One of the common, yet strangest kinds of phobia seen in people is xenophobia. Whenever we meet people from a new land, it is difficult to open up to them easily. It’s completely normal to feel a little conscious around them. However, for many others, the anxiety associated with meeting a stranger can cause them great distress, a condition called xenophobia.
A bizarre phobia that exists in people is Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia. As long as the word is, the phobia is also associated with the fear of long words. Mankind can be afraid of almost anything, and this is one such phobia.
No one can escape the bitter truth that we will all die someday. It’s completely normal to be concerned of one’s well being and fear deadly or threatening situations in life. However, some people may find themselves having such a strong and intense fear of death that he/she cannot think of anything else. Such a condition is known as thanatophobia.
Nights and darkness have always been associated with grim thoughts and beliefs. While some people thoroughly enjoy the night lives these days, many others dread the ghastly night darkness. This kind of fear of darkness or night is known as nyctophobia.
Do people tell you that you speak at night but you don’t remember it? Does anyone at your home has a habit of mumbling, whispering or shouting in their sleep? It is a disorder but you don’t have to worry unless it is frequent and disturbing as it is not a medical problem. But it can be very embarrassing and should be handled with care.
Air travel has become an inseparable part of people’s life in this modern era. However, it may not be fascinating to roam in air, among the clouds for everyone. The intense fear and nervousness of flying is known as aerophobia. Aerophobia, also known as aviophobia or flight phobia, is signified by extreme fear and anxiety to travel by air in airplanes, helicopters, parachutes or other air transports.
Needles and injections have become an integral portion of medical treatment, thanks to the ever advancing science. However, even when the use of needles is something really inseparable during medical routines, many people tend to completely avoid the treatment due to the fear of needles and injections. Such extreme form of anxiety due to needles, syringes and injections is known as Trypanophobia.
Do you ever feel a rush of anxiety and disgust seeing a lotus pod or a honeycomb? As unusual as it may sound, this kind of phobia do exist and is known as trypophobia. Trypophobia is derived from Greek word “trypa” which means holes. The intense, irrelevant and strange fear and anxiety of holes, pods or other such punctured marks is known as trypophobia.
Do you feel squeamish when you get a sight of someone bleeding? If that is the case, you are not alone. Thousands of people have the same anxiety and fear triggered by the sight of blood. This is known as hemophobia.
Any person would feel a little uncomfortable when put in a closed room or a crowded metro. But, if a person is claustrophobic, he/she would feel constant anxiety and fear of being in such spaces. In fact, the person would be concerned and distressed prior to any such anticipated event in an enclosed place.