Weird World With Weird Phobias
Ablutophobia is the persistent, abnormal and unwarranted fear of bathing, washing, or cleaning. This phobia is a situational specific phobia. Ablutophobia tends to be more common in children and women than in men. Its symptoms and treatment are basically the same as for most specific phobias.As is the case with most phobias, there is very little explanation as to when or why an onset of Ablutophiba may occur, though thankfully lists as one of the rarest - at least the more extreme cases.
Ergophobia is an abnormal and persistent fear (or phobia) of work (manual labor, non-manual labour, etc) or finding employment. Ergophobia may also be a subset of either social phobia or performance anxiety. Sufferers of ergophobia experience undue anxiety about the workplace environment even though they realize their fear is irrational. Their fear may actually be a combination of fears, such as fear of failing at assigned tasks, speaking before groups at work (both of which are types of performance anxiety), socializing with co-workers (a type of social phobia), and other fears of emotional, psychological and/or physiological injuries.
Tetraphobia is the practice of avoiding instances of the number 4. It is a superstition most common in East Asian and Southeast Asian regions such as China, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, Korea and Vietnam.Needless to say, those suffering from this particular condition will likely face at least one birthday every ten year that will not be to their liking, with a certain date in their fifth decade bringing about 12-months in their own personal hell.
Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia is probably taken from the root word "sesquipedalian," which means "long word." Therefore, sesquipedaliophobia is technically more correct. But somewhere along the line, someone added references to the hippopotamus, a large animal, and monsters to make the word sound even more intimidating. How ironic that the name for the fear of long words is, itself, 35 letters long.
Oikophobia, also ecophobia, is a term used in psychiatry to refer to an aversion to home surroundings. It can also be used more generally to mean an abnormal fear of the home, or of the contents of a house ("fear of household appliances, equipment, bathtubs, household chemicals, and other common objects in the home").
Phobophobia is a phobia defined as the fear of phobias, or the fear of fear, including intense anxiety and unrealistic and persistent fear of the somatic sensations and the feared phobia ensuing. Phobophobia can also be defined as the fear of phobias or fear of developing a phobia. Phobophobia is related to anxiety disorders and panic attacks directly linked to other types of phobias, such as agoraphobia. When a patient has developed phobophobia, their condition must be diagnosed and treated as part of anxiety disorders. This patient with this phobia is not afraid of this phobia thus preventing a paradox.
It is phobia of colour Yellow.This is another example of a phobia that appears to be rather amusing and less than colossally serious, though when considering just how much yellow there is in the world, facing your fears becomes a daily inevitability.
Trichophobia refers to an uncontrollable fear or perhaps abject and insatiable disgust of loose and shed hairs, both in the case of the sufferer and each and every other person/animal around. Suffice to say that such house-holds are not what could be called pet-friendly by any stretch of the imagination, but banning all furry-friends represents the very tip of a much more complex iceberg.
The fear of cheese is called turophobia. People can become afraid of things because of traumatic events involving the substance or thing.
Nomophobia is the fear of being out of mobile phone contact.The study sampled 2,163 people. Fifty-five percent of those surveyed cited keeping in touch with friends or family as the main reason that they got anxious when they could not use their mobile phones.Whether through loss, battery issues, depleted credit or anything else of a similar nature, some are so massively and irrationally panic stricken that they have indeed been branded as officially Nomophobic.
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