The ABC's of Phobias 2

Ataxophobia - Fear of disorder or untidiness. May also be associated with obsessive-compulsive disorder.


Belonephobia - Fear of pins and needles. If you have this, you fear getting medications via injections, vaccinations, even testing your blood.


Catoptrophobia - Fear of mirrors. Most people with this fear are not actually afraid of the mirror itself. Instead, they are afraid of the reflections within.


Dendrophobia - Fear of trees. It is usually triggered from a traumatic childhood experiences, like getting poked by low or fallen branch or a tree falling onto them.


Ephebiphobia - Fear of teenagers. Much of this fear is worsened by modern media coverage of bad behaviors.


Frigophobia - Fear of cold or cold things. Sufferers of this problem bundle up in heavy clothes and blankets, regardless of the ambient air temperature.


Gamophobia - Fear of marriage. People who suffer from this phobia prefer being bachelors/spinsters for life, or staying in a committed relationship without ever tying the knot.


Harpaxophobia - Fear of being robbed. The fear may include the idea of being burgled when in the house as well as being mugged in the street.


Iophobia - Fear of poison or rust. Sufferers often will not trust food or drink even when offered by close friends.


Japanophobia - Fear of Japanese people or culture. Some believe this fear results from the nature of the Japanese culture being difficult to understand and at times impenetrable to outsiders.


Kenophobia - Fear of voids, empty rooms, or barren spaces. This fear can be passed on from the parents if they have lived in a house that may be viewed by others as a clutter, but for that household it fills the emptiness of the space.


Leukophobia - Fear of the color white. The causes of the fear may include bad experiences with winter sports as snow is white.


Melissophobia - Fear of bees. This common fear usually surfaces after getting stung by a bee, or after learning that getting stung by a bee could result in serious effects, like developing anaphylaxis.


Nelophobia - Fear of glass. The most fearful aspect of glass is it's fragility, meaning it breaks easily into shards that can cause injury.


Ostraconophobia- Fear of shellfish. Sufferers are afraid of food poisoning or other allergic reactions to shellfish, even if they have never previously had such an allergy.


Paraskavedekatriaphobia - Fear of Friday the 13th. The fear is often triggered after learning the myth that Friday the 13th is a day of bad luck.


Quadraphobia- fear of the number four. This fear is mainly suffered in several Asian countries like China, Vietnam, Korea, and Japan, as that the word four rhymes with “death” in their native languages.


Rhytiphobia - Fear of getting wrinkles. People with this fear are afraid that if they get wrinkles, they will reveal their actual age, or they are scared that people will not think they are attractive anymore.


Scoleciphobia - Fear of worms, especially parasitic worms. This phobia might include related organisms like caterpillars, maggots, grubs, and tapeworms.


Tachophobia - Fear of speed. Commonly a fear of traveling too fast, the person could even be afraid of talking or eating too fast or experiencing a fast-paced life.


Urophobia - Fear of urine or urinating. The afflicted individual often feels that someone is watching or listening while they are trying to urinate.


Vehophobia – The fear of driving. Some individuals are only anxious about driving on highways or on certain dreaded routes.


Walloonphobia- Fear of the Walloons. The Walloons live in Wallonia, the French-speaking region of southern Belgium, and people may have an irrational fear of this group of people due to misunderstandings of their culture and heritage.


Xerophobia: Fear of dryness. sufferers may avoid trips/vacations to desert areas because they fear the animals that live in these places and they might die of thirst.


Ylophobia – Fear of trees, forests or wood. Some people who suffer from this phobia cannot go anywhere with wood (homes, offices, restaurants, museums) or even walk on wooden floors.


Zythophobia - Fear of beer. Suffers may be afraid of beer due to the contents within it, especially that beers contain fermented yeasts, believing that consuming it would put live parasites in the body.

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