Fear and Fear Itself

Fear+and+Fear+Itself

A.M.C Abyss, Mental Health Journalist

 

         Fear is very complex, to say the least. Hey guys, girls, non-binary pearls, and all of you in-between! We will be talking about the deep psychology behind our sense of fear. Is this just a simple game of chance or do we have a reason to be scared of anything? Some people say, “I have anxiety.” when they are really talking about a phobia. If you actually do not have anxiety, then you may want to phrase it like this: “I have a phobia,” which means a fear of something, like fear of spiders, or arachnophobia! This will help people understand better what you are trying to convey.

 

         Fear is an emotion but also a physiological problem. Or, well, not a problem but more of a reaction. Fear is an unpleasant often strong emotion caused by anticipation or awareness of danger. And before you say “Well it has something to do with anxiety. Anxiety is a very, very heightened fear but much worse (Those with Anxiety will know what I mean. If not look at my article on Anxiety). Fear is also a reaction from our instincts. Have you noticed that when you feel you are in danger you would also say you are scared? Now, what is the term scared linked with? That’s right, fear. We have been afraid from the start. Our ancestors have been afraid of predators, food shortage, survival. There is a very important reason to be afraid. You may know this reason and it is to simply protect us. 

 

Fight or Flight Syndrome? Many people use this expression for anxiety but it also applies for phobias.

 

That’s all for this article, take it easy guys, gals, non-binary pals, and all you other kiddos! Peace out!

 

Phobia List A-Z

 

  • Achluophobia – Fear of darkness
  • Acrophobia Fear of heights
  • Aerophobia – Fear of flying
  • Algophobia – Fear of pain
  • Agoraphobia – Fear of open spaces or crowds
  • Aichmophobia – Fear of needles or pointed objects
  • Amaxophobia – Fear of riding in a car
  • Androphobia – Fear of men
  • Anginophobia – Fear of angina or choking
  • Anthrophobia – Fear of flowers
  • Anthropophobia Fear of people or society
  • Aphenphosmphobia – Fear of being touched
  • ArachibutyrophobiaFear of peanut butter
  • Arachnophobia Fear of spiders
  • Arithmophobia – Fear of numbers
  • Astraphobia – Fear of thunder and lightning
  • Ataxophobia – Fear of disorder or untidiness
  • Atelophobia – Fear of imperfection
  • Atychiphobia – Fear of failure
  • Automatonophobia – Fear of Human-Like Figures
  • Autophobia – Fear of being alone

  • Bacteriophobia – Fear of bacteria
  • Barophobia – Fear of gravity
  • Bathmophobia – Fear of stairs or steep slopes
  • Batrachophobia – Fear of amphibians
  • Belonephobia – Fear of pins and needles
  • Bibliophobia – Fear of books
  • Botanophobia – Fear of plants

  • Cacophobia – Fear of ugliness
  • Catagelophobia – Fear of being ridiculed
  • Catoptrophobia – Fear of mirrors
  • Chionophobia – Fear of snow
  • Chromophobia – Fear of colors
  • Chronomentrophobia – Fear of clocks
  • Chronophobia – Fear of Time
  • Claustrophobia – Fear of confined spaces
  • Coulrophobia Fear of clowns
  • Cyberphobia – Fear of computers
  • Cynophobia – Fear of dogs

  • Dendrophobia – Fear of trees
  • Dentophobia – Fear of dentists
  • Domatophobia – Fear of houses
  • Dystychiphobia – Fear of accidents

  • Ecophobia – Fear of the home
  • Elurophobia – Fear of cats
  • Entomophobia – Fear of insects
  • Ephebiphobia – Fear of teenagers
  • Equinophobia – Fear of horses

  • Gamophobia – Fear of marriage
  • Genuphobia – Fear of knees
  • Glossophobia – Fear of speaking in public
  • Gynophobia Fear of women

  • Iatrophobia – Fear of doctors
  • Insectophobia – Fear of insects

  • Leukophobia – Fear of the color white
  • Lilapsophobia – Fear of tornadoes and hurricanes
  • Lockiophobia – Fear of childbirth

  • Mageirocophobia – Fear of cooking
  • Megalophobia – Fear of large things
  • Melanophobia – Fear of the color black
  • Microphobia – Fear of small things
  • Mysophobia – Fear of dirt and germs

  • Necrophobia – Fear of death or dead things
  • Noctiphobia – Fear of the night
  • Nosocomephobia – Fear of hospitals
  • Nyctophobia Fear of the dark

  • Obesophobia – Fear of gaining weight
  • Octophobia – Fear of the figure 8
  • Ombrophobia – Fear of rain
  • Ophidiophobia Fear of snakes
  • Ornithophobia Fear of birds

  • Papyrophobia – Fear of paper
  • Pathophobia – Fear of disease
  • Pedophobia – Fear of children
  • Philematophobia Fear of Kissing
  • Philophobia – Fear of love
  • Phobophobia Fear of phobias
  • Podophobia – Fear of feet
  • Porphyrophobia – Fear of the color purple
  • Pteridophobia – Fear of ferns
  • Pteromerhanophobia – Fear of flying
  • Pyrophobia – Fear of fire

  • Samhainophobia – Fear of Halloween
  • Scolionophobia – Fear of school
  • Scoptophobia Fear of being stared at
  • Selenophobia – Fear of the moon
  • Sociophobia – Fear of social evaluation
  • Somniphobia – Fear of sleep

  • Tachophobia – Fear of speed
  • Technophobia – Fear of technology
  • Tonitrophobia – Fear of thunder
  • Trypanophobia Fear of needles/injections
  • Trypophobia Fear of Holes

V-Z 

  • Venustraphobia – Fear of beautiful women
  • Verminophobia – Fear of germs
  • Wiccaphobia – Fear of witches and witchcraft
  • Xenophobia – Fear of strangers or foreigners
  • Zoophobia – Fear of animals
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