Tuesday, 10 October 2017

October Frights Blog Hop Day 1


It is said that every single person in the world has at least one phobia. All except those people who suffer from an unusual genetic disorder called Urbach-Wiethe disease, which is where the disease destroys the amygdala part of the brain. This disease causes the sufferers to have no fear of anything.
It is healthy to have a fear of something but a phobia is an irrational fear. I have to say that I have quite a few and not all are in the list below.
For example I have no problem with spiders unless they are huge then I squeal so loudly that only dogs can hear me ;) 
This list is the top ten phobias of 2017. How many of these do you have? Is it wrong that I have 6 of these? lol.

  1.  Arachnophobia – The fear of spiders

  2. Ophidiophobia – The fear of snakes

  3. Acrophobia – The fear of heights

  4. Agoraphobia – The fear of open or crowded spaces

  5. Cynophobia – The fear of dogs

  6. Astraphobia – The fear of thunder and lightning

  7. Claustrophobia – The fear of small spaces

  8. Mysophobia – The fear of germs

  9. Aerophobia – The fear of flying

  10. Trypophobia – The fear of holes

My biggest phobia isn't listed on here and that is thanatophobia . Is your biggest listed?

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  1. I've got two on the list, numbers 2 and 3, plus pyrophobia (fear of fire).

    1. Pyrophobia has always fascinated me. Does it also include small flames, such as from a match or a gas stove?

  2. 1 and 2 for sure, though I wouldn't call them phobias. I have no problem squishing a spider, up to certain size. If it's just a small garden spider I let them be, they are harmless and actually eat other bugs. But snakes, shudder. Luckily, didn't have to deal with them.

  3. Great post. My fear is grammar mistakes. Does that have a name? LOL No, truly the only thing I can think of is snakes. Okay, and spiders. Which is so funny because we are bigger than them. :-)

    1. lol. I searched and it doesn't seem to have a phobia but it is called Grammar anxiety :)

  4. I don't have any of those phobias, but my grandma has the one for snakes.