What Is It You’re Scared Of? Bet I Have A Name For It.

“Fight Against Stupidity And Bureaucracy”

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I thought it might be a good idea to do a post on phobias, that is, things that people are scared of. There re the obvious things like spiders and rats and heights and so forth, but I was hoping that there might be enough material to do a post concentrating on the stupid things, the things that you would never imagine in your wildest dreams that somebody would be scared of.

Well it turns out I was right. There was enough material for a post. In fact there was enough material for a whole series of posts!

The rule I quickly discovered is  –  if it exists some poor demented soul will be scared of it. Even the most mundane and innocuous things.

I should also point out that what we are talking about here is not just simply being scared as you would be scared of a lion or a charging herd of elephants. That’s just common sense. What we are talking about here is a totally irrational and heightened fear for which there is no logic or sensible explanation, other than that the sufferer is a bit nuts!

So we’ll start the series today. If you like it then we can do more. It’s actually quite entertaining in two senses, one just to laugh at the stupidity of people, and two, to marvel at some of the names scientists and doctors have dreamt up for the phobias.

Here we go. By the way, if you have a phobia about lists (and there is one!) get in behind the sofa now.

 

 

Ablutophobia ………. Fear of washing or bathing.

 

Acarophobia ………. Fear of itching or of the insects that cause itching.

 

Acerophobia ………. Fear of sourness.   

 

Achluophobia ………. Fear of darkness.  

 

Acousticophobia ………. Fear of noise.  

 

Aerophobia ………. Fear of drafts, air swallowing, or airbourne noxious substances.  

 

Aeroacrophobia ………. Fear of open high places.  

 

Aeronausiphobia ………. Fear of vomiting secondary to airsickness.   

 

Agateophobia ………. Fear of insanity.   

 

Agliophobia ………. Fear of pain.  

 

Agoraphobia ………. Fear of open spaces, or of being in crowded, public places like markets, or of leaving a safe place.  

 

Agraphobia ………. Fear of sexual abuse.   Also known as Contreltophobia

 

Agrizoophobia ………. Fear of wild animals.  

 

Agyrophobia ………. Fear of streets or crossing the street.

 

Aibohphobia ………. Fear of palindromes.

(So why did they make the name of this ailment a palindrome???)

 

Aichmophobia ………. Fear of needles or pointed objects.

 

Ailurophobia ………. Fear of cats.

 

Albuminurophobia ………. Fear of kidney disease.

 

Alektorophobia ………. Fear of chickens.

 

Algophobia ………. Fear of pain.

 

Alliumphobia ………. Fear of garlic.

 

Allodoxaphobia ………. Fear of opinions.

 

Altophobia ………. Fear of heights.

 

Amathophobia ………. Fear of dust.

 

Amaxophobia ………. Fear of riding in a car.

 

Ambulophobia ………. Fear of walking.

 

Amnesiphobia ………. Fear of amnesia.

 

Amychophobia ………. Fear of scratches or being scratched.

 

Anablephobia ………. Fear of looking up.

 

Ancraophobia ………. Fear of wind. (Anemophobia)

 

Androphobia ………. Fear of men.

 

Androidophobia ………. Fear of androids or robots

 

Anemophobia ………. Fear of air drafts or wind. (Ancraophobia)

 

Anestesiaphobia ………. Fear of being under anthestic or fear of loss of sensation

 

Anginophobia ………. Fear of angina, choking or narrowness.

 

Anglophobia ………. Fear of England or English culture, etc.

 

Angrophobia ………. Fear of anger or of becoming angry.

 

Ankylophobia ………. Fear of immobility of a joint.

 

Anthophobia ………. Fear of flowers or parts of flowers

 

Anthrophobia or Anthophobia ………. Fear of flowers.

 

Anthropophobia ………. Fear of people or society.

 

Antlophobia ………. Fear of floods.

 

Anuptaphobia ………. Fear of staying single.

 

Apeirophobia ………. Fear of infinity.

 

Aphenphosmphobia ………. Fear of being touched. (Haphephobia)

 

Apiphobia ………. Fear of bees.

 

Apotemnophobia ………. Fear of persons with amputations.

 

Aguaphobia ………. Fear of water

 

Arachibutyrophobia ………. Fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth.

 

Arithmophobia ………. Fear of numbers.

 

Arrhenphobia ………. Fear of men.

 

Arsonphobia ………. Fear of fire.

 

Ashenophobia ………. Fear of fainting or weakness

 

Astraphobia or Astrapophobia ………. Fear of thunder and lightning.(Ceraunophobia, Keraunophobia)

 

Astrophobia ………. Fear of stars or celestial space.

 

Asymmetriphobia ………. Fear of asymmetrical things.

 

Ataxiophobia ………. Fear of ataxia. (muscular incoordination)

 

Ataxophobia ………. Fear of disorder or untidiness.

 

Atelophobia ………. Fear of imperfection.

 

Atephobia ………. Fear of ruin or ruins.

 

Athazagoraphobia ………. Fear of being forgotten or ignored or forgetting.

 

Atomosophobia ………. Fear of atomic explosions.

 

Atychiphobia ………. Fear of failure.

 

Aulophobia ………. Fear of flutes.

 

Aurophobia ………. Fear of gold.

 

Auroraphobia ………. Fear of Northern lights.

 

Autodysomophobia ………. Fear of one that has a vile odor.

 

Automatonophobia ………. Fear of ventriloquist’s dummies, animatronic creatures, wax statues – anything that falsely represents a sentient being.

 

Automysophobia ………. Fear of being dirty.

 

Autophobia ………. Fear of being alone or of oneself.

 

Aviophobia or Aviatophobia ………. Fear of flying.

 

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9 thoughts on “What Is It You’re Scared Of? Bet I Have A Name For It.

  1. But what happens if you GET amnesia while having a fear of it? Would you remember that you feared it, and if so, wouldn’t that mean your amnesia was cured? Sounds quite the vicious circle, no? 😉
    I didn’t see automaniaphobia – riding in a car with a crazy driver. Also known as riding shotgun with me! 😀
    And a Happy Thanksgiving to you and all your readers! (Well, a belated one to those of the Canadian persuasion.)

    • I think you’re correct, when you get amnesia you forget the phobia.
      Thanks on behalf of everyone who reads this blog and have a great day also.
      Will I be posting tomorrow? Yes, probably. Will America be reading it? Probably not. But there’s the rest of the world to conquer, the SABs are everywhere you know!

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