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"Funny Phobias"

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  1. Glockdude1

    Glockdude1 Federal Member CLM

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    "Funny Phobias"

    Most of the people in the world have a fear of one kind or another. While most
    people suffer from pathophobia (fear of disease), monophobia (fear of being alone),
    glossophobia (fear of public speaking), algophobia (fear of pain), taphephobia (fear of
    being buried alive), and many more, there are also some less popular phobias. At the end
    of this essay, I have compiled a list of the phobias that I find amusing.

    There are many people in the world that suffer from polyphobia, which simply
    means to have more than one fear. Not so common, people may suffer from antinomial
    phobias. For example, there are some people that live with vestiophobia (fear of clothes)
    and gymnophobia (fear of nudity). Another example is people with achluophobia (fear of
    darkness) and photophobia (fear of light).

    Watch out guys, within the next seven years, you will probably get married and
    you will suffer from pentheraphobia, which is one of the scariest phobias in existence, the
    fear of your mother-in-law!

    Not all phobias have been in existence for thousands of years. I’m sure that
    brontophobia (fear of thunder and lightning), febriphobia (fear of fever), and
    ophidiophobia (fear of snakes) have existed since the Black Ages. Some of the phobias
    that have formed in the last two centuries would be electrophobia (fear of electricity),
    motorphobia (fear of automobiles), and aviophobia (fear of flying). In 1945, a brand new
    phobia was quickly created and escalated drastically in the 1950’s. It is called
    nucleomituphobia, which is the fear or nuclear weapons. But that’s not the newest phobia
    in existence as of today. This threat is called cyberphobia (fear of computers). In mild
    cases, people may be afraid to use a computer or an ATM. In today’s society, technology
    is deeply integrated. Computers are used in calculators, cars, microwaves, power tools,
    and many more. So to the cyberphobic, I say, “Get over it, or go to the extreme and
    move away from the city, abandon your car, hand build your home, hand pump your
    water, build your fires, and hunt for your own food!”

    If you have a phobia, there is still hope for you. Phobias can be cured. Remember
    when you were a child and suffered from clinophobia (fear of going to bed) because of
    bogyphobia (fear of the bogeyman), achluophobia (fear of darkness), and lachanophobia
    (fear of vegetables). Now chances are good that you go to bed without checking your
    closet or looking under your bed, that you don’t go ballistic if the lights go out, and that
    you eat a salad every so often.

    Phobias can deeply impact a person’s life. A person with chronophobia (fear of
    time) probably won’t make it to their 10:00AM dentist appointment on time. A person
    with chaetophobia (fear of hair) is most likely bald, has no eyelashes, no eyebrows, etc. A
    person with cibophobia (fear of food) usually hasn’t eaten in weeks and could easily be
    anorexic. This proves how serious and destructive phobias can be. If you do suffer from
    any strange phobias, I would suggest calling one-eight-hundred-phobias, for
    arithmophobics (people who fear numbers) or for logophobics (people who fear words),
    1-800-635-1317. This phone number is for entertainment purposes only.

    Now on a more serious note, in all the years I’ve lived and all the knowledge I’ve
    acquired, I can only find one, yes one, valid fear. This fear is called zeusophobia, which is
    the fear of God. In Heaven, the false phobias are destroyed, but in Hell they can be
    amplified.

    I still find it hilarious, though, that these phobias exist, especially since someone
    must have experienced these fears so they could be valid phobias. So if you experience
    arachibutyrophobia, you’re probably one in a million, but you’re still out there.


    some fears may be listed more than once

    A
    Ablutophobia- Fear of washing or bathing
    Aerophobia- Fear of swallowing air
    Ambulophobia- Fear of walking
    Anablephobia- Fear of looking up
    Anemophobia- Fear of wind
    Anthrophobia- Fear of flowers
    Arachibutyrophobia- Fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth.
    Arithmophobia- Fear of numbers
    Aulophobia- Fear of flutes
    Auroraphobia- Fear of Northern Lights
    B
    Barophobia- Fear of gravity
    Basophobia- Fear of walking
    Batophobia- Fear of being close to high buildings
    Bibliophobia- Fear of books
    Blennophobia- Fear of slime
    Bogyphobia- Fear of the bogeyman
    C
    Cathisophobia- Fear of sitting
    Catoptrophobia- Fear of mirrors
    Chaetophobia- Fear of hair
    Chionophobia- Fear of snow
    Chromatophobia- Fear of colors
    Chronophobia- Fear of time
    Chronomentrophobia- Fear of clocks
    Cibophobia- Fear of food
    Clinophobia- Fear of going to bed
    Cnidophobia- Fear of string
    D
    Deciophobia- Fear of making decisions
    Dendrophobia- Fear of trees
    Dextrophobia- Fear of objects at the right side of the body
    Didaskaleinophobia- Fear of school
    E
    Eisoptrophobia- Fear of mirrors
    Eleutherophobia- Fear of freedom
    Eosophobia- Fear of daylight
    Epistemophobia- Fear of knowledge
    Ergophobia- Fear of work
    Ereuthophobia- Fear of the color red
    G
    Geliophobia- Fear of laughter
    Geniophobia- Fear of chins
    Genuphobia- Fear of knees
    Geumaphobia- Fear of taste
    Gnosiophobia- Fear of knowledge
    Graphophobia- Fear of writing
    H
    Heliophobia- Fear of the sun
    Helmintophobia- Fear of being infested with worms
    Hemophobia- Fear of blood
    Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia- Fear of long words
    Homichlophobia- Fear of fog
    Hypnophobia- Fear of sleep
    I
    Ichthyophobia- Fear of fish
    Ideophobia- Fear of ideas
    K
    Kainophobia- Fear of anything new
    Kathisophobia- Fear of sitting down
    L
    Lachanophobia- Fear of vegetables
    Leukophobia- Fear of the color white
    Levophobia- Fear of objects to the left side of the body
    Linonophobia- Fear of string
    Logophobia- Fear of words
    M
    Melanophobia- Fear of the color black
    Melophobia- Fear of music
    Metrophobia- Fear of poetry
    Mnemophobia- Fear of memories
    Mottephobia- Fear of moths
    N
    Nebulaphobia- Fear of fog
    Neophobia- Fear of anything new
    Nephophobia- Fear of clouds
    Nomatophobia- Fear of names
    O
    Octophobia- Fear of the number 8
    Ommetaphobia- Fear of eyes
    Oneirophobia- Fear of dreams
    Ophthalmophobia- Fear of opening one’s eyes
    Ostraconophobia- Fear of shellfish
    P
    Panophobia- Fear of everything
    Papyrophobia- Fear of paper
    Paraskavedekatriaphobia- Fear of Friday the 13th
    Peladophobia- Fear of bald people
    Phengophobia- Fear of daylight
    Phobophobia- Fear of fear
    Photophobia- Fear of light
    Phronemophobia- Fear of thinking
    Pogonophobia- Fear of beards
    S
    Sciophobia- Fear of shadows
    Scolionophobia- Fear of school
    Selenophobia- Fear of the moon
    Siderophobia- Fear of stars
    Sitophobia- Fear of food
    Sophophobia- Fear of learning
    Stasibasiphobia- Fear of walking
    T
    Thaasophobia- Fear of sitting
    Trichopathophobia- Fear of hair
    Triskadekaphobia- Fear of the number 13
    V
    Verbophobia- Fear of words
    X
    Xanthophobia- Fear of the color yellow


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    Xenophobia-fear of outsiders or those not of your race, nation, etc./foriegners...
     

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    I have "Kariphobia" from Mythbusters.

    My phobia is the opposite of "regular phobias!!!"

    :hearts: :hearts: :hearts: :hearts: :hearts:

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    My favorite?

    Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia

    What is it?












































    Fear of long words.
     
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    Bozophobia - Fear of clowns

    Bonzophobia - Fear of Chimps
     
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    Mailboxphobia - fear of checking your mailbox and facing your bills
     
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    What a Classic ole' post :thumbsup:
     
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    What do you call the fear of old threads being resurrected?


    J/K, Glockdude, don't come after me. :couch:

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    I waited 2 years!!!!!

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    checkinathreadobia...

    a fear of opening a thread that doesn't give any info when you scroll your cursor over the title...
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    For some reason I've suffered from Clausetrphobia since I was a child.
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