Wednesday, 19 December 2012
Test your knowledge of a variety of -phobias with the words on this list. In order to reverse the problem (to love or like it), it is usually sufficient to switch the suffix to -philia.
Somniphobia - fear of sleeping because you may never wake up
Onomatophobia - fear of the sound of words
Logophobia - fear of the sound of words
Omfalophobia - fear of touching the navel
Consecotaleophobia - the fear of chopsticks
Ergophobia - fear of work / workplace
Metrophobia - fear of poetry
Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia - fear of 666. Wikipedia reports: "A prominent example is Nancy and Ronald Reagan who, in 1979, when moving to their home in the Bel-Air section of Los Angeles, had its address—666 St. Cloud Road—changed to 668 St. Cloud Road."
Ephebiphobia - fear of teenagers / younger generation
Eisoptrophobia - fear of mirrors (seven years of bad luck)
Phobophobia - the fear of fear itself.
Chromophobia - fear of colours. Includes subcategories such as the colour black - melanophobia; white - leucophobia, and red - eritrophobia
Papyrophobia - dislike of paper and fear of its texture or sound