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What are you afraid of?Posted Tuesday, January 26, 2010, at 8:58 AM
Me, I'm scared out of my mind of snakes. Just the thought of snakes -- even the smallest snake -- makes my skin crawl. When I see one on television, I cover my eyes. When I'm moving (on a riding lawn mower), I lift my legs up and scream. My husband always tells me they're more afraid of me than I am, especially when I'm riding a machine with sharp blades -- I doubt it.
I'm scared out of my mind of them. I'm really not sure how or when my fear started, but I definitely have Ophidiophobia or a fear of snakes.
I recently read an article online that cited most common phobias. They were:
Arachnophobia -- The fear of spiders
Ophidiophobia -- The fear of snakes
Acrophobia -- The fear of heights
Agoraphobia -- Fear of open spaces, leaving a safe place, or crowded public places
Cynophobia -- The fear of dogs
Astraphobia -- The fear of thunder and lightning (Also known as Brontophobia, Tonitrophobia, or Ceraunophobia
Aviophobia -- The fear of flying
Mysophobia -- The fear of germs or dirt
Necrophobia -- The fear of death or dead things
Claustrophobia -- The fear of enclosed spaces
Some rare and unusual phobias I came across were:
Nephophobia -- The fear of clouds
Emetophobia -- The fear of vomiting
Bibliophobia -- The fear of books
Heliophobia -- The fear of sunlight
Kopophobia -- The fear of fatigue
So, what are you afraid of?
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