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Old 04-13-2009, 09:48 AM   #1
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Default Some pretty bizzare phobias and their meanings (Quite long, but ammusing)

For the neurotics on ISH, here is a list of some really strange phobias and their meanings. Sure, there are thousands of fears that people have that have been psychologically and medically recognised, but these are the more interesting :

Ablutophobia - Fear of washing or bathing.
Acerophobia - Fear of sourness.
Aeronausiphobia - Fear of vomiting secondary to airsickness.
Albuminurophobia - Fear of kidney disease.
Alektorophobia - Fear of chickens.
Alliumphobia - Fear of garlic.
Allodoxaphobia - Fear of opinions (Definitely a few sufferers here on ISH).
Anablephobia - Fear of looking up.
Ancraophobia - Fear of wind.
Androphobia - Fear of men.
Anglophobia - Fear of England, English culture, ect.
Anthophobia/Anthrophobia - Fear of flowers.
Anthropophobia - Fear of people of society.
Apeirophobia - Fear of infinity.
Apotemnophobia - Fear of persons with amputations.
Arachibutyrophobia - Fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth.
Arithmophobia - Fear of numbers.
Astrophobia - Fear of stars and celestial space.
Asymmetriphobia - Fear of asymmetrical things.
Aulophobia - Fear of flutes.
Aurophobia - Fear of gold.
Auroraphobia - Fear of Northern Lights.
Autodysomophobia - Fear that one has a vile odor.
Automatonophobia - Fear of ventriloquist's dummies, animatronic creatures, wax statues-anything that falsely represents a sentient being.
Barophobia - Fear of gravity.
Basiphobia/ Basophobia- Inability to stand. Fear of walking or falling.
Batonophobia - Fear of plants.
Bibliophobia - Fear of books.
Blennophobia - Fear of slime.
Bogyphobia - Fear of bogies or the bogeyman.
Bolshephobia - Fear of Bulsheviks.
Bromidrophobia - Fear of body smells.
Cacophobia - Fear of ugliness.
Cainophobia - Fear of newness, novelty.
Caligynephobia - Fear of beautiful women.
Cardiophobia - Fear of the heart.
Carnophobia - Fear of meat.
Catapedaphobia - Fear of jumping from high and low places.
Chaetophobia - Fear of hair.
Chrematophobia - Fear of money.
Chromophobia/Chromatophobia - Fear of colors.
Cibophobia - Fear of food.
Clinophobia - Fear of going to bed.
Cnidophobia - Fear of strings.
Coitophobia - Fear of coitus.
Coprastasophobia - Fear of constipation.
Coprophobia - Fear of feces.
Crystallophobia - Fear of crystals or glass.
Cyberphobia - Fear of computers or working on a computer.
Cyclophobia - Fear of bicycles.
Cyprianophobia/ Cypridophobia/Cyprinophobia/Cypriphobia - Fear of prostitutes or venereal disease.
Decidophobia - Fear of making decisions.
Defecaloesiphobia - Fear of painful bowels movements.
Deipnophobia - Fear of dining and dinner conversation.
Dextrophobia - Fear of objects at the right side of the body.
Dutchphobia - Fear of the Dutch.
Dysmorphophobia - Fear of deformity.
Ecclesiophobia - Fear of church.
Ecophobia - Fear of home.
Electrophobia - Fear of electricity.
Eleutherophobia - Fear of freedom.
Emetophobia - Fear of vomiting.
Eosophobia - Fear of dawn or daylight.
Epistaxiophobia - Fear of nosebleeds.
Epistemphobia - Fear of knowledge (A few here suffer this one, too).
Euphobia - Fear of hearing good news.
Eurotophobia - Fear of female genitalia.
Francophobia/Galiophobia/ Gallophobia- Fear of France, French culture.
Geniophobia - Fear of chins.
Genuphobia - Fear of knees.
Gephydrophobia/ Gephyrophobia/Gephysrophobia- Fear of crossing bridges.
Germanophobia - Fear of Germany, German culture, etc.
Geumaphobia/Geumophobia- Fear of taste.
Graphophobia - Fear of writing or handwritting.
Hagiophobia - Fear of saints or holy things.
Hedonophobia - Fear of feeling pleasure.
Heliophobia - Fear of the sun.
Hellenologophobia - Fear of Greek terms or complex scientific terminology.
Helminthophobia - Fear of being infested with worms.
Hereiophobia/Heresyphobia- Fear of challenges to official doctrine or of radical deviation.
Heterophobia - Fear of the opposite sex.
Hierophobia - Fear of priest or sacred things.
Hippophobia - Fear of horses.
Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia/ Sesquipedalophobia- Fear of long words (Oh, the irony).
Hobophobia - Fear of bums or beggars.
Homichlophobia - Fear of fog.
Homilophobia - Fear of sermons.
Hyelophobia - Fear of glass.
Hylophobia - Fear of forests.
Hynophobia - Fear of sleep or of being hypnotized.
Hypegiaphobia/Hypengyophobia - Fear of responsibility.
Ichthyophobia - Fear of fish.
Ideophobia - Fear of ideas.
Isopterophobia - Fear of termites, insects that eat wood.
Ithyphallophobia - Fear of seeing, thinking about, or having an erect *****.
Japanophobia - Fear of Japanese.
Judeophobia - Fear of Jews.
Kathisophobia - Fear of sitting down.
Kenophobia - Fear of voids or empty spaces.
Kinesophobia/Kinetophobia/Kleptophobia - Fear of movement or motion.
Koinoniphobia - Fear of rooms.
Kolpophobia - Fear of genitals, particulary female.
Kosmikophobi - Fear of cosmic phenomenon.
Lachanophobia - Fear of vegitables.
Leukophobia - Fear of the color white.
Levophobia - Fear of things to the left side of the body.
Limnophobia - Fear of lakes.
Linonophobia - Fear of string.
Logizomechanophobia - Fear of computers.
Logophobia - Fear of words.
Lutraphobia - Fear of otters.
Medomalacuphobia - Fear of losing an erection.
Medorthophobia - Fear of an erect *****.
Megalophobia - Fear of large things.
Melanophobia - Fear of the color black.
Mertophobia - Fear or hatred of poetry.
Metallophobia - Fear of metal.
Metathesiophobia - Fear of changes.
Methyphobia - Fear of alcohol.
Microphobia/Mycrophobia- Fear of small things.
Mnemophobia - Fear of memories.
Monophobia - Fear of menstruation.
Motorphobia - Fear of automobiles.
Mottophobia - Fear of moths.
Mycophobia - Fear or aversion to mushrooms.
Mythophobia - Fear of myths or stories or false statements.
Myxophobia - Fear of slime.
Namatophobia - Fear of names.
Nebulaphobia - Fear of fog.
Neopharmaphobia - Fear of new drugs.
Neophobia - Fear of anything new.
Numerophobia - Fear of numbers.
Ochophobia - Fear of vehicles.
Octophobia - Fear of the figure 8.
Oenophobia - Fear of wines.
Ommatophobia/Ommetaphobia - Fear of eyes.
Oneirogmophobia - Fear of wet dreams.
Oneirophobia - Fear of dreams.
Onomatophobia - Fear of hearing a certain word or names.
Optophobia - Fear of opening one's eyes.
Orthophobia - Fear of property.
Ostraconophobia - Fear of shellfish.
Ouranophobia - Fear of heaven.
Pagophobia - Fear of ice or frost.
Panophobia/Pantophobia - Fear of everything.
Papaphobia - Fear fo the Pope.
Papyrophobia - Fear of paper.
Parthenophobia - Fear of virgins or young girls.
Pediophobia - Fear of dolls.
Pedophobia - Fear of children.
Peladophobia - Fear of bald people.
Phagophobia - Fear of swallowing or eating or of being eaten.
Phallophobia - Fear of *****, esp erect.
Phobophobia - Fear of phobias.
Phonophobia - Fear of noises or voices or one's own voice; of telephones.
Photophobia - Fear of light.
Phronemophobia - Fear of thinking.
Phthiriophobia - Fear of lice.
Plutophobia - Fear of wealth.
Pogonophobia - Fear of beards.
Porphyrophobia - Fear of the color purple.
Potamophobia - Fear of rivers or running water.
Potophobia - Fear of alcohol.
Proctophobia - Fear of rectums.
Prosophobia - Fear of progress.
Psellismophobia - Fear of stuttering.
Pteronophobia - Fear of being tickled by feathers.
Pupaphobia - Fear of puppets.
Rectophobia - Fear of rectum or rectal diseases.
Rhabdophobia - Fear of being severely punished or beaten by a rod, or of being severely criticized. Also fear of magic. (wand)
Rhypophobia - Fear of defecation.
Russophobia - Fear of Russians.
Scatophobia - Fear of fecal matter.
Scoionophobia - Fear of school.
Scoleciphobia - Fear of worms.
Scriptophobia - Fear of writing in public.
Selenophobia - Fear of the moon.
Seplophobia - Fear of decaying matter.
Siderophobia - Fear of stars.
Sinistrophobia - Fear of things to the left, left-handed.
Sinophobia - Fear of Chinese, Chinese culture.
Sitiophobia/Sitiophobia/Sitophobia/Sitophobia - Fear of food or eating.
Sophophobia - Fear of learning (Yet another that a few here on ISH suffer from).
Staurophobia - Fear of crosses or the crucifix.
Symbolophobia - Fear of symbolism.
Symmetrophobia - Fear of symmetry.
Teleophobia - Fear fo difinite plans. Fear of Religious ceremony.
Telephonophobia - Fear of telephones.
Teratophobia - Fear of bearing a deformed child or fear of monsters or deformed people.
Teutophobia - Fear of German or German things.
Textophobia - Fear of certain fabrics.
Thaasophobia - Fear of sitting.
Theatrophobia - Fear of theaters.
Theophobia - Fear of gods or religion.
Trichopathophobia/Trichophobia/Hypertrichophobia - Fear of hair.
Triskaidekaphobia - Fear of the number 13.
Tropophobia - Fear of moving or making changes.
Uranophobia - Fear of heaven.
Urophobia - Fear of urine or urinating.
Venustraphobia - Fear of beautiful women.
Verbophobia - Fear of words.
Vestiphobia - Fear of clothing.
Xanthophobia - Fear of the color yellow or the word yellow.
Xerophobia - Fear of dryness.
Xylophobia - Fear of wooden objects. Forests.
Zelophobia - Fear of jelousy.
Zeusophobia - Fear of God or gods.
Zemmiphobia - Fear of the great mole rat.
Zoophobia - Fear of animals.
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