Imagine how it feels to live your life when your greatest fear is money… (more…)
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For most of us, myths are fun ways to explain our existence, explain why things came to be, or to demonstrate our creative thinking. This is simply not the case for those with mythophobia…
Mythophobia is known as the fear of myths. However, it is also known as the fear of false statements. Most often, people have this fear because of two reasons. One may be their particular religious beliefs. Some people are afraid that the higher entities portrayed in mythology may be real. These higher powers may have complete control or be evil in mythology, and the person may feel that the entity could harm them in reality. The other reason may be that they were lied to, and are afraid of being lied to again. Those who have mythophobia may refuse to read certain fiction books or see theatrical plays that may contain aspects of mythology if they fear mythology, or may not believe anything that they hear if they are afraid of being lied to. (more…)
Many outdoor activities are done for entertainment, but for a person with zoophobia, camping, hiking, or taking a trip to the zoo may prove to be very stressful… (more…)
Most of the world’s mythology revolves around a God or multiple Gods. To fear God(s) is to fear most of mythology. (more…)
With Valentine’s Day around the corner, what will you do as the fear of love grows stronger?
Philophobia can be defined as the fear of love and has been described as one of the most “unusual fears” that people have. It is known to be more common in women than in men. Philophobia can lead to other fears, such as xenophobia, and can cause you to ostracize yourself from others, become more introverted, or become depressed. Often, it is triggered by the bitter memories of an earlier engagement or marriage. However, philophobia is triggered for different reasons. Some people are too ashamed of being rejected by their potential lover. Others have been divorced and do not want to feel heartbroken ever again. Others who grew up with parents in a “bad relationship” may fear getting into the same situation and may avoid love altogether.
When exposed to a loved one, common symptoms of philophobia include:
- Being Constantly Uptight
- Panic Attacks/Extreme Anxiety
- Increased Heart Rate
- Shortness of Breath
- An Intense Desire to Avoid Interactions with a (former) Loved One
Exposure to the lover whom you may fear can gradually help you to overcome your fears. Supportive friends, counseling, therapy, and even medication have been known to help reduce the effects of or completely get rid of the fear of love. There are also many anonymous forums and websites where others like you are struggling with their fears, and you can receive advice from others who know about philophobia and who can help.
What lurks between the trees in a dark forest as you walk by? (more…)
The fear of living with and accepting one’s memories is a common topic in literature, but when that fear becomes real, it becomes mnemophobia. (more…)
Time is always said to be moving forward. For some, that is terrifying… (more…)
Christmas is a time when gift-giving is encouraged. One of the most influential gift-givers during Christmas time is Santa Claus, who people say give toys to little children during the night. However, some people have a fear of the jolly old man, a fear known as Santaphobia. (more…)
Technology is commonly used in today’s society, and yet some people have a fear of it. This fear, called technophobia, is highly studied and known to affect many people around the world. (more…)
Athazagoraphobia can be defined as the fear of being forgotten or ignored. Though rarely publicly expressed, Athazagoraphobia is a relatively common fear. (more…)
Samhainophobia can be defined as the fear of Halloween. People that suffer from samhainophobia tend to have a hard time coping during the month of October, especially as it gets closer to Halloween. (more…)
The fear of death discussed in the previous article has some other fears associated with it. Among them is phasmophobia, or the fear of ghosts. People that suffer from phasmophobia tend to have a hard time coping with events during the month of October.
Though this particular fear has no scientific name to describe it, many people have a fear of the end of the world. These fears are collectively known as Doomsday phobias, but the closest fear to the fear of the end of the world is the fear of death or Thanatophobia. (more…)
Many people have a fear of holes, known as trypophobia. This phobia affects everyday life and can be detrimental for some people. (more…)