Friday, December 17, 2010

Top Ten Weirdest Phobia Ever

10. Kathisophobia
The Fear of Sitting Down

It is an intense fear of the meeting or any activity that is related to pain while sitting. Also known as cathisophobia, thaasophobia, people who have been kidnapped or have been tortured as they sit on nails, pointed objects, amber burning, etc. usually suffer from this phobia.

9. Phobophobia
Fear of Fear, Fear of phobia

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 that are directly linked to other types of phobias, such as agoraphobia. Phobophobia might develop from other phobias, in which the intense anxiety and panic caused by the phobia might lead to fearing the phobia itself, which triggers phobophobia before actually experiencing the other phobia.

8. Telephonophobia
Fear of Telephone

Telephonophobia can be define as fear of generating or taking phone calls. Victims typically report fear that they would fail to respond appropriately in a telephone conversation, and fear finding absolutely nothing to say, which would finish in embarrassing silence, stammering, or stuttering. The associated avoidance behavior consists of asking others (e.g., relatives at home) to take their phone calls and exclusive use of answering machines. As being a outcome, the sufferers steer clear of several actions, for example scheduling events or clarifying info.

7. Ablutophobia
Fear of Bath

Ablutophobia will be the persistent, abnormal and unwarranted fear of bathing, washing, or cleansing. This phobia is a situational particular phobia. Ablutophobia tends to be more typical in children and ladies than in males and particularly with those those who are very emotional. Such a phobia makes you feel dejected and lonelier. It may be an influence of an event from the past linking bathing, washing or cleansing to emotional trauma. The original catalyst would be a real-life scare of some kind, the condition may also be triggered by any event observed on Tv, films or even witnessing someone else expertise trauma.

It is different from fear of water or hydrophobia as the person is not afraid of the water, but the cleansing. He might not care about the water if it is not being utilized to clean him/her. Those suffering form Ablutophobia expertise – dizziness, breathlessness, excessive sweating, heart palpitations, nausea, dry mouth, feeling sick, shaking, becoming mad or losing control.

6. Anthophobia
Fear of Flowers

Anthophobia is a persistent fear of flowers. Although victims usually understand that they face no threat from flowers, they invariably experience anxiety at the sight or thought. Any genus or species of flowers can instill fear, as can any flower component, for example a petal or stem. Anthophobia is also referred to as the fear of little harmless issues, such as a little torn piece of paper.

5. Chrometophobia
Fear of Money

Fear of money: An abnormal and persistent fear of money. Sufferers experience undue anxiety even though they realize their fear is irrational. They worry that they might mismanage money or that money might live up to its reputation as "the root of all evil." Perhaps they remember well the ill fortune that befell the mythical King Midas. His wish that everything he touched be turned to gold was fulfilled, and even his food was transformed into gold.

4. Nephophobia
Fear of Clouds

Nephophobia is the fear of clouds. The prefix nepho- is derived from the Greek word nephos meaning 'cloud'. Clouds in the sky and even cloud photos can cause extreme anxiety.

3. Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia
Fear of long words

Believe it or not, this is the fear of long words. If you suffer experience of anxiety looking at the word "Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia". You might be a victom of "Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia"....lol

2. Nomatophobia
Fear of Names

This normally cause by parents who give their child some abnormal, weird and funny name like "pizza", "road", "butt". Which later cause their child felt embarrass to their name thus afraid of the name.

1. Panophobia
Fear of Anything!

From the Greek 'pan' and 'phobos,' also called Omniphobia, Pantophobia, or Panophobia, is a medical condition known as a "non-specific fear" or "the fear of everything" and is described as "a vague and persistent dread of some unknown evil", or only seeing the extremes to everything.


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