Some phobias may sound funny or odd to others but not to those who are actually suffering from them. Here are some interesting phobias that I found.
Philophobia: Fear of LOVE
My opinion: To fear love is kind of hard, don't you think? Because you fear of falling in love, you build a wall around yourself so that no one can get near you and you become lonely with no one by your side. That's just sad. I don't think anyone should be afraid of love. It's not like it's a bad thing. The worse thing that could happen is that you get heartbroken but hey, everyone experiences that. It's kinda like the circle of life or something. I don't think anyone should fear falling or being in love because that would be impossible because everyone's going to fall in love someday. It's the human nature to love, right? To avoid something that's impossible is just crazy talk! Haha! But then again, I never had this kind of phobia so what do I know, right? It's not like those people who's suffering from this phobia asked to be like this. Who in the right mind would ever want to afraid of love?
Phobophobia: Fear of Having a PHOBIA
My opinion: It must really be difficult for those who are suffering from this. To have a phobia of developing a phobia is like having a phobia of the master of all phobias. Does what I just said make any sense to you? Oh, well.
Somniphobia: Fear of SLEEP
My opinion: I so don't ever want to develop this phobia because I love sleeping. Haha! I sleep in class a lot since school. It's pretty sad for someone to fear sleep. Sleep is a way we rest, right? So if you don't sleep, you won't get any rests and that's not good for your health. It might be dangerous too. If you're sleepy, you can't do anything right and you can't focus. This may lead to accidents. It's pretty dangerous.
Claustrophobia: Fear of Being CLOSED IN
My opinion: I think this is a pretty common phobia. I've heard of it before. If you love Korean dramas then you would probably have watched "Secret Garden", right? Yeah, it's like really famous in Korea. In this hit drama, Hyun Bin's character is claustrophobic. That's why he got all freaked out when he entered the tunnel while driving. And yet he still managed to look so handsome. Hehehe~ It must have been hard for those people who are claustrophic. They can't be in closed in places which can sometimes be difficult because they can't take the lift. So what are they going to do? Take the stairs? Well, they can but what if it's a really, really tall building with so many levels? It would be hard.
Hyun Bin, everybody!Androphobia: Fear of MEN
My opinion: Fear of men? This just crossed my mind. Your dad's a man so does that mean those who are androphobic are afraid of their fathers? What about their brothers and grandfathers? Their uncles? Their male cousins??? (I think too much).
Gynophobia: Fear of WOMEN
My opinion: Does that mean only men have this phobia. Women can't possibly develop this phobia, right? I mean, that's like fearing yourself. If you're a woman and you're afraid of women then it means you're afraid of yourself? How can you avoid yourself? One thing that came to mind. SURGERY. Whoa! Errrr... I hope no women would ever develop this phobia.
Medication Phobia: Fear of MEDICATION
My Opinion: Ohohoho.. To be afraid of medication has got to be difficult since you need medication when you're sick or you could die if it's left untreated. This is about life and death, people. It's serious. Really serious. It is serious, right? Hehe~
Phasmophobia: Fear of GHOSTS
From Wikipedia: The fear of ghost in many human cultures is based on beliefs that some ghosts may be malignant towards people and dangerous (within the range of possible attitudes including mischievous, benignant, indifference, etc.). The fear of ghosts is sometimes referred to as phasmophobia and erroneously spectrophobia, the latter being an established term for fear of mirrors and one's own reflection.
My opinion: I say this is all those horror movies' faults. We should stop making movies about avenging ghosts with long hairs and wearing white clothes (why is it that ghosts are always women in movies?) killing people and start making movie that could actually have some moral in them. And why is it that people these days love to watch scary movie? Then you get all paranoid and scared that something is watching you after the movie is over. Seriously...
These are other interesting phobias that I Found:
Ambulophobia: Fear of walking
But don't get confused with people who actually has this phobia with people who are just too lazy to walk.
Selenophobia: Fear of the moon
There are people who are afraid of the moon? But I like the moon (some of my friends call me "mun"). hikhik~
Panaphobia: Fear of everything
Whoa! And you guys thought you have problems, huh? Being afraid of everything? That's serious.
Oenophobia: Fear of wine
So does that mean they don't drink alcohol? That's good.
Logizomechanophobia: Fear of computers
If you're reading this, then you probably don't have this unless you're not reading this through your computer.
Some of these phobias may seem irrational to you but that's what phobias aren't supposed to be rational. It may seem funny to you but to the people who are actually suffering from this phobias.. yeah, they don't really think it's amusing. In fact, it can be stressful so let us not laugh at these people. It's not like they ask to be like this.
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