Most of us have heard of Agoraphobia (fear of public places), Arachnophobia (fear of spiders), and Claustrophobia (fear of closed in spaces). However, many of us have not heard of some of the more uncommon and sometimes even humorous fears, however irrational they may seem to be.
We all have the occasional itch, sometimes caused by an annoying insect, or sometimes occurring for no reason at all. Given a little time that itch will always go away so most people don't view itching as a big deal. People with Acarophobia do view itches as a big deal. Acarophobia is considered a rare fear, affecting less than 200,000 members of the United States population.
All of us do it everybody without thought or concern for it. All people need to walk in their everyday lives. People with Basophobia are scared of walking. Since all of us need to walk to function, Basophobia can be an extremely debilitating fear. Luckily Basophobia is considered an extremely rare fear.
We all have to have it to survive. Some of us have a lot of it, and some of us have very little of it, but nevertheless we all need money to put a roof over our head and food on the table. To the average person, money does not need to be feared, so to us it seems irrational, but people with Chrematophobia to fear money. It can be fairly debilitating, however most sufferers find ways to cope with their fear. Chrematophobia is extremely rare, so it is unlikely that you will meet someone with this fear.
Most Americans live in a house or an apartment building. Usually, in most homes, there is nothing to be afraid of, except for the monsters that your child insists are in their room at night. People who suffer from Domatophobia are afraid of houses or being inside a house. Almost anyplace you go, there will be houses, so this is a fear that is hard to avoid. Like most of these unheard of phobias, this one is also extremely rare.
Some of us did well on those SAT exams, and some us did horrible on them, but regardless, we all needed to have some amount of knowledge to take them. People with Epistemophobia are afraid of knowledge. We all possess knowledge so Epistemophobia is an extremely debilitating condition.
We all take advantage of the cold or cold objects in our everyday lives. Many of our favorite foods need to be refrigerated or put in the freezer, we use ice cubes to cool a warm drink, and we use cold items to dull our aches and pains. Like it or hate it, the cold is a part of our everyday lives. Frigophobia is the fear of cold or cold objects. Luckily for people who suffer from Frigophobia, the cold or cold objects can often be avoided.
Most happy people do it often. I'm of course talking about laughing. We laugh at the jokes of others, laugh at ourselves or other people, or just laugh for no apparent reason. Geliophobia is the fear of laughter. For the most part, we can try to avoid laughing or being near laughter at the expense of potentially being miserable.
One-third of our lives are spent sleeping. After a long hard day most of us look forward to a good nights rest. For people who suffer from Hypnophobia, sleep can be a dreaded event. Unfortunately, it is impossible to avoid sleep so sufferers may not get much rest from this phobia.
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