Phobia is a fear of something or internal fears. Phobias are classified as mental disorders. You won't believe it, but there are some pretty strange and sometimes surprising phobias. Caution is a very ancient instinct! Phobias and fears are that part of the human nature and psychology that helps us survive. Here are some of them.
Here are some of them.
Tetraphobia is the fear of the number 4. Most likely caused by fears of death, because In Chinese and Japanese, this number means failure and is also consonant with the word death. Somniphobia is the fear of sleeping. Paruresis is the fear of urinating in public. Omnibusophobia is the fear of buses. Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia - fear of big, long words. Nomophobia is the fear of being without a mobile phone. Coulrophobia is the fear of clowns. Hydrosophobia is the fear of sweating. Gephyrophobia – fear of bridges. Hexakosioyhexekontahexaphobia - fear of the number 666. Amaxophobia - fear of carriages. Arctophobia is the fear of plush toys. Phobophobia is the fear of a phobia. Alektorophobia – fear of roosters. Androticolobomassophobia - fear of men's ears...
More examples of some phobias
Pedalirophobia is the fear of playing the piano. People with this phobia may feel restless and anxious when they are near a piano or at the thought of playing one.
Cibophobia is the fear of food. Not all people enjoy the process of eating. Those who suffer from cibophobia may experience panic even at the sight of food, which can lead to serious eating problems.
Ornithophobia - fear of birds. Although many people adore birds, ornithophobia can cause intense fear for some, especially if the birds fly close to them.
Floxiphobia - fear of defects in the body or face. People with this phobia may suffer from persistent concerns about their appearance and minor "defects" that others might not notice.
Blepharophobia – fear of blinking. For those who suffer from this phobia, blinking the eyes can cause discomfort and even panic.
Declamatophobia - fear of speaking in public. For many people, public speaking can be a source of fear, but for those who suffer from declamatophobia, this fear can be especially intense.
Mellephobia - fear of bears. Although bears can be cute in pictures and cartoons, for some people even the thought of encountering a bear can cause fear.