Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Phobias

I read that the average man has 2.21 phobias.
Women have 3.55!
What about you?

I hope none reading suffer from barophobia which I think would be the worst phobia on the list. This is the fear of gravity. Would this be the fear that gravity might suddenly stop or the fear of being attached to the planet itself? This is just too terrible and being as susceptible as I am, I am afraid I will develop it. The second worst one is optophobia, the fear of opening one's eyes. I can understand the fear of closing one's eyes, but opening?
Other peculiar ones are:
Dutchphobia- Fear of the Dutch.
Porphyrophobia- Fear of the color purple.
Lutraphobia- Fear of otters.


Reading this list makes me almost glad for the phobias I do have. Which, to name a few are:
Dentophobia- Fear of dentists.
Hypsiphobia or acrophobia- Fear of heights.
To a limited degree, laliophobia or lalophobia- Fear of speaking.
and as for the rest you will have to guess.

They are NOT:
Metrophobia- Fear or hatred of poetry.
Sophophobia- Fear of learning.
Telephonophobia- Fear of telephones.
Homilophobia- Fear of sermons.
Ouranophobia or Uranophobia- Fear of heaven.

3 comments:

Elle said...

Agraphobia- Fear of sexual abuse.
Agrizoophobia- Fear of wild animals.
Aichmophobia- Fear of needles or pointed objects.
Albuminurophobia- Fear of kidney disease.
Algophobia- Fear of pain.
Allodoxaphobia- Fear of opinions.
Amathophobia- Fear of dust.
Amaxophobia- Fear of riding in a car.
Amnesiphobia- Fear of amnesia.
Amychophobia- Fear of scratches or being scratched.
Anginophobia- Fear of angina, choking or narrowness.


And that's just the "A's!" Who makes this stuff up??

Carol said...

I don't think they are making them up, unfortunately, only compiling.

Jennifer said...

I have a few myself, but didn't have the patience to read through the entire list (!!!) looking for my own! That was a thouroughly comprehensive list!!! :O