Hello all, many of us have phobias. Here is some info. on phobias. Feel free to list your phobias.
Phobias are the most common mental disorder in the U.S. While not comprehensive, this phobia list offers a glimpse of the many phobias that can have a serious impact on an individual's life.
Acrophobia - Fear of heights. Agliophobia - Fear of pain. Agoraphobia - Fear of open spaces or crowds. Aichmophobia - Fear of needles or pointed objects. Amaxophobia - Fear of riding in a car. Androphobia - Fear of men. Anginophobia - Fear of angina or choking. Anthrophobia - Fear of flowers. Anthropophobia - Fear of people or society. Aphenphosmphobia - Fear of being touched. Arachnophobia - Fear of spiders. Arithmophobia - Fear of numbers. Astraphobia - Fear of thunder and lightening. Ataxophobia - Fear of disorder or untidiness. Atelophobia - Fear of imperfection. Atychiphobia - Fear of failure. Autophobia - Fear of being alone. B Bacteriophobia - Fear of bacteria. Barophobia - Fear of gravity. Bathmophobia - Fear of stairs or steep slopes. Batrachophobia - Fear of amphibians. Belonephobia - Fear of pins and needles. Bibliophobia - Fear of books. Botanophobia - Fear of plants. C Cacophobia - Fear of ugliness. Catagelophobia - Fear of being ridiculed. Catoptrophobia - Fear of mirrors. Chionophobia - Fear of snow. Chromophobia - Fear of colors. Chronomentrophobia - Fear of clocks. Claustrophobia - Fear of confined spaces. Coulrophobia - Fear of clowns. Cyberphobia - Fear of computers. Cynophobia - Fear of dogs. D Dendrophobia - Fear of trees. Dentophobia - Fear of dentists. Domatophobia - Fear of houses. Dystychiphobia - Fear of accidents. E Ecophobia - Fear of the home. Elurophobia - Fear of cats. Entomophobia - Fear of insects. Ephebiphobia - Fear of teenagers. Equinophobia - Fear of horses. G Gamophobia - Fear of marriage. Genuphobia - Fear of knees. Glossophobia - Fear of speaking in public. Gynophobia - Fear of women. H Heliophobia - Fear of the sun. Hemophobia - Fear of blood. Herpetophobia - Fear of reptiles. Hydrophobia - Fear of water. I Iatrophobia - Fear of doctors. Insectophobia - Fear of insects. K Koinoniphobia - Fear of rooms. L Leukophobia - Fear of the color white. Lilapsophobia - Fear of tornadoes and hurricanes. Lockiophobia - Fear of childbirth. M Mageirocophobia - Fear of cooking. Megalophobia - Fear of large things. Melanophobia - Fear of the color black. Microphobia - Fear of small things. Mysophobia - Fear of dirt and germs. N Necrophobia - Fear of death or dead things. Noctiphobia - Fear of the night. Nosocomephobia - Fear of hospitals. O Obesophobia - Fear of gaining weight. Octophobia - Fear of the figure 8. Ombrophobia - Fear of rain. Ophidiophobia - Fear of snakes. Ornithophobia - Fear of birds. P Papyrophobia - Fear of paper. Pathophobia - Fear of disease. Pedophobia - Fear of children. Philophobia - Fear of love. Phobophobia - Fear of phobias. Podophobia - Fear of feet. Porphyrophobia - Fear of the color purple. Pteridophobia - Fear of ferns. Pteromerhanophobia - Fear of flying. Pyrophobia - Fear of fire. S Scolionophobia - Fear of school. Selenophobia - Fear of the moon. Sociophobia - Fear of social evaluation. Somniphobia - Fear of sleep. T Tachophobia - Fear of speed. Technophobia - Fear of technology. Tonitrophobia - Fear of thunder. Trypanophobia - Fear of injections. V-Z Venustraphobia - Fear of beautiful women. Verminophobia - Fear of germs. Wiccaphobia - Fear of witches and witchcraft. Xenophobia - Fear of strangers or foreigners. Zoophobia - Fear of animals.
My phobias are:
Claustrophobia. I hate getting an MRI done, because its like being in a coffin.
Acrophobia. Fear of heights
(Trigger)Virginityphobia, or Virginphobia: (cant remember which its called): The fear of being raped.
Also I have a fear of being murdered (after being raped). There is no name for this phobia.
A phobia is an overwhelming and unreasonable fear of an object or situation that poses little real danger. Crowds are scarey. Imperfection is really fear of failure or acceptance...but in reality people are drawn to imperfection and vulernbility is what endears people to us. perfection is not only not possible but subjective and real people hate those who come too close. Fear of beautiful women?...now we know why you feel safe here. Joye
Agliophobia - Fear of pain. Agoraphobia - Fear of open spaces or crowds Anthropophobia - Fear of people or society. Astraphobia - Fear of thunder and lightening Atelophobia - Fear of imperfection. Atychiphobia - Fear of failure. Autophobia - Fear of being alone. Coulrophobia - Fear of clowns (im scared of clowns but not Slipknot lol ) Equinophobia - Fear of horses (had bad experiance with a horse) Glossophobia - Fear of speaking in public Lilapsophobia - Fear of tornadoes and hurricanes. Lockiophobia - Fear of childbirth Necrophobia - Fear of death or dead things (im deadly scared to die) Pteromerhanophobia - Fear of flying. (scared of it since 9/11 ) Xenophobia - Fear of strangers or foreigners (not on internet weirdly enough)
Claustrophobia- ahh very much so!!!! and i have a fear that wasnt on there.. I have a fear of getting old.. i have ever since I was little I dont like birthdays cause it means i am getting older.. my 23rd birthday is in aug and im already dreading it...
Ames, this is something to discuss with a therapist. Unreasonable fears that interfer with your life are not good things. Often once you uncover the trauma or event and see it through grown-up eyes, you can realize once and for all that you don't have to be afraid.
As for 23, that is a scary age...once you live past 50 you get free from all those pressures. I would not go back for anything but enjoy every years I get older. Joye
not trying to sound rude but hope7951 you make everything sound like its so easy....no matter how old i get ill never stop fearing death and its brother sleep...you cease to exist and everything you have actaully accomplished in life is turn into a huge waste in the end...if i could id live forever with my love...i jus hope when i die i can live in this heaven everyone speaks of or i would like to be reborn, as if i died i would like to come back as a new born child and live once more...
Kitten honey, I agree with you. Its not easy to get over many things. Ive seen different therapist for over 11 yrs, and I still havent gotten over many, many problems, no matter how often we work/worked at it. It just isnt that simple.
So sorry you have so many phobias you have to deal with. It must be quite hard. Big hugs honey.
I didn't say it was easy. I went to a therapist 8 years but am happy to have someone guide me to the place where I could let go of some of my fears while becoming better prepared to face the ones that would not ever go away. You don't have to live in fear and you don't have to feel out of control of your life. Good therapist do help. It does not happen over night but often takes years to resolve. I am happy I did that and encourage you to free yourself in a similar manner. For spiritual matters, all churchs offer private counseling to bring you to a place of peace and understanding. You life does not have to be as hard as it is for you. I'd like to see it get better. Joye
I have a good amount of fears-- Fear of snakes (cannot even look at them on TV or in a book or anything like that) Fear of flying (since 9/11) Claustrophobia Necrophobia Fear of Conflict (get panic attacks if confronted) Fear of Heights Fear of Spiders Fear of Dentists (wore braces for 12 years and had a terrible Orthodontist that did nothing for my teeth) That's about it can't think of anything more.
I hope this thread is still open. This is 2011. I have lilapsophobia (fear of tornadoes). I recently moved to Oklahoma, and we just had a very horrific tornado season. I can't move away. I recently got a storm shelter which helped me feel much better. I want to make sure I can get over this phobia all the way(like when I'm traveling or something).
Hello oldyoungchick, I believe you are new here? Welcome to the board. All posts are still open no matter how old they are.
I can understand your fear. When you live in an area such as Oklahoma, being fearful of a tornado, especially after going through a bad season, would be expected. Im glad you have a storm shelter now and you feel a bit safer. Stay safe.
Live everyday like it was your last, and eventually you'll be right.
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