Monday, November 16, 2009

Weird Phobias

Author: Jodie A Harris

Have you ever heard the word ablutophobia? What about agyrophobia? Weird huh? Well, these words are as odd as what they represent; they mean fear of washing and bathing and fear of streets or crossing the streets.

Phobias play a decisive role in people’s behavior, even preventing them to achieve their goals in the most severe cases.
The definition of weird phobia is:

Strong fear or dislike: an irrational or very powerful fear and dislike of something such as spiders or confined spaces.

Now that we know what a phobia is, let’s go over some of the weirdest phobias:

Amychophobia- Fear of scratches or being scratched. Well, believe it or not, the fear of being scratched can become a phobia form some people.

Agrizoophobia- Fear of wild animals. Please do not take this people in your Sunday trip to the museum! Chances are, you will have to either leave the person the entire day in the car, or return home.

Bibliophobia- Fear of books. I wonder how this people graduate from High School or College?

Cacophobia- Fear of ugliness. Every plastic surgeon’s dream phobia that keeps the business running!

Chionophobia- Fear of snow. You should consider moving to Florida if you have such fear.

Coimetrophobia- Fear of cemeteries. Why fearing the place that you will end up at anyway?

Didaskaleinophobia- Fear of going to school. Well, we all have claimed this at some point!

Ergophobia- Fear of work. I have met some of those…

Geliophobia- Fear of laughter. Who can fear this?

Gnosiophobia- Fear of knowledge. You better think twice before skipping that math homework.

Kathisophobia- Fear of sitting down. Definitely one of the weirdest!

Although some of the phobias above may be considered stupid or funny, this may become a medical condition that requires treatment when it reaches high levels. I will leave some more for you to research, it is surprising how everyday tasks or elements can represent a challenge for some people.

So, here they are: Melophobia, Nomatophobia, Oneirogmophobia, Pediophobia, Rhytiphobia.

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