Do you love a good horror film? Will you stay up late reading a dark romance and imagine a vampire coming to steal you into the night? When faced with our fear, the rush of blood can leave you dizzy and the surge of adrenaline can weaken the knees. I love a good scare. So when thinking about this Halloween Hop, I thought it might be interesting to take a look at those sometime irrational phobias that can paralyze us with fear.
Acrophobia is the fear of heights but not to be confused with vertigo, which is a condition of disorientation when looking down from a great height. People with Acrophobia will often refused to climb stairs.
Agoraphobia is the fear of open spaces and is the most common phobia.
Arachnophobia is the fear of spiders, and not just having a spider crawl across the carpet. But people will fear spider webs and pictures of spiders.
Astraphobia is the fear of thunder and lightning, most common in children.
Aviatophobia is the fear of flying and probably one of the most known phobias.
Claustrophobia is the fear of enclosed, tight or small spaces
Entemophobia is the fear of insects. I think many of us hate bugs.
Erythrophobia is the fear of blushing. People with this phobia become very self-conscious which then makes the condition worse.
Nosophobia is the irrational fear of having or developing a disease. If you have this phobia, you’re probably told you’re a hypochondriac by your doctor.
Nyctophobia is the fear of the dark and tends to be a condition for children.
Ophidiophobia is the fear of snakes but if you fear other reptiles then you have herpetophobia. Usually people with these phobia just aren’t afraid of the reptiles and snakes, but also pictures of snakes and even talking about snakes sends a shiver of fear down their spine.
Trypanophobia is the fear of medical injection or medical needles, sometimes to the point of low blood pressure and fainting. However, if you just fear needles than you are known to have aichmophobia.
Zoophobia is the fear of animals. Zoophobia usually develops because of a traumatic experience with an animal.
Is there a phobia or fear, even if it’s made up, that fits you?
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