Phobias

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  1. Breaker

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    Ok so someone sent me this page telling of all the names of phobias and I think it's just about the most ridiculous thing I've ever seen. I mean some things could be believable like fear of darkness or something but fear of foreign languages?? Peanut butter sticking to the roof of your mouth? WTF who came up with all of these things?!?

    http://phobialist.com/#A-
     
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  2. El Diablo

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    As a card-carrying member of the American Psychiatric Association, I can attest that none of these is a sanctionned recognized diagnostic term (the APA refers merely to a "simple phobia" which can then be described).
     
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  3. Breaker

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    Thank you I thought these made absolutely no sense good to know from someone who specializes in a part of the field :) .
     
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  4. Viper

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    Would you by any chance know what the fear of mirrors or reflective objects is called <_<
     
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  5. wyutani

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    vampire?:confused:
     
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  6. Viper

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    XD
     
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  7. tarheels2323

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    Anyone know what the fear of losing is called? I looked and the closest I could find was Medomalacuphobia (look it up, it's not quite what I was looking for).
     
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  8. Breaker

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    :lol:
     
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  9. diegaa

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    good one yutani! :lol:
     
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  10. Return_Ace

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    fear of being ugly ?
     
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  11. zhan

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    Cacophobia!?
     
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  12. hgb765

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    hahahahah i remember that list...
    good timessss
     
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  13. Roy

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    hey, where's wife phobia !?
     
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  14. vive le beau jeu !

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    and what about nadalophobia ?! :shock:
    (also called topspinmonkeyphobia)
     
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  15. Return_Ace

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    that's more of things being ugly isn't it ?

    i don't know, i was referring to the fear of reflective surfaces thing
     
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  16. Rincon

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    Coprophobia- Fear of feces

    WTF?
     
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  17. Return_Ace

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    so they like.. don't take a dump ?
     
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  18. Tennis_baller

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    Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia- Fear of long words.

    they're quite the jokesters
     
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