Tag: fear

Who’s Afraid of Snakes? (Fearless February Day 17)

Ophidiophobia. The fear of snakes. Like Arachnophobia, the fear of spiders, and Apiphobia, the fear of bees, Ophidiophobia is a rational fear gone mad. A few snakes are deadly poisonous. And all snakes will bite if you try to pick them up. But that’s… Continue Reading “Who’s Afraid of Snakes? (Fearless February Day 17)”

Who’s Afraid of Sharp Things? (Fearless February Day 16)

Aichmophobia. The fear of sharp or pointy things. Now, how could anyone develop this weird phobia?   The Rx? Change your viewing habits.  Have a fearless day.  

Who’s Afraid of Bees? (Fearless February Day 15)

Apiphobia. The fear of bees. We’ve all seen Apiphobics at sidewalk cafes, knocking over wine glasses as they frantically wave their arms and shriek because a bee has flown close. If that’s the extent of your phobia, thanks for entertaining the rest of us.… Continue Reading “Who’s Afraid of Bees? (Fearless February Day 15)”

Who’s Afraid of Chocolate? (Fearless February Day 14)

Xocolataphobia. The fear of chocolate. I’m not going to write much about this one. I don’t have it, I’ve never met anyone who has it, and I’m not sure how it would manifest itself: breaking into a sweat when you pass a Laura Secord?… Continue Reading “Who’s Afraid of Chocolate? (Fearless February Day 14)”

Who’s Afraid of Storms? (Fearless February Day 13)

Brontophobia and Astraphobia. The fear of thunder and lightning, respectively. These two phobias usually go together, often combined with Lilapsophobia, the fear of tornadoes and hurricanes. (It’s not often someone is afraid of thunder but totally cool with tornadoes.) We’ll call them all Astraphobia.… Continue Reading “Who’s Afraid of Storms? (Fearless February Day 13)”

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