Monday, July 12, 2010

Interesting facts-Strange Phobias

STRANGE PHOBIAS

A phobia, is an irrational, intense, persistent fear of certain situations, activities, things, or people. The main symptom of this disorder is the excessive, unreasonable desire to avoid the feared subject. Here are 45 such phobias:

Ablutophobia - fear of bathing.

Acerophobia - fear of sourness.

Alliumphobia - fear of garlic.

Allodoxaphobia - fear of opinions.

Amathophobia - fear of dust.

Anglophobia - fear of England or English culture, etc.

Anthophobia - the fear of flowers.

Arachibutyrophobia- fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth.

Aulophobia - fear of flutes.

Automatonophobia - fear of ventriloquist' s dummies, animatronic creatures, wax statues -
anything that falsly represents a sentient being.

Barophobia - fear of gravity.

Bolshephobia - fear of Bolsheviks.

Cacophobia - fear of ugliness.

Caligynephobia - fear of beautiful women.

Chorophobia - fear of dancing.

Cibophobia - fear of food itself.

Consecotaleophobia - fear of chopsticks.

Dikephobia - fear of justice.

Dutchphobia - fear of the Dutch.

Ephebiphobia - fear of teenagers.

Euphobia - fear of hearing good news.

Francophobia - fear of France or French culture.

Geniophobia - fear of chins.

Germanophobia - fear of Germany or German culture.

Hellenologophobia - fear of Greek terms or complex scientific terminology.

Hexakosioihexekonta hexaphobia - fear of the number 666.

Hippopotomonstroses quipedaliophobia - fear of long words.

Japanophobia - fear of Japanese.

Judeophobia- fear of Jews.

Lutraphobia - fear of otters.

Mnemophobia - fear of memories.

Mottephobia - fear of moths.

Nomophobia - fear of being out of mobile phone contact.

Odontophobia - fear of teeth.

Omphalophobia - fear of belly buttons.

Pakiphobia - fear of Indians of Pakistan's involvement in any tragedy in India

Panophobia or Pantophobia - fear of everything.

Papaphobia - fear of the Pope.

Phagophobia - fear of swallowing

Spectrophobia - fear of mirrors.

Trichophobia - fear of loose hairs.

Triskaidekaphobia - fear of the number 13.

Venustraphobia - fear of very beautiful and attractive women.

Vomitophobia - fear of vomiting.

Zemmiphobia - fear of the great mole rat.

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