Phobia is an irrational fear

Phobia is an irrational fear
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Phobia is an Irrational Fear. Phobia is usually described as an irrational fear of something which most of the times doesn’t pose any threat to us. Every one of us must have had a phobia at some point of our life.

Phobia is usually described as an irrational fear of something which most of the times doesn’t pose any threat to us. Every one of us must have had a phobia at some point of our life. Some have the most common fears such as fear of heights or fear of injections etc where as some have fears that are too preposterous to be even considered as a fear.

Some such fears which might give us a good laugh but are actual problems faced by a few people are

PHOBOPHOBIA

This might be the weirdest phobia as refers to the fear of fear itself! People with phobophobia have constant fear of phobia or developing one. If a person has been a victim of a particular phobia for a long time, he is most likely to have phobophobia. Even a person with no phobias in the past is likely to have this fear.

PHILOPHOBIA

When everyone is busy in a search for their better half there are people who live a life of solitude due to their irrational fear of being or falling in love. This is common in females rather than males. The symptoms for this might be sweating, irregular heartbeat, shortness of breath, nausea and feeling of restlessness.

SPECTROPHOBIA

This refers to the fear of looking at one’s own reflection in the mirror or the mirror itself. This is caused when someone believes that they are traumatized by the belief that they have seen ghostly apparitions. Even horror movies or books involving mirrors might be a cause.

ABLUTOPHOBIA

One of the most essential routine, taking a bath terrorizes some people. This is a fear of bathing or cleaning. This is seen mostly in children or women experiencing emotional instabilities due to past traumas.

ABLUTOPHOBIA

This is a phobia that every student seems to have!Fear or hatred of books. This is familiar among people with disabilities like dyslexia. The causes may differ from person to person based on their past experiences.

CHROMETOPHOBIA

Among all the money minded people there exists people who are afraid of money! This is by far one of the strange phobias you will ever come across. Though the cause of this fear is still unknown, it is known that many people suffer with this unusual fear.

CALIGYNEPHOBIA

When beauty is something that is appreciated by everyone, there are people with irrational fear of beautiful women. This is observed among adolescents and men. It causes panic attacks and damages one’s social interactions.

PHAGOPHOBIA

Here is a phobia that is not only weird but also very hard to live with, fear of swallowing. This is also known as choking phobia. This fear may lead to fear of eating causing malnutrition and weight loss.

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