These Phobias May Give You Phobia!


What is Phobia?

A phobia is an excessive and irrational fear reaction. If you have a phobia, you may experience a deep sense of dread or panic when you encounter the source of your fear. The fear can be of a certain place, situation, or object. Unlike general anxiety disorders, a phobia is usually connected to something specific.


Let see some strange phobias.


Algophobia: It is a phobia of pain - an abnormal and persistent fear of pain that is far more powerful than that of a normal person. It can be treated with behavioral therapy and anti-anxiety medication.


Aquaphobia: It is an irrational fear of water. Aquaphobia is considered a specific phobia of natural environment type in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. A specific phobia is an intense fear of something that poses little or no actual danger.


Cherophobia or  Aversion to happiness, also called fear of happiness, is an attitude towards happiness in which individuals may deliberately avoid experiences that invoke positive emotions or happiness.


Claustrophobia: It is the fear of confined spaces. It can be triggered by many situations or stimuli, including elevators, especially when crowded to capacity, windowless rooms, and hotel rooms with closed doors and sealed windows.


Agoraphobia: It is a mental and behavioral disorder, specifically an anxiety disorder characterized by symptoms of anxiety in situations where the person perceives their environment to be unsafe with no easy way to escape. These situations can include open spaces, public transit, shopping centers, or simply being outside their home. Being in these situations may result in a panic attack. Those affected will go to great lengths to avoid these situations. In severe cases people may become completely unable to leave their homes.


Erotophobia: It is described as an irrational and potentially debilitating fear of some object, person or act that is related to sex. This fear either impairs a person's desire or ability to have sexual relationships, or completely prevents a person's ability to have sex.


Free A Lonely Woman Sitting by Herself Stock Photo
Phobia : Visual Representation


Haphephobia:  It is a rare specific phobia that involves the fear of touching or of being touched.


Triskaidekaphobia: It is fear or avoidance of the number 13. It is also a reason for the fear of Friday the 13th.


Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia : The fear of 666 (six hundred sixty-six) as the number of the beast is called hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia. A variant is called hexakosioihekkaidekaphobia, which is the fear of 616 (six hundred sixteen).


Nomophobia: It is a word for the fear of, or anxiety caused by, not having a working mobile phone. It has been considered a symptom or syndrome of problematic digital media use in mental health, the definitions of which are not standardized.


Tetraphobia:  It is the practice of avoiding instances of the digit 4. It is a superstition most common in East Asian nations.


Driving phobia, driving anxiety, vehophobia, or driving-related fear (DRF) is a pathological fear of driving. It is an intense, persistent fear of participating in car traffic (or in other vehicular transportation) that affects a person's lifestyle, including aspects such as an inability to participate in certain jobs due to the pathological avoidance of driving. The fear of driving may be triggered by specific driving situations, such as expressway driving or dense traffic. Driving anxiety can range from a mild cautious concern to a phobia.


Follow us @ Facebook : Advanced Tech World


Find More at


Automobiles : Automobiles 


Aviation Blog : Aviation 


Students Help : Students