Today we will learn about types of phobia.
Phobia is an extreme, persistent, abnormal or irrational fear of a specific thing or situation.
There are three types of phobia:
- Specific (simple) phobia.
It is the fear of a particular object or situation.
a. Ailurophobia: fear of cats.
b. Cynophobia: fear of dogs.
c. Aquophobia: fear of water.
d. Nyctophobia: fear of darkness.
e. Hematophobia: fear of blood.
f. Astraphobia: fear of thunder.
g. Odontophobia: fear of dentists.
h. Aviophobia: fear of flying.
i. Emetophobia: fear of vomiting.
j. Trypanophobia: fear of needles and injections.
2. Social phobia.
It is the fear of social situations.
a. Glossophobia: fear of public speaking.
b. Ocholophobia: fear of crowds.
c. Scopophobia: fear or being watched or stared at.
d. Allodoxaphobia: fear of opinions.
e. Rhabdophobia: fear of being criticized or punished.
It is fear of crowded spaces or enclosed public places.
a. Claustrophobia: fear of closed spaces.
b. Monophobia: fear of being alone.
c. Hodophobia: fear of travelling.
d. Gephyrophobia: fear of bridges.