Phobias

Today is Friday the 13th so let’s talk about things that scare us.

//side note the title looks like I’m trying to spell Tobias but phailed//

I have compiled a list for you of various phobias that do exist out there for you to enjoy:

CLASSIC

Acrophobia – fear of heights

arachnophobia – fear of spiders

Astraphobia – fear of thunder and lightning

Pyrophobia – fear of fire

Claustrophobia – fear of being closed in

Friggatriskaidekaphobia – fear of Friday the 13th

WAIT HOW DOES THAT WORK THEN

Phobophobia – fear of having a phobia

Omphalophobia – fear of navels

Hypnophobia – fear of sleep

Barophobia – fear of gravity. NOT the same as fear of heights

Phagophobia – fear of swallowing

Chronophobia – fear of time and time moving forward

JUST PLAIN MEAN

Aibohphobia – fear of palindromes

hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia – fear of long words

FUNNY

Anatidaephobia – the fictional fear that somewhere, somehow, a duck is watching you

ACTUALLY I KIND OF RELATE

Glossophobia – fear of public speaking

Atychiphobia – fear of failure

Gerascophobia – fear of growing old or aging

Decidophobia – fear of making decisions

Nomophobia – fear of being out of mobile phone contact (comes from no mobile phone, no greek or latin origin here)

SERIOUSLY THAT EXISTS

Mottephobia – fear of butterflies and/or moths

Tetraphobia – fear of the number 4

Halitophobia – fear of bad breath

Globophobia – fear of balloons and/or popping them

Chromophobia – fear of bright colours

AND SOME MORE

Automatonophobia – fear of anything that falsely represents and sentient being, like puppets.

Chaetophobia – fear of hair

Frigohobia – fear of getting cold

Hylophobia – fear of trees, forests of wood

Ombrophobia – fear of rain

Pogonophobia – fear of beards

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