Are you scared of something? If so, congratulations you have a phobia! I was wondering about some strange things to be scared of and then realised that they most probably have a name for them. I can say that I have Acrophobia, which is to have a fear of heights.
Here are the scientific names for some common fears people have, you may already know some of them, but you may not.
Achluophobia – Fear of darkness.
Arachnophobia – Fear of spiders.
Arsonphobia – Fear of fire.
Aerophobia – Fear of flying.
Coulrophobia – Fear of clowns.
Dentophobia – Fear of dentists.
Then I found some funny fears to have and thought I would give my opinion to not let it bother you!
Arachibutyrophobia is the fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth – Don’t eat peanut butter.
Barophobia is the fear of gravity – Get off this planet!
Neophobia is the fear of new things or ideas – I’d suggest building an “old” time machine and going back a few years.
Euphobia is the fear of hearing good news – Live all alone, have no contact with anyone else, don’t play the lottery and make sure your life is very miserable.
Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia is the fear of long words – Don’t ask anyone what the scientific name is for the fear of long words.
Logizomechanophobia is the fear of computers – if you have this, please leave a comment explaining what the hell you’re doing reading this blog!
I know three people who have globophobia, which is the fear of balloons. Birthday parties must have sucked as a kid with no balloons. So if you know of anyone with a phobia, please leave a comment saying the scientific name or just what they’re scared of.