A phobia is an intense fear of something that, in reality, poses little or no actual danger. Common phobias and fears include closed-in places, heights, highway driving, flying insects, snakes, and needles. Here are few modern day phobias
- Phobophobia: it is hard to believe but it is a fear of phobias or fear of developing a phobia.
- Editiovultaphobia: it is fear or strong dislike of Facebook
- Nomophobia: This modern phobia affects people who are very afraid of losing cell phone contact.
- Communicationerrorisaphobia: it is a fear of sending an e-mail to the wrong person.
- Phonusamittophobia: it is a fear of losing your phone.
- Cyberphobia: described as an abnormal fear of computers or technology.
- Macrophobia: fear of long waits. The macrophobic person may experience intense fear and discomfort when confronted with any situation that involves having to wait.
- Juvenophobia: the fear that you will be the last of your friends who is allowed to text.
- Fopahophobia: the fear that your text will be spell-checked with an embarrassing word substitution
- Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia: it is the fear of long words.
- Philophobia: it is the abnormal, persistent and unwarranted fear of falling in love or being in love.
- Mageirocophobia: The bizarre fear of cooking is called mageirocophobia which comes from the Greek word mageirokos which means a person skilled in cooking.
- Deipnophobia: Dinner parties, dining and dinner conversation are all off limits for people who suffer from this phobia.
- Oikophobia: it is an abnormal fear of the home, or of the contents of a house like fear of household appliances, equipment, bathtubs, household chemicals, and other common objects in the home.
- Chronophobia: it is the fear of time passing. Not surprisingly it is often found mostly in prison inmates or the elderly but it can also occur in people who experience a lot of stress and anxiety.