Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Phobias

Phobia is an intense fear of something or anything which creates anxiety or panic.. I hate spiders... To be honest, I am scared of spiders.. and it is called Arachnophobia.. Heard of it?

I am listing down some uncommon, interesting, strange phobias you might have not heard of... and there are lot, many who suffer...

1. Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia – Fear of long words.

2. Pentheraphobia – The fear of mother in law.





3. Ablutophobia – The fear of bathing.

4. Eisoptrophobia – The fear of seeing oneself in mirror.

5. Cacophobia – Fear of ugliness.

6. Domatophobia – Fear of being stuck in a house.

7. Politicophobia – Fear of politicians.

8. Arrhenphobia – Fear of men.

9. Gynophobia – Fear of women.

10. Peladophobia – The fear of turning bald or a fear aroused when around bald people.



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