Guest Author - Rose Thomason
There are three defined types of phobias:
1. Specific or simple phobias--fear of an object or situation
2. Social phobias--fear of embarrassment or humiliation in social settings
3. Agoraphobia--fear of being away from a safe place.
Almost everyone is afraid of something. Some of the more common fears would include arachnophobia (spiders), aviophobia (flying) or even Acrophobia(heights).
Then you have the fears that are really rare, that maybe one in a million people share. Maybe you have Anuptaphobia (fear of staying single) or Apotemnophobia (fear of people with amputations).
So, see which fear you suffer from, and begin the healing process!
Macrophobia: fear of long waits. I have this one every time I go to the store *shudders*
Rhytiphobia: fear of getting wrinkles. Most celebrities and people in Hollywood have this.
Alektorophobia: fear of chickens. So thatís why theyíre vegetarians..
Ephebiphobia: fear of teenagers. EVERY parent has this fear!
Arachibutyrophobia: Fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth. Got Milk? Not if you have lactophobia.
Chionophobia: fear of snow.
Xanthophobia.: fear of the color yellow. So, would Chinoxanthophobia be the phobia of yellow snow?
Peladophobia: Fear of bald people
Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia: Fear of long words. So, people with this fear canít even write the word for their phobia? Can you call it Hippo for short?
Chrometophobia or Chrematophobia: Fear of money. I definitely donít have this!
Coimetrophobia: Fear of cemeteries.
Ablutophobia: Fear of washing or bathing. I know people like this.
Bromidrosiphobia or Bromidrophobia: Fear of body smells. These people too. They donít get along with the Ablutophobiaís.
Botanophobia: Fear of plants. I have this one. Wait, no. I have fear of watering plants. Nevermind.
Geliophobia: Fear of laughter. Why are you on this site?
Helmintophobia: Fear of being infested with worms. Corpses may have this fear, but they deal with it.
Phobophobia: Fear of fear
Stasibasiphobia: Fear of walking. Infants have this fear.
Taphephobia: fear of being buried alive.
Thaasophobia: Fear of sitting. Now, if you have this and Stasibasiphobia, youíre in real trouble.
Clinophobia- Fear of going to bed. Yes, my kids. This explains so much.
Lachanophobia- Fear of vegetables. Hmm, this too.