My Phobias

I am not ashamed to admit: I have phobias (strong, irrational fear of something that poses little or no actual danger), and I bet you suffer from a phobia or two. I do, however, try mu best to fight them, but usually fail miserably. So, I try not to think of them, which I do perfectly.

Achluophobia

(fear of darkness). Every kid has it, but somehow learn to fight it at the age of 9 or something. I didn’t. I am still really scared of the dark. At night, I can’t be in a dark room (lygophobia) unless there are more people beside me. In the dark, my imagination runs wild- and I don’t mean in a sexy-kinky-great kind of way. I don’t know what I’m scared of; somehow, darkness makes the world seem twisted, surreal (see phobia 4). Interesting, I am not scared of the dark when I’m in the nature. There are stars above me, I make a contact with the universe and I am not afraid.

Acrophobia

(fear of heights). Self-explanatory, I guess.

Asteroidophobia

(fear of asteroids). This is not quite a phobia, it’s more of a realistic fear. I do know that there are chances of asteroid attack, and I do know that, probably, we can’t do anything about it. I also know that astronomers won’t inform general public if there’s something going in the direction of Earth. But I also know that this kind of fear is a bit pointless- it doesn’t have to mean anything, since we’re dealing with statistics here. But the worst thing about this phobia is the though of the end of the life on Earth, and I don’t mean just humans, but all the animals and all the plants. But I do manage to keep this phobia in control most of the time.

Blackholesunvideophobia

(fear of video for song “Black Hole Sun” by Soundgarden). Yeah. Um. I do like many Soundgarden songs including, perhaps, this one. The video, on the other hand… First time I saw it, I was 13. It scared the shit out of me. That video represents most of my nightmares and wicked thoughts I have in the dark, and after I watch it, I feel really exausted and ill. (It was on VH1 Europe just 15 minutes ago, and it made me write this post- and yes, I admit it, I do watch VH1 from time to time). Which means I am really fragile now. Please, give me something to laugh about! Hugh me! I am a little Pea… (you got the idea). By the way, the video in question almost made me hate rock music (I was a great fan of rock when I was 12, 13, 14… but till the age of 15, I just stopped listening to it. I discovered rock music again after the high school, in 2000. Which means I lost good 4 years in music. Ugh. But that’s another story).

Here’s a list of most common phobias. Which are yours?

PS- Some weird phobias (not all of them are officially categorized as a medical disorder):
Arachibutyrophobia- Fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth
Arithmophobia – Fear of numbers
Barophobia – Fear of gravity (0_0)
Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia- Fear of long words
Dextrophobia- Fear of objects at the right side of the body; opposite: Levophobia
Genuphobia- Fear of knees
Thaasophobia – Fear of sitting.
Oneirogmophobia- Fear of wet dreams.
Ephebiphobia – Fear of teenagers.
Liamgallagherophobia- Fear of Liam Gallagher and/or his voice. (I suffer from this one, too).

3 thoughts on “My Phobias

  1. Sigg3

    I’m afraid of the dark too! And heights. Nothing to be ashamed of.

    My most profound fear however is waking up one day realizing that none of my activities amount to anything. Never happened so far:)

  2. Mira Post author

    That’s a “good” fear. Imagine fear of sitting or fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth.

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