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  1. #1 Whats your phobia? 
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    I came across this list on phobias on Wikipedia. I'm interested to know which phobias you guys and gals have, of course your not going to put intimate ones down, but if you put your pride aside you might respond for ones like heights, water, dogs etc.

    Personally I very much dislike heights and water not as much as that.


    * Acrophobia, Altophobia — fear of heights.

    * Agoraphobia — fear of a place or event where escape is impossible or when help is unavailable.

    * Algophobia — fear of pain.

    * Androphobia — fear of males.

    * Aquaphobia, Hydrophobia — fear of water

    * Arachnaphobia - fear of spiders

    * Astraphobia, Astrapophobia, Brontophobia, Keraunophobia — fear of thunder, lightning and storms; especially common in young children.

    * Autophobia — fear of being alone.

    * Aviophobia, Aviatophobia — fear of flying.

    * Bacillophobia, Bacteriophobia, Microbiophobia — fear of microbes and bacteria.

    * Cibophobia, Sitophobia — aversion to food, synonymous to Anorexia nervosa.

    * Claustrophobia — fear of confined spaces.

    * Coulrophobia — fear of clowns (not restricted to evil clowns).

    * Dental phobia, Dentophobia, Odontophobia — fear of dentists and dental procedures.

    * Dysmorphophobia, or body dysmorphic disorder — a phobic obsession with a real or imaginary body defect.

    * Emetophobia — fear of vomiting.

    * Ergasiophobia, Ergophobia — fear of work or functioning, or a surgeon's fear of operating.

    * Erotophobia — fear of sexual love or sexual questions.

    * Erythrophobia — pathological blushing.

    * Gephyrophobia — fear of bridges

    * Genophobia, Coitophobia — fear of sexual intercourse.

    * Glossophobia — fear of speaking in public or of trying to speak.

    * Gymnophobia — fear of nudity.

    * Heliophobia — fear of sunlight.

    * Hemophobia, Haemophobia — fear of blood.

    * Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia — fear of the number 666.

    * Hoplophobia — fear of firearms (guns).

    * Lalophobia, Laliophobia — fear of speaking.

    * Ligyrophobia - fear of loud noises.

    * Mysophobia — fear of germs, contamination or dirt.

    * Necrophobia — fear of death, the dead.

    * Neophobia, Cainophobia, Cainotophobia, Cenophobia, Centophobia, Kainolophobia, Kainophobia — fear of newness, novelty.

    * Nosophobia — fear of contracting a disease

    * Nyctophobia, Achluophobia, Lygophobia, Scotophobia — fear of darkness.

    * Osmophobia, Olfactophobia — fear of smells.

    * Paraskavedekatriaphobia, Paraskevidekatriaphobia, Friggatriskaidekaphobia — fear of Friday the 13th.

    * Panphobia — fear of everything or constantly afraid without knowing what is causing it

    * Phonophobia — fear of loud sounds.

    * Pyrophobia — fear of fire.

    * Radiophobia — fear of radioactivity or X-rays.

    * Sociophobia — fear/dislike of society or people in general (see also "sociopath").

    * Somniphobia — fear of sleeping.

    * Taphophobia — fear of the grave, or fear of being placed in a grave while still alive.

    * Technophobia — fear of technology (see also Luddite).

    * Tetraphobia - fear of the number 4.

    * Tokophobia — fear of childbirth.

    * Triskaidekaphobia, Terdekaphobia — fear of the number 13.

    * Trypanophobia, Aichmophobia, Belonephobia, Enetophobia — fear of needles or injections

    * Xenophobia — fear of strangers, foreigners, or aliens.


    * Ailurophobia -- fear of cats

    * Apiphobia, Melissophobia — fear of bees

    * Arachnophobia — fear of arachnids, usually specific to spiders

    * Chiroptophobia — fear of bats

    * Cynophobia — fear of dogs

    * Entomophobia — fear of insects

    * Equinophobia, Hippophobia — fear of horses

    * Herpetophobia — fear of reptiles

    * Musophobia — fear of mice and/or rats

    * Ophidiophobia — fear of snakes

    * Ornithophobia — fear of birds

    * Ranidaphobia -- fear of frogs

    * Zoophobia — a generic term for animal phobias


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    hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia - a persistent, abnormal, and unwarranted fear of long words


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    when I was little, I jumped out of a moving van, just being stupid (it was on a dare) I now get sick if I can see the street wizzing past me less then 4 feet away. It's o.k. If the car door's not open.
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    Supercalifragilistickexpialiphobus. The fear of Mary Poppins and stupid threads.
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    I was honestly going to put that down earlier I swear. Great minds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marnixR
    hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia - a persistent, abnormal, and unwarranted fear of long words
    ya think?
    Whence comes this logic: no evidence = false?

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    This is embarrasing...I have Tetraphobia.
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    I'm sorry to hear that BitBit.

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    I have a fear of spiders, and seeing as i am a big bloke people seem to enjoy playing on this fear and making me scream like a girl. About a month ago someone at work (still don't know who) put a spider in my tobacco tin which when opened at lunch time, made me throw my tin up into the air, rip of my t-shirt and knock a hot cup of tea over Mick who was siting next to me. Then after recovering from my multiple heart attacks, i turned to see them all laughing. Bastards.
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    I have a fear of heights, but only heights I'm not used to. In other words, I am afraid of being up on a roof of a 27 foot tall building pulling cable the first 2 times or so I'm up there, after that, when I'm used to my surroundings and the height, I do fine. But If I go inside and pull cable under the ceiling, I am scared again until I get used to that too. Flying is fine though.

    My Wife has a fear of cotton, and there is not even a name for that yet! I say we call it

    gossypiumfructussiccaphobia

    But I am not good at latin so it might need to be tweaked slightly, but it means fear of dry fruit of cotton, which I guess could mean fear of cotton balls, but I might be using fruit incorrectly in this context. Any Latin geeks around here to help me out?
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    Nothing frightens me

    Except a liar.
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    I don't know the word for it but I am afraid of the state of being afraid it is exteremly weird I basiclly evetually hit a limit is this making any sense and do you know what it is called. Also sutle Selene
    sorry I was gone so long, there are just to many undereducated people here I did not want to add to the problem but I am going to anyway
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    Phobophobia is the fear of fear itself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JaneBennet
    Phobophobia is the fear of fear itself.
    thank you it just sounded to weird to be right or rahter it made to much sense in english when it did not roll off th tongue right
    sorry I was gone so long, there are just to many undereducated people here I did not want to add to the problem but I am going to anyway
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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperNatendo
    Any Latin geeks around here to help me out?
    I know Latin, and I believe most of those words are not of Latin origin. I think they're largely Greek.
    "There is a kind of lazy pleasure in useless and out-of-the-way erudition." -Jorge Luis Borges
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    hmm.. mine is different !!
    I fear from odd numbers, when ever i complete any work that ends with odd numbers, like anything even a small work !!
    for example whenever i splash water on my face 3 times, then i feel like doing it 4th time, because i feel that if i don't then something bad will surely happen to me !!
    But now i am recovering from, this fear !!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yash
    hmm.. mine is different !!
    I fear from odd numbers, when ever i complete any work that ends with odd numbers, like anything even a small work !!
    for example whenever i splash water on my face 3 times, then i feel like doing it 4th time, because i feel that if i don't then something bad will surely happen to me !!
    But now i am recovering from, this fear !!
    These slight obsessive compulsion disorders' (i hate that term because it's sounds like your mad, but you're not!)
    are very common through different periods of our lives and more people than not have experienced them.
    They are especially common in young people or teenagers.

    Life can often be tumultuous and unsettling when young and there are lots of changes.

    These compulsions are a natural reaction for the psyche to make order where it feels disordered.
    Through forming patterns in our behaviour it provides a sense of order.

    Thank God the mind has this capacity to keep itself sane through these methods!

    Perfectly healthy and usually only temporary.

    Obsessions only get serious when we become obsessed about the obsession itself.

    Play along with it and it will fade when need be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Selene
    Nothing frightens me

    Except a liar.
    Um, I wasn't lying, my wife really is afraid of cotton balls. Look it up on the web, other people also suffer from this weird phobia.
    "It's no wonder that truth is stranger than fiction. Fiction has to make sense." - Mark Twain
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    Hoplophobia — fear of firearms (guns).
    I can identify with this one, it seems rather sensible lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperNatendo
    Quote Originally Posted by Selene
    Nothing frightens me

    Except a liar.
    Um, I wasn't lying, my wife really is afraid of cotton balls. Look it up on the web, other people also suffer from this weird phobia.
    I wasn't referring to you!

    Self self self self!!

    I have a new phobia-

    People who are obsessed with their selves!

    Oh and certain pretentious and two faced people.

    You know who you are
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    I couldnt find the actual one so i combined hydrophobia and botanophobia into hydrobotanophobia.. the fear of water plants!! (cuz i didnt see fear of seaweed)



    its odd that my first post is about what i irrationally fear the most eh? :?
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    Welcome to the forum. Don't worry about your first post being your fears, you've got the strength to tell them and hardly anyone here has :wink:.
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    i have a fear of cockroach that's why i always have an insecticide with me..^_^
    love will endure when you keep it pure...^_^
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    waw that's alot of phobias
    my phobia is all kind of bugs but i'm trying to get over it but they just look so disgusting
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    Awww they're not that bad .
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    I have fear of the dark but not so much of late. Earlier I managed to go into dark creepy loft to change the bulb, thus in dark to begin with.
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    Thats very brave. I find it very hard to stand over a bridge. In fact my hands are sweating now thinking about it. I've done it before but it wa really scary. My keyboards wet now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 425 Chaotic Requisition
    My keyboards wet now.
    dirty boy :wink:
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    Cynophobia — fear of dogs
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    Quote Originally Posted by Motivation
    waw that's alot of phobias
    my phobia is all kind of bugs but i'm trying to get over it but they just look so disgusting
    yeah. and you know what, if there's a cockroach inside my room flying and it hides somewhere, i won't sleep the whole night until i saw it dead. So the next morning i'll spray my room. hehe....yeah some of them are disgusting esp. when they crawl on your skin....wahhhhhhhhhhhh.....^_^
    love will endure when you keep it pure...^_^
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    Quote Originally Posted by assassin3000
    Cynophobia — fear of dogs
    some people develop a phobia of dogs because they saw patients who were infected by rabies and they were afraid to experience it too.
    love will endure when you keep it pure...^_^
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    I have no phobia :P
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