Tuesday, January 18, 2005


I was writing a comment earlier and needed to look up the name for a specific phobia so I did a search on phobias and found a list that has all of the common, and some not so well known phobias.  There were approximately 540 different phobias!  Some phobias are serious and people have real issues with them, but there are some that just boggle the mind.  Here's a few that I didn't know about.

Aulophobia: the fear of flutes... (okay, I have to say that I dreaded when my son first started playing the flute, but fear it?  Not really...)
Alliumphobia:  fear of garlic (something all vampires suffer from).
Amathophobia:  fear of dust (nope, not me!)
Ballistophobia:  fear of missiles or bullets (sounds like a good phobia to have).
Coprophobia:  fear of feces  (someone is actually afraid of feces... why?  And how the heck do they clean themselves?)
Dextrophobia:  fear of objects at the right side of the body, and levophobia:  fear of things to the left side of the body (I hope nobody has both of these phobias at the same time)
Genophobia:  fear of sex (they just don't know what they're missing!)
Genuphobia:  fear of knees.  (Okay, I can understand gymnophobia, the fear of nudity... but there is also a phobia for just about every part of the body... chins, hands, noses... how can you be afraid of your own body... thats just crazy!)
Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia:  fear of long words (I'm not kidding, thats what it is called!)
Hypengyophobia:  fear of responsibility (I think I know a few people with that)
Logizomechanophobia:  fear of computers (now thats just sad!)
Papyrophobia:  fear of paper (I don't get it... how can you be afraid of paper?)
Phobophobia:  fear of phobias (of course)
Phronemonphobia:  fear of thinking (I definitely know some of those!)
Proctophobia:  fear of rectums (I don't fear rectums, I just hate having to deal with them all the time)
Sitophobia:  fear of food or eating (definitely not a problem here!)

For the complete  list of phobias, go here:  The Phobia List
To find the name of a particular phobia, go here:  The Indexed Phobia List


jcole16757 said...

Those were a good read.  I have to say I am a phobophobic.  Not really, I have no phobia's, I just wanted to say the word.

amy122389 said...

I personally think the govt should hand out Welbutrin for free after reading all of those phobias......oh my....

glopsblink said...

Coprophobia and Papyrophobia may go together!

I love this one: Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia What are they doing, making them face there fears or something?!

Oh gosh, I love it! Blessings. :D


angieabk said...

Be afraid,... be very afraid!!!!

That was too cute!  Loving it.

Going this weekend to buy a new car.  I'm scared to death.  Is there a phobia about car dealerships and the hours and hours and hours one must spend there?  Just curious!

Have a great week

bosoxblue6993w said...

PHILBINAPHOBI - The fear of Regis Philbin.

articwulf58368 said...

lmao. I didn't know there is so many phobia's. I think I have a fear of phobia now.

brandilynneliz said...

Hahahah, I was going to have this very long witty comment but this one stopped me...

Dextrophobia:  fear of objects at the right side of the body, and levophobia:  fear of things to the left side of the body (I hope nobody has both of these phobias at the same time)

I about peed on myself from laughing at the idea of being that skered of both sides... ok I am a dork...


lucky69monkies said...

  Thanks for your comment. I do stupid things like sticking nerds in my ears and thinking bears talk all the time. I'm known for walking into my sliding glass door at least once a day. Barney is really true?!!! YES! You know..Me and my little sister used to have a fight about that..She said no..I said yes..He sings and dances and sings that " I love you" song... I'll forever be myself..Such a kid at heart. Well I hope you keep coming back and reading my journal. Thanks!!


purplectigger said...

Great list. Of course I agree with you those are just silly. What boggles my mind is , someone researched all that stuff to come up with that list. I wonder if they are afraid of anything. LOL.