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Phobias!
« on: August 02, 2010, 05:20:05 PM »
So many phobias to acquire, so little time: http://phobialist.com/

What're yours?  :hatsale!:

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Re: Phobias!
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2010, 05:38:00 PM »
Deep/dark water.

I'm not afraid of deep water--as long as I can see the bottom. But if it's deep AND dark(aka: lakes, rivers, the ocean)? No WAY am I going in that.
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Re: Phobias!
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2010, 05:40:09 PM »
I don't know, to be honest. I think I would find a phobia in the list, but I haven't read through it yet.

Here's an intersting one:
Anatidaephobia is defined as a pervasive, irrational fear that one is being watched by a duck. The anatidaephobic individual fears that no matter where they are or what they are doing, a duck watches.


And yes, thes phobia really exists.

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Re: Phobias!
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2010, 05:58:52 PM »
Holy...! O_O

My fears >.>:

Acrophobia- Fear of heights.
Agliophobia- Fear of pain.
Agateophobia- Fear of insanity. (somehow, I'm afraid of becoming insane)
Agoraphobia - Fear of open spaces or of being in crowded, public places like markets. Fear of leaving a safe place. (the reason why I was in a mental hospital 4 years ago)
Aphenphosmphobia- Fear of being touched. (Haphephobia) (yes, I still feel awkward when someone wants nat to touch me, but it's not as bad as it used to be...it's rather a small fear of mine x.x)
Anthropophobia- Fear of people or society. (second reason why I was in a mental hospital)
Arachnephobia or Arachnophobia- Fear of spiders.
Atychiphobia- Fear of failure.
Agraphobia- Fear of sexual abuse.
Catagelophobia- Fear of being ridiculed.
Coulrophobia- Fear of clowns.
Erotophobia- Fear of sexual love or sexual questions.
Genophobia- Fear of sex.
Gerascophobia- Fear of growing old.
Hypengyophobia or Hypegiaphobia- Fear of responsibility.
Illyngophobia- Fear of vertigo or feeling dizzy when looking down.
Isolophobia- Fear of solitude, being alone.
Kakorrhaphiophobia- Fear of failure or defeat.
Katagelophobia- Fear of ridicule.
Mastigophobia- Fear of punishment.
Obesophobia- Fear of gaining weight.(Pocrescophobia)
Ophthalmophobia- Fear of being stared at.
Phallophobia- Fear of a penis, esp erect.
Philophobia- Fear of falling in love or being in love.
Poinephobia- Fear of punishment.
Testophobia- Fear of taking tests.
Thanatophobia or Thantophobia- Fear of death or dying.
Virginitiphobia- Fear of rape.

I'm so messed-up. x.X

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Re: Phobias!
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2010, 06:10:36 PM »
Aeroacrophobia (doesn't have to be open high places, though, just high places D:). that's all i can think of though

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Re: Phobias!
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2010, 06:12:33 PM »
The star equate the strength of the fear. 5 stars are the strongest fear, 1 is the weakest.
Acrophobia (Fear  of heights)***
Aviophobia (Fear of flying)***
Hypnophobia (Fear of being Hypnotized)***
Hydrophobia (Fear of water)*****


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Re: Phobias!
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2010, 06:14:37 PM »
oh, acrophobia is the one. i think i spelled heights wrong when i was searching for it :P

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Re: Phobias!
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2010, 06:17:29 PM »
Deep/dark water.

I'm not afraid of deep water--as long as I can see the bottom. But if it's deep AND dark(aka: lakes, rivers, the ocean)? No WAY am I going in that.
SAME!! I think it's related to fear of the unknown. o: The vastness of under the sea is just mindblowing.

And lol@fear of being watched by a duck; that's one of the best ones. Makes me wonder if there are people who were terrified by the Duck Song.

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Re: Phobias!
« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2010, 06:19:20 PM »
i showed my brother the duck song... all three of them :D he was weirded out

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Re: Phobias!
« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2010, 06:24:40 PM »
..  :-\

Acrophobia- Fear of heights.
Athazagoraphobia - Fear of being forgotten or ignored
Coulrophobia- Fear of clowns.
Entomophobia/insectophobia - Fear of insects.
 - Apiphobia- Fear of bees.
 - Arachnophobia- Fear of spiders.
 - Spheksophobia- Fear of wasps.
Eremophobia- Fear of being oneself or of lonliness.
Social Phobia- Fear of being evaluated negatively in social situations.
 - Glossophobia- Fear of speaking in public or of trying to speak.
 - Katagelophobia- Fear of ridicule.
Thanatophobia or Thantophobia- Fear of death or dying.
Tomophobia- Fear of surgical operations.

And this:
Deep/dark water.

I'm not afraid of deep water--as long as I can see the bottom. But if it's deep AND dark(aka: lakes, rivers, the ocean)? No WAY am I going in that.

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Re: Phobias!
« Reply #10 on: August 02, 2010, 06:40:27 PM »
Reading this thread is going to traumatize someone with "Phobophobia- Fear of phobias." :p

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Re: Phobias!
« Reply #11 on: August 02, 2010, 07:09:23 PM »
i love that phobia :D that one and hippopottamonstrasasquepodaliophobia, the fear of long words

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Re: Phobias!
« Reply #12 on: August 02, 2010, 09:22:19 PM »
And lol@fear of being watched by a duck; that's one of the best ones. Makes me wonder if there are people who were terrified by the Duck Song.

It is actually an instinctive fear because a long, long time ago, there were huge duck-like animals who were apparently quite dangerous and this fear was passed from generation to generation. Now the remainders of this fear are still in our gens. Pretty interesting, if you ask me. :P

Hm... I don't know if it actually is a phobia, but my fear is that people who are close to me are unhappy/sad/depressed/etc.
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Re: Phobias!
« Reply #13 on: August 02, 2010, 09:51:49 PM »
Thanatophobia - Fear of death or dying.
Tomophobia- Fear of surgical operations.

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Re: Phobias!
« Reply #14 on: August 02, 2010, 10:04:32 PM »
Tonitrophobia- Fear of thunder. Just this one and Claustrophobia. Lol. I already lost my mind so there's no need to be scared of losing it again.  :)
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