TITLE: Actual Phobias! Some real, some not (v1.0)
By Jacob Gibson
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Achoopopaphobia, the fear of sneezing so hard your eyeballs fly out (J)
Alektorophobia, fear of chickens.
Anatidaephobia, the fear that somewhere, somehow, a duck is watching you (Far Side).
Anglophobia, Fear of England or English culture, etc.
Arachibutyrophobia, Fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth.
Bobophobia, fear of people named Bob. (J)
Bolshephobia, Fear of Bolsheviks.
Cacomorphobia, fear of fat people
Cacomorsquishphobia, the fear of getting sat on by a fat person (J)
Caligynephobia or Venustraphobia, fear of beautiful women. (huh? what?)
Chachaphobia, fear of the cha-cha (J) (I like-a... do.. the cha-cha)
Chucknorrisphobia, the fear of Chuck Norris (very real) J
Discophobia, the fear of disco dancing or dancers (J)
Dutchphobia, Fear of the Dutch.
Enragedunawarephobia, the fear of angry ignorant people (possible) J
Excessappealophobia, fear of being too attractive (J)
Excessintelligentphobia, the fear of getting so smart your brain explodes (J)
Ephebiphobia, fear of teenagers. (if you aren’t yet a parent of a teen...)
*Flatulantophobia, the fear of passing gas in public places (very possibly real) J
Fastenophobia, the fear of forgetting to zip up your fly. (I forgot once while at work and it embarrassed me for a long time.) (J)
Francophobia or Gallophobia or Galiophobia, fear of France or French culture.
Geniophobia, fear of chins. :-))))))
Genuphobia, Fear of knees.
Germanophobia, Fear of Germany or German culture.
Gobbledygookophobia, the fear of randomness and nonsense (don’t read my stuff!) J
Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia or Sesquipedalophobia- Fear of long words.
Jakophobia, fear of people named Jacob (J)
Japanophobia, Fear of Japanese.
Judeophobia, Fear of Jews.
Lengthyrecordophobia, the fear of long lists like this one (J)
Lopuslipaphobia, the fear of being pursued by timber wolves around a kitchen table while wearing socks on a newly waxed floor. (Far Side)
Lyssophobia, fear of becoming insane
*Malaxophobia or Sarmassophobia
Noobautomobileoperateophobia, the fear of riding with first-time drivers (totally real) J
Osmophobia or Osphresiophobia, fear of smells or odors.
Panophobia or Pantophobia, fear of everything. (Charlie Brown: That’s it!)
Peladophobia, fear of bald people.
Phillophobia, fear of falling in love or being in love <3<3<3
Phobophobophobophobia, fear of being afraid of being afraid of being afraid (scary) J
Plungophobia, the fear of toilet plungers (J)
Polliticophobia, fear of politicians (I can relate)
Pogonophobia, fear of beards. :-)>>>>>
Russophobia, fear of Russians.
Siblinghurtophobia, the fear of beating up your younger brother/sister from being too annoying. (very possible) J
Sinophobia, fear of Chinese, Chinese culture.
Soceraphobia, fear of parents-in-law.
Syngenesophobia, fear of relatives.
Teutophobia, fear of German or German things.
Thanatoticklephobia, the fear of being tickled to death
Wazzupophobia, fear of someone saying, “Wazzuuuuuuuup!” (J)
Wedgeophobis, the fear of getting a wedgie. (J)
(Far Side comic: In the picture we see a dr. looking out the window of a tall building at a booth hung out of it by a metal arm. A man is locked inside with lots of snakes and yelling as he looks out the window of the booth. It says “Professor Gallaher and his controversial technique of simultaneously confronting the fear of heights, snakes, and the dark.” This is one that you have to see to really appreciate.)
“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” II Timothy 1:7
“So that we may boldy say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.” Hebrews 13:6
“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” Psalm 46:1
“There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.” I John 4:18
Fact: when I was younger I used to be afraid of many things including the dark, dogs (I got bit in the cheek as a child and needed stiches), bath robes (don’t laugh!), embarrassing myself, and talking to people, especially girls. Thanks to God’s help, I have overcome many of those fears. My family owns a big collie dog, I’m not as afraid of the dark, and I’m much less shy in public. I still need to overcome my fear of the future, failure, and not reaching my dreams, but God won’t give up on me or you.
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