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What am I afraid of?

June 4, 2011
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As a fun break between bouts of e-mailing review requests, I thought I would fill out this meme about fears. It’s quite a list to choose from, so it’s fun to look at all the things toward which people have substantial fears. ^_^

Now, for me, I’m going to mark things that get my adrenaline flowing because of fear, things that make me terribly uneasy. If I were to only mark the ones that make me scream and run around like a mad person because I’m having panic attacks, the list would be a bit smaller, I think. 😄

Here we go!

A
[ ] Achluophobia – Fear of darkness…
[x] Acrophobia – Fear of heights… (Or, at the very least a HUGE respect for them.)
[x] Agliophobia – Fear of pain…
[ ] Agoraphobia – Fear of open spaces or crowds…
[ ] Agyrophobia – Fear of crossing the street…
[ ] Aichmophobia – Fear of needles or pointed objects…
[ ] Amaxophobia – Fear of riding in a car…
[ ] Androphobia – Fear of men…
[x] Anginophobia – Fear of angina or choking… (More the fear of being unable to breathe, but kind of the same thing.)
[ ] Anthrophobia – Fear of flowers…
[ ] Anthropophobia – Fear of people or society…
[ ] Aphenphosmphobia – Fear of being touched…
[x] Arachnophobia – Fear of spiders… (Especially when they’re dangling or charging. Scary! o.o )
[ ] Arithmophobia – Fear of numbers…
[ ] Astraphobia – Fear of thunder and lightning…
[ ] Ataxophobia – Fear of disorder or untidiness…
[x] Atelophobia – Fear of imperfection… (It’s completely irrational, but I really do struggle with it.)
[ ] Atychiphobia – Fear of failure…
[ ] Aulophobia – Fear of flutes…
[ ] Autophobia – Fear of being alone…

TOTAL: 5
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B
[ ] Bacteriophobia – Fear of bacteria…
[ ] Barophobia – Fear of gravity…
[ ] Bathmophobia – Fear of stairs or steep…
[ ] Batrachophobia – Fear of amphibians…
[ ] Bibliophobia – Fear of books…
[ ] Botanophobia – Fear of plants…

TOTAL: 0
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C
[ ] Cacophobia – Fear of ugliness…
[ ] Catoptrophobia – Fear of mirrors…
[ ] Chionophobia – Fear of snow…
[ ] Chromophobia – Fear of colors…
[ ] Chronomentrophobia – Fear of clocks…
[ ] Claustrophobia – Fear of confined spaces…
[ ] Coulrophobia – Fear of clowns…
[ ] Cyberphobia – Fear of computers…
[x] Cynophobia – Fear of dogs… (Don’t know where it comes from, but it’s especially bad when they’re hyper/jumpy.)

TOTAL: 1
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D
[ ] Dendrophobia – Fear of trees…
[ ] Dentophobia – Fear of dentists…
[ ] Domatophobia – Fear of houses…
[ ] Dtychiphobia – Fear of accidents…

TOTAL: 0
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E
[ ] Ecophobia – Fear of the home…
[ ] Elurophobia – Fear of cats…
[ ] Ephebiphobia – Fear of teenagers…
[ ] Equinophobia – Fear of horses…

TOTAL: 0
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G
[ ] Gophobia – Fear of marriage…
[ ] Genuphobia – Fear of knees…
[ ] Globophobia – Fear of balloons…
[ ] Glossophobia – Fear of speaking in public…
[ ] Gynophobia – Fear of women…

TOTAL: 0
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H
[ ] Heliophobia – Fear of the sun…
[ ] Hemophobia – Fear of blood…
[ ] Herpetophobia – Fear of reptiles…
[ ] Hydrophobia – Fear of water…

TOTAL: 0
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I
[ ] Itrophobia – Fear of doctors…
[ ] Insectophobia – Fear of insects…
[ ] Ichithyophobia – Fear of fish…

TOTAL: 0
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K
[ ] Koinoniphobia – Fear of rooms…

TOTAL: 0
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L – M
[ ] Lekophobia – Fear of the color white…
[x] Lilapsophobia – Fear of tornadoes and hurricanes… (OMG Tornadoes. I’m terrified of my upcoming move. >.> )
[ ] Lockiophobia – Fear of childbirth…
[ ] Mageirocophobia – Fear of cooking…
[ ] Melanophobia – Fear of the color black…
[ ] Microphobia – Fear of small things…
[ ] Mysophobia – Fear of dirt and germs…

TOTAL: 1
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N
[ ] Necrophobia – Fear of death or dead things…
[ ] Noctiphobia – Fear of the night…
[ ] Nosocomephobia – Fear of hospitals…

TOTAL: 0
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O
[ ] Obesophobia – Fear of gaining weight…
[ ] Octophobia – Fear of the figure 8…
[ ] Ombrophobia – Fear of rain…
[ ] Ophidiophobia – Fear of snakes…
[ ] Ornithophobia – Fear of birds…

TOTAL: 0
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P
[ ] Papyrophobia – Fear of paper…
[x] Pathophobia – Fear of disease… (Fear of contracting something I’ll have to live with all my life, yes.)
[ ] Pedophobia – Fear of children…
[ ] Philophobia – Fear of love…
[ ] Phobophobia – Fear of being afraid…
[ ] Podophobia – Fear of feet…
[ ] Porphyrophobia – Fear of the color purple…
[ ] Pteridophobia – Fear of ferns…
[ ] Pteromerhanophobia – Fear of flying…
[ ] Pyrophobia – Fear of fire…

TOTAL: 1
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R
[ ] Rajalophobia – Fear of Apes…

TOTAL: 0
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S
[ ] Scolionophobia – Fear of school…
[ ] Selenophobia – Fear of the moon…
[ ] Sociophobia – Fear of social evaluation…
[ ] Somniphobia – Fear of sleep…

TOTAL: 0
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T
[ ] Tachophobia – Fear of speed…
[ ] Technophobia – Fear of technology…
[ ] Tonitrophobia – Fear of thunder…
[ ] Trypanophobia – Fear of injections…

TOTAL: 0
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V-Z
[ ] Venustraphobia – Fear of beautiful women…
[ ] Verminophobia – Fear of germs…
[ ] Wiccaphobia – Fear of witches and witchcraft…
[ ] Xenophobia – Fear of strangers…
[ ] Zoophobia – Fear of animals…

TOTAL: 0

Final result: 8

How did you do? *chuckles* I wonder if there is a phobia for the fear of your teeth falling out. That’s one I’ve always had, but it wasn’t on the list above. Putting it all together, the worst day ever for me would be one in which I get poisoned by a spider, mauled by a dog that gives me an incurable disease, and then sucked up by a tornado–unable to breathe–only to fall from a great height to my death.

Y’know… put that way, it actually sounds funny. 😄 Of course, I wouldn’t be laughing if it happened. O_o

Does anyone else have major fears they’d like to share? Leave a comment!

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