Phobias to avoid

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  • #55519
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    Some phobias you might want to avoid:

    * Agoraphobia — fear of a place or event where escape is impossible or when help is unavailable.
    * Algophobia — fear of pain.
    * Anthropophobia, fear of people or being in a company, a form of social phobia
    * Autophobia — fear of being alone.
    * Aviophobia, Aviatophobia — fear of flying.
    * Bacillophobia, Bacteriophobia, Microbiophobia — fear of microbes and bacteria.
    * Cibophobia, Sitophobia — aversion to food, synonymous to Anorexia nervosa.
    * Coulrophobia — fear of clowns (not restricted to evil clowns).
    * Dental phobia, Dentophobia, Odontophobia — fear of dentists and dental procedures.
    * Dysmorphophobia, or body dysmorphic disorder — a phobic obsession with a real or imaginary body defect.
    * Emetophobia — fear of vomiting.
    * Ergasiophobia, Ergophobia — fear of work or functioning, or a surgeon’s fear of operating.
    * Erotophobia — fear of sexual love or sexual questions.
    * Erythrophobia — pathological blushing.
    * Gephyrophobia — fear of bridges
    * Genophobia, Coitophobia — fear of sexual intercourse.
    * Glossophobia — fear of speaking in public or of trying to speak.
    * Gymnophobia — fear of nudity.
    * Gynophobia — fear of women.
    * Haptephobia – fear of being touched.
    * Heliophobia — fear of sunlight.
    * Hemophobia, Haemophobia — fear of blood.
    * Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia — fear of the number 666.
    * Mysophobia — fear of germs, contamination or dirt.
    * Necrophobia — fear of death, the dead.
    * Neophobia, Cainophobia, Cainotophobia, Cenophobia, Centophobia, Kainolophobia, Kainophobia — fear of newness, novelty.
    * Nosophobia — fear of contracting a disease
    * Nyctophobia, Achluophobia, Lygophobia, Scotophobia — fear of darkness.
    * Osmophobia, Olfactophobia — fear of smells.
    * Paraskavedekatriaphobia, Paraskevidekatriaphobia, Friggatriskaidekaphobia — fear of Friday the 13th.
    * Panphobia — fear of everything or constantly afraid without knowing what is causing it
    * Phonophobia — fear of loud sounds.
    * Radiophobia — fear of radioactivity or X-rays.
    * Sociophobia — fear/dislike of society or people in general (see also “sociopath”).
    * Taphophobia — fear of the grave, or fear of being placed in a grave while still alive.
    * Technophobia — fear of technology (see also Luddite).
    * Tetraphobia — fear of the number 4.
    * Tokophobia — fear of childbirth.
    * Triskaidekaphobia, Terdekaphobia — fear of the number 13.
    * Trypanophobia, Aichmophobia, Belonephobia, Enetophobia — fear of needles or injections

    And of course Villaphobia – the fear of buying a home in Spain

  • #101042
    Profile photo of katy

    I fear I have a few of those 😆

  • #101043
    Profile photo of Anonymous

    @katy wrote:

    I fear I have a few of those 😆

    That’s called phobophobia – fear of phobias.

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