia will only go out at night.  During the day they remain indoors with the windows covered and will only use artificial light. Those with this phobia may have an intolerance to light. Phengophobia is closely related to Eosophobia, the fear of dawn or daylight.  

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 Phengophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

“We mustn’t fear daylight just because it almost always illuminates a miserable world.”  ~RenĂ© Magritte

Pharmacophobia: The Fear of Taking Medicine

Pharmacophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of taking medicine.  This phobia can have a significant impact on the quality of life and can even cause death because those who suffer from Pharmacophobia will not take any kind of medicine, prescribed or over-the-counter, no matter how sick they are.  Pharmacophobia may be caused by having a serious allergic reaction to a medication.
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 Pharmacophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

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