People get scared all the time, for lots of different reasons, but there’s a difference between a little jump from something unexpected and the terror of a phobia.
You might be surprised just what some people are afraid of.
Let us educate you by bringing together the strangest, weirdest, and most unbelievable things that have been accepted as phobias.
This is a challenging phobia in the modern world, as it’s essentially a fear of taking and making phone calls. Many of these phobia sufferers worry about the awkward silence of phone conversations, and rely exclusively on machines.
Here’s a news story about a mother who overcame her Telephonophobia to prevent a gas explosion.
The exact opposite of telephonophobia is nomophobia, which is the fear of not having mobile phone access. A very modern fear, this phobia takes into account losing your phone, running out of battery, not having any credit, and not having coverage. They just can’t live without it!
According to research results done by Iowa State University, half who took the quiz scored in the “severe nomophobia” range. Read about it here.
Another challenging phobia to overcome in the modern world cyberphobia is an irrational fear of computers, using computers, and learning new technologies. It even includes the internet, although we don’t know what you’d do without it!
Mary Zdrojewski was diagnosed with Mast Cell Activation Syndrome and suffered from paranoia and phobias including an intense cyberphobia that prevented her from using any technology. Read about it here.