Saturday, January 15, 2011
Thursday, January 6, 2011
- Ablutophobia – fear of bathing, washing, or cleaning.
- Acrophobia, Altophobia – fear of heights.
- Agoraphobia, Agoraphobia Without History of Panic Disorder – fear of places or events where escape is impossible or when help is unavailable.
- Agraphobia – fear of sexual abuse.
- Aichmophobia – fear of sharp or pointed objects (such as a needle or knife).
- Algophobia – fear of pain.
- Agyrophobia – fear of crossing roads.
- Aibohphobia - fear of palindromes. Recognized as a palindromic version of the word "phobia."
- Androphobia – fear of men.
- Anemomenophobia - fear of windmills.
- Anthropophobia – fear of people or being in a company, a form of social phobia.
- Anthophobia – fear of flowers.
- Aquaphobia – fear of water. Distinct from Hydrophobia, a scientific property that makes chemicals averse to interaction with water, as well as an archaic name for rabies.
- Arachnophobia- fear of spiders.
- Astraphobia, Astrapophobia, Brontophobia, Keraunophobia – fear of thunder, lightning and storms; especially common in young children.
- Atychiphobia, fear of failure
- Aviophobia, Aviatophobia – fear of flying.
- Bacillophobia, Bacteriophobia, Microbiophobia – fear of microbes and bacteria.
- Blood-injection-injury type phobia – a DSM-IV subtype of specific phobias
- Chorophobia - fear of dancing.
- Cibophobia, Sitophobia – aversion to food, synonymous to Anorexia nervosa.
- Claustrophobia – fear of having no escape and being closed in.
- Coulrophobia – fear of clowns (not restricted to evil clowns).
- Decidophobia – fear of making decisions.
- Dental phobia, Dentophobia, Odontophobia – fear of dentists and dental procedures
- Disposophobia, better known as "compulsive hoarding" – the fear of getting rid of or losing things.
- Dysmorphophobia, or body dysmorphic disorder – a phobic obsession with a real or imaginary body defect.
- Emetophobia – fear of vomiting.
- Ergasiophobia, Ergophobia – fear of work or functioning, or a surgeon's fear of operating.
- Ergophobia – fear of work or functioning.
- Eremophobia - fear of being alone
- Erotophobia – fear of sexual love or sexual questions.
- Erythrophobia – pathological blushing.
- Fragariaphobia - fear of strawberries
- Gelotophobia - fear of being laughed at.
- Gephyrophobia – fear of bridges.
- Genophobia, Coitophobia – fear of sexual intercourse.
- Gerascophobia – fear of growing old or aging.
- Gerontophobia – fear of growing old, or a hatred or fear of the elderly
- Geterophobia, Bambakophobia - fear of cotton balls, q-tips, or cotton based products
- Glossophobia – fear of speaking in public or of trying to speak.
- Gymnophobia – fear of nudity.
- Gynophobia – fear of women.
- Halitophobia - fear of bad breath.
- Haptephobia – fear of being touched.
- Heliophobia – fear of sunlight.
- Hemophobia, Haemophobia – fear of blood.
- Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia – fear of the number 666.
- Hoplophobia – fear of weapons, specifically firearms (Generally a political term but the clinical phobia is also documented).
- Koumpounophobia - fear of sewing buttons.
- Ligyrophobia – fear of loud noises.
- Lipophobia – fear/avoidance of fats in food.
- Medication phobia - fear of medications.
- Megalophobia - fear of large/oversized objects.
- Mycophobia - fear of mushrooms.
- Mysophobia – fear of germs, contamination or dirt.
- Necrophobia – fear of death and/or the dead.
- Neophobia, Cainophobia, Cainotophobia, Cenophobia, Centophobia, Kainolophobia, Kainophobia – fear of newness, novelty.
- Nomophobia – fear of being out of mobile phone contact.
- Nosophobia – fear of contracting a disease.
- Nosocomephobia - fear of hospitals.
- Nyctophobia, Achluophobia, Lygophobia, Scotophobia – fear of darkness.
- Oikophobia - fear of home surroundings and household appliances
- Osmophobia, Olfactophobia – fear of smells.
- Paraskavedekatriaphobia, Paraskevidekatriaphobia, Friggatriskaidekaphobia – fear of Friday the 13th.
- Panniophobia - fear of sticky objects.
- Panphobia – fear of everything or constant fear of an unknown cause.
- Phasmophobia - fear of ghosts, spectres or phantasms.
- Phagophobia – fear of swallowing.
- Pharmacophobia – same as medication phobia.
- Phobophobia – fear of having a phobia.
- Phonophobia – fear of loud sounds.
- Pyrophobia – fear of fire.
- Radiophobia – fear of radioactivity or X-rays.
- Sociophobia – fear of people or social situations.
- Scopophobia – fear of being looked at or stared at.
- Somniphobia – fear of sleep.
- Spectrophobia – fear of mirrors and one's own reflections.
- Taphophobia – fear of the grave, or fear of being placed in a grave while still alive.
- Technophobia – fear of technology
- Telephone phobia, fear or reluctance of making or taking phone calls.
- Tetraphobia – fear of the number 4.
- Thanatophobia – fear of death.
- Tokophobia – fear of childbirth.
- Tomophobia – fear or anxiety of surgeries/surgical operations (from the Greek tómos "cutting")
- Traumatophobia – a synonym for injury phobia: fear of having an injury.
- Triskaidekaphobia, Terdekaphobia – fear of the number 13.
- Trypanophobia, Belonephobia, Enetophobia – fear of needles or injections.
- Trypophobia - fear of clusters of circles
- Workplace phobia – fear of the workplace.
- Xenophobia – fear of strangers, foreigners, or aliens.
- Ailurophobia – fear/dislike of cats.
- Apiphobia – fear/dislike of bees (also known as melissophobia, from the Greek melissa "bee").
- Arachnophobia – fear/dislike of spiders and other arachnids.
- Cetaphobia - fear of whales
- Chiroptophobia – fear/dislike of bats.
- Cynophobia – fear/dislike of dogs.
- Entomophobia – fear/dislike of insects.
- Equinophobia – fear/dislike of horses (also known as hippophobia).
- Herpetophobia - fear/dislike of reptiles and/or amphibians.
- Katsaridaphobia - fear of cockroaches
- Ichthyophobia – fear/dislike of fish.
- Lepidopterophobia – fear/dislike of butterflies, moths and related insects.
- Musophobia – fear/dislike of mice and/or rats.
- Ophidiophobia – fear/dislike of snakes.
- Ornithophobia – fear/dislike of birds.
- Scoleciphobia – fear of worms.
- Scyphozophobia – fear/dislike of jellyfish.
- Hydrophobia – fear of water (a symptom of rabies).
- Photophobia – hypersensitivity to light causing aversion to light
- Phonophobia – hypersensitivity to sound causing aversion to sounds.
- Osmophobia – hypersensitivity to smells causing aversion to odors.
Biologists use a number of -phobia/-phobic terms to describe predispositions by plants and animals against certain conditions.
- Acidophobia/Acidophobic – preference for non-acidic conditions.
- Heliophobia/Heliophobic – aversion to sunlight.
- Hydrophobia/Hydrophobic – a property of being repelled by water.
- Lipophobicity – a property of fat rejection
- Ombrophobia – avoidance of rain
- Photophobia (biology) a negative phototaxis or phototropism response, or a tendency to stay out of the light
- Superhydrophobe – the property given to materials that are extremely difficult to get wet.
- Thermophobia – aversion to heat.
Prejudices and discrimination
The suffix -phobia is used to coin terms that denote a particular anti-ethnic or anti-demographic sentiment, such as Americanophobia,Europhobia, Francophobia, Hispanophobia, and Indophobia. Often a synonym with the prefix "anti-" already exists (e.g., Polonophobia vs.anti-Polonism). Anti-religious sentiments are expressed in terms such as Christianophobia and Islamophobia. Sometimes the terms themselves could even be considered racist, such as with "Negrophobia."
Other prejudices include:
- Biphobia – fear/dislike of bisexuals.
- Christianophobia - fear/dislike of Christians
- Ephebiphobia – fear/dislike of youth.
- Gerontophobia, Gerascophobia – fear/dislike of aging or the elderly.
- Heterophobia – fear/dislike of heterosexuals.
- Homophobia – fear/dislike of homosexuality or homosexuals.
- Islamophobia - fear/dislike of Muslims
- Judeophobia – fear/dislike of Jews.
- Lesbophobia – fear/dislike of lesbians.
- Pedophobia, Pediophobia – fear/dislike of children.
- Psychophobia – fear/dislike of mental illness or the mentally ill.
- Transphobia – fear/dislike of transgender or transsexual people.
- Xenophobia – fear/dislike of foreigners.
- Xenoglossophobia – fear/dislike of foreign languages.
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
when I see your face
There’s not a thing that I would change
There’s not a thing that I would change
Cause you’re amazing
Just the way you are
And when you smile,
The whole world stops and stares for awWhhile
Cause you’re amazing
Just the way you are
my only advise 4 all of you
x-press yourself in your own way....
your own style...
nobody's perfect...but, hey...at least you try!!
you are amazing in your own way, my friend!!!