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Interesting and fun facts about phobias

scared cartoonA phobia is an overwhelming and debilitating fear of an object, place, situation, feeling or animal.

Phobias are more pronounced than fears. They develop when a person has an exaggerated or unrealistic sense of danger about a situation or object.

If a phobia becomes very severe, a person may organise their life around avoiding the thing that is causing them anxiety as well as restricting their day-to-day life. It can also causes him/her considerable anguish.

Below is a list of some different kinds of phobias compiled by Africa Redemption Magazine

  1. Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia is the fear of long words
  2. Melissophobia is the fear of bees
  3. Melophobia is the fear of music
  4. Myrmecophobia is the fear of ants
  5. Ombrophobia is the fear of rain
  6. Ornithophobia is the fear of birds
  7. Siderodromophobia is the fear of trains
  8. Tachophobia is the fear of speed
  9. Zoophobia is the fear of animals
  10.  Ichthyophobia is the fear of fish
  11. Triscadecaphobia is the fear of the number 13
  12. Ablutophobia is the fear of bathing
  13. Achluophobia is the fear of the dark
  14. Acrophobia is the fear of heights
  15. Agoraphobia is the fear of wide open spaces
  16. Aichmophobia is the fear of needles and pointed objects
  17. Acousticophobia is the fear of noises
  18. Amathophobia is the fear of dust
  19. Atychiphobia is the fear of failure
  20. Brontophobia is the fear of thunderstorms
  21. Catoptrophobia is the fear of mirrors
  22. Dendrophobia is the fear of trees
  23. Gatophobia is the fear of cats
  24. Heliophobia is the fear of sunlight
  25. Helminthophobia is the fear of worms
  26. Herpetophobia is the fear of reptiles
  27. Hippophobia is the fear of horses
  28. Iatrophobia is the fear of doctors

Interesting, right?

Add your own kinds of phobia to this list in the comment section below.

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