Top 10 common phobias

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10:22 pm 31 Jul, 2010

A phobia is an irrational fear of an object or place which is caused by a problem that we can’t resolve. No amount of logic, it comes from deep inside and tremendously impacts our day-to-day life. Here is a list of ten common phobias.

10. Nyctophobia – Fear of Darkness:

Facing the monster in the closet, it is a vivid fear of darkness. If in the dark your heart rate pumps up, you sweat or shake then you are facing this phobia. You will also face a problem of bloodstained images, that stick your head and they will pop-up when you are in the dark. This phobia can be very dangerous in addition to being very emotionally stressful. This problem of Nyctophobia is nothing but developing your intense fear for a scary circumstance or object.

9. Agoraphobia – Fear of Public Places:

Derived from Greek word, it means “fear of public places.” People suffering from Agoraphobia rarely ever go out side because they think, they will find it hard to feel safe where large numbers of people gather. Nervousness about circumstances where escape may be embarrassing is the master symptom of this phobia.

8. Chorophobia – Fear of Dancing:

The problem of Chorophobia arises when you are in a frightening real event and you are asked to dance.  You feel surrounded by a group of nerds and you are the only ignorant amidst them. A strict breeding can make individual to think that it is inappropriate or sinful to dance. However you are aroused, excited and ecstatic in the event but can’t step forward thinking – “Well duh, if I could dance like that, I wouldn’t be scared at all.”

7. Spectrophobia – Fear of Ghosts:

The fear of ghosts was common when you where a kid but when this problem gradually increases with your age, you becomes a  spectrophobiac. Due to the combination of traumatic circumstances and genetics problems you can face Spectrophobia. To overcome this phobia you should change the way you think as well as the way you act. It will be helpfull in controlling your thoughts.

6. Cynophobia – Fear of Dogs:

Well, who is here to enter in a house where a massive dog barks like a jackhammer while giving a look to consume you:lol:. In Cynophobia, your reactions include running away, freezing in terror and attempting to hide. In fact, you can wet your pants by just seeing the teeth, the tail or the face of the dog.

5. Caligynephobia – Fear of Beautiful Women:

It’s like a silly situation when you were not really okay with the idea of a girl being so irresistible to the eye that you couldn’t stop thinking about her without being driven insane. Heck, it feels like slaying a titanic dragon when you are supposed to talk with the pretty lady. A broken affair, a modeling or acting rivalry, etc could be possible reasons and probable vulnerable conditions for Caligynephobia.

4. Acrophobia – Fear of Heights:

Depending on the severity of this phobia, an Acrophobic person may may fear on a high floor, climbing a ladder or anything that involves being on height. People suffering from this disorder avoids it by closing their eyes and relying on natural balance to stabilize themselves. If height is a regular part of your life then it is better to heal this fatal disease as soon as possible. Exposure therapy, virtual reality and antidepressants can be helpful in curing Acrophobia.

3. Ithyphallophobia – Fear of Erection:

The most dreaded condition known to man :shock:. Often your full blown missile salutes to the sky when you are talking, reading or watching something erotic. The worst situation arises when people gazes your hardon and pretend they didn’t notice anything, and turn around and start chatting with their friends (probably about what they just saw). 😀

2. Social Phobia:

This is the third largest psychological problem of America. This anxiety problem is a feeling of shyness and self-consciousness build into a powerful fear. In social phobia, person’s fears and concerns are focused on their social performance — whether it’s a major class presentation or small talk at the lockers.

1. Necrophobia – Fear of Death:

Death is a universal phenomenon and an eternal truth, no matter where you go in the world. It is obvious that fear of unknown is extremely powerful – “What is going to be happen when we will reach the other side of the veil of death?” Everyone imagine this question but if you are suffering from Necrophobia then certainly it will deprive you from enjoying the life. Life isn’t some trial to the next world, the here and now is all we have and all we need. The fear of death follows from the fear of life.  A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.

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