Rooseveltophobia: The fear of having nothing to fear but fear itself

Via Bronze Dog. I put an “o” where the fear is mild.

A
[o] Achluophobia – Fear of darkness.
[x] Acrophobia – Fear of heights. (Pretty severe, but not as bad as when I was young)
[o] Agliophobia – Fear of pain.
[ ] Agoraphobia – Fear of open spaces or crowds.
[ ] Aichmophobia – Fear of needles or pointed objects.
[ ] Amaxophobia – Fear of riding in a car.
[ ] Androphobia – Fear of men.
[ ] Anginophobia – Fear of choking.
[ ] Anthrophobia – Fear of flowers.
[ ] Anthropophobia – Fear of people or society.
[ ] Aphenphosmphobia – Fear of being touched.
[ ] Arachnophobia – Fear of spiders.
[ ] Arithmophobia – Fear of numbers.
[ ] Astraphobia – Fear of thunder and lightening.
[ ] Ataxophobia – Fear of disorder or untidiness.
[ ] Atelophobia – Fear of imperfection.
[ ] Atychiphobia – Fear of failure.
[o] Autophobia – Fear of being alone.

B
[ ] Bacteriophobia – Fear of bacteria.
[ ] Barophobia – Fear of gravity.
[o] Bathmophobia – Fear of stairs or steep slopes. (Escalators bother me, and I got vertigo on the Capitol steps, but I think that was more due to height)
[ ] Batrachophobia – Fear of amphibians.
[ ] Belonephobia – Fear of pins and needles.
[ ] Bibliophobia – Fear of books.
[ ] Botanophobia – Fear of plants.

C
[ ] Cacophobia – Fear of ugliness.
[ ] Catagelophobia – Fear of being ridiculed.
[ ] Catoptrophobia – Fear of mirrors.
[ ] Chionophobia – Fear of snow.
[ ] Chromophobia – Fear of colors.
[ ] Chronomentrophobia – Fear of clocks.
[o] Claustrophobia – Fear of confined spaces.
[ ] Coulrophobia – Fear of clowns.
[ ] Cyberphobia – Fear of computers.
[ ] Cynophobia – Fear of dogs.

D
[ ] Dendrophobia – Fear of trees.
[ ] Dentophobia – Fear of dentists.
[ ] Domatophobia – Fear of houses.
[x] Dystychiphobia – Fear of accidents.

E
[ ] Ecophobia – Fear of the home.
[ ] Elurophobia – Fear of cats.
[ ] Entomophobia – Fear of insects.
[ ] Ephebiphobia – Fear of teenagers.
[ ] Equinophobia – Fear of horses.

F
[ ] Flo-Beephobia – Fear of vacuum cleaners.

G
[ ] Gamophobia – Fear of marriage.
[ ] Genuphobia – Fear of knees.
[ ] Glossophobia – Fear of speaking in public.
[ ] Gynophobia – Fear of women.

H
[ ] Heliophobia – Fear of the sun.
[ ] Hemophobia – Fear of blood.
[ ] Herpetophobia – Fear of reptiles.
[ ] Homophobia- Fear Of Homosexuals
[ ] Hydrophobia – Fear of water.

I
[ ] Iatrophobia – Fear of doctors.
[ ] Insectophobia – Fear of insects.

K
[ ] Koinoniphobia – Fear of rooms.

L
[ ] Leukophobia – Fear of the color white.
[ ] Lilapsophobia – Fear of tornadoes and hurricanes.
[ ] Lockiophobia – Fear of childbirth.

M
[ ] Mageirocophobia – Fear of cooking.
[ ] Melanophobia – Fear of the color black.
[ ] Microphobia – Fear of small things.
[ ] Mysophobia – Fear of dirt and germs.

N
[ ] Necrophobia – Fear of death or dead things.
[ ] Noctiphobia – Fear of the night
[ ] Nosocomephobia – Fear of hospitals.

O
[ ] Obesophobia – Fear of gaining weight.
[ ] Octophobia – Fear of the figure 8.
[ ] Ombrophobia – Fear of rain.
[o] Ophidiophobia – Fear of snakes.
[ ] Ornithophobia – Fear of birds.
[ ] Ostroconaphobia – Fear of seafood.

P
[ ] Papyrophobia – Fear of paper.
[ ] Pathophobia – Fear of disease.
[ ] Pedophobia – Fear of children.
[ ] Philophobia – Fear of love.
[ ] Phobophobia – Fear of phobias.
[ ] Podophobia – Fear of feet.
[ ] Porphyrophobia – Fear of the color purple.
[ ] Pteridophobia – Fear of ferns.
[o] Pteromerhanophobia – Fear of flying. (I haven’t been flying since I was a kid. I don’t think I’d have a problem with it, despite my acrophobia, because I can convince myself that there’s something solid under my feet)
[ ] Pyrophobia – Fear of fire.

S
[ ] Scolionophobia – Fear of school.
[ ] Selenophobia – Fear of the moon.
[ ] Sociophobia – Fear of social evaluation.
[ ] Somniphobia – Fear of sleep.

T
[ ] Tachophobia – Fear of speed.
[ ] Technophobia – Fear of technology.
[ ] Tonitrophobia – Fear of thunder.
[ ] Trypanophobia – Fear of injections.

V
[ ] Venustraphobia – Fear of beautiful women.
[ ] Verminophobia – Fear of germs.

W
[ ] Wiccaphobia – Fear of witches and witchcraft.

X
[ ] Xenophobia – Fear of strangers or foreigners.

Z
[ ] Zoophobia – Fear of animals.

Hm, doesn’t look like I hit too many. Like I said, I have a problem with escalators, I can’t handle dissection or a lot of injuries (kind of shot my medical ambitions there), and I have real issues with rotting/rotten or moldy food. There’s one recent memory I have of some fuzzy nachos that I could use to psychosomatically induce vomiting (and almost did). I also have some fairly big fears with feeling like I’m not in control of a given situation.

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4 Responses to Rooseveltophobia: The fear of having nothing to fear but fear itself

  1. Bronze Dog says:

    So, what’s your reason for being afraid of vacuum cleaners?Mine’s that I’m a dog, and thus it’s written in my DNA.

  2. Doubting Tom says:

    Mine’s that I copied the text directly from your blog and didn’t read it closely enough :).

  3. Theriomorph says:

    Nosocomephobia, that’s funny.I fear that.

  4. Anonymous says:

    I need your help. I can’t for the life of me find a name for the fear of snake-oil sales pitches!-CJV

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