Friday, August 18, 2017

Weird Phobias


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Bolshephobia: Some people are afraid of meeting or hearing about Bolsheviks, and their disorder is called Bolshephobia.

Apotemnophobia: People with amputations cause fear and anxiety in those who suffer from apotemnophobia.

Walloonphobia: This disorder refers to the fear of Walloons, a group of people of German and Celtic origin living in Belgium.

Parthenophobia: Those who are afraid of virgins and young girls suffer from parthenophobia.
Ephebiphobia: This term refers to the fear of teenagers.

Pedophobia: Children are actually frightening to people with pedophobia.

Dutchphobia: Some people believe that the Dutch are upsetting, perhaps because of their traditional costumes.

Heterophobia: Homophobia is a well-known, though controversial, phobia, but heterophobia refers to the fear of heterosexuals.

Transphobia: The fear of transsexual or transgender people is called transphobia.

Hoplophobia: The fear of people who own firearms is called hoplophobia.

Iatrophobia: Those who are afraid of or discriminate against doctors have iatrophobia.

Ablutophobia: Ablutophobia is the fear of washing or bathing.

Amaxophobia: The fear of riding in cars is referred to as amaxophobia, and can cause problems especially for those living in suburban areas.

Agyrophobia: Even if there are no cars around, some people still suffer from the fear of crossing roads.

Chorophobia: Weddings, prom, and parties must pose lots of problems for those who suffer from the fear of dancing.

Ergophobia: If you miss a day at the office, you could try telling your boss that you’ve suddenly developed ergophobia, or the fear of work and/or functioning.

Kyphophobia: Being in the stooping position causes too much anxiety for people with kyphophobia.
Mageirocophobia: Cooking is a source of anxiety for people with mageirocophobia.

Scriptophobia: A common phobia is the fear of speaking in public, but scriptophobia is the fear of writing in public.

Sitophobia: The fear of eating is called sitophobia, and can become very serious.

Basiphobia: Those who are too afraid to walk or stand because of the possibility of falling have basiphobia.

Cathisophobia: Conversely, this is the fear of sitting down.

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