Every person in the world is afraid of something and fear is one of the most natural emotions. However, if you develop a constant and excessive fear related to a particular sort of situation or condition then it is known as a phobia. There are lots of common phobias out there and some of them downright weird.
The Fear of being afraid
There is a condition known as phobophobia which is said to manifest in people who are afraid of being afraid. Although that may sound strange, this condition does exist and people who suffer from it will tend to have frequent panic attacks when faced with certain situations.
The Fear of Work
Although many of us sometimes feel that we want a break from the office, there are certain individuals who are actually afraid of venturing into their workplace simply because they are afraid due to a multitude of reasons such as not being accepted by their colleagues or not being able to measure up to the performance standards set by their superiors.
The Fear of Names
Have you ever heard of Onomatophobia? There are certain individuals who suffer from this particular phobia which is related to not being able to stand the sound of certain names, phrases or words. The type of phrase, word or name is different for each person. Research has indicated that there have been patients who have suffered from this particular phobia regarding the sound of their own names.
Fear of Mirrors
If you have ever been into superstitious stuff in your life, I am sure that you may be aware of the belief that if you break a mirror, you will be plagued with seven years of bad luck. Although this is merely superstition, in today’s day and age, it has become a sort of phobia for a lot of people who try to stay away from handling mirrors because they feel that they might end up breaking them and suffering from bad luck for the rest of their lives. This type of phobia is known as eisoptrophobia. Then again, there are also some people who are afraid of looking into a mirror because of contentions that they have with their physical appearance.
Consequently, phobias are quite common and these days, you can actually discover a phobia about any type of situation, circumstance etc. in the world. The one’s mentioned, though being strange, are quite common.