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07 June 2010

What are these people afraid of?

People can develop phobias about many different things, such as spiders, the darkness, social situations, food, enclosed spaces, to name but a few.

"A phobia is a persistent, irrational fear that causes a person to feel intense anxiety". People can develop phobias about many different things, such as spiders, the darkness, social situations, food, enclosed spaces, to name but a few.

Agoraphobia - a fear of open spaces
Bibliophobia - a fear of books
Carcinophobia - a fear of cancer
Dendrophobia - a fear of trees
Ecclesophobia - a fear of church
Felinophobia - a fear of cats
Genuphobia - a fear of knees
Hydrophobia - a fear of the water
Isolophobia - a fear of being alone
Japanophobia - a fear of Japanese people
Kleptophobia - a fear of stealing
Lygophobia - a fear of darkness
Musophobia - a fear of mice
Necrophobia - a fear of death
Panophobia - a fear of everything
Ranidaphobia - a fear of frogs
Schlionophobia - a fear of school
Telosphobia - a fear of being last
Uranophobia - a fear of heaven
Venustraphobia - a fear of beautiful women
Wiccaphobia - a fear of witches
Xanthophobia - a fear of the colour yellow
Xenophobia - a fear of strangers or foreigners

 
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