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What is phobia?
A phobia is a type of anxiety disorder defined by a persistent and excessive fear of an object or situation. Phobias typically, result in a rapid onset of fear and are present for more than six months. ~Wikipedia
Many phobias develop as a result of having a negative experience or panic attack related to a specific object or situation. Genetics and environment. There may be a link between your own specific phobia and the phobia or anxiety of your parents — this could be due to genetics or learned behavior.
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Nyctophobia is fear of night or darkness
I have a healthy fear of darkness, just like most people. I'm fortunate that it didn't escalate to phobia when as a child, I imagined monsters in every closet and under the bed. Just like most kids, I quickly outgrew the fear of darkness.
Although I don't like posting selfies or self-videos, luckily, I don't have this problem.
Automatonophobia is fear of human-like figures
Well, with this, I do have a problem. I keep double social distance when I see dummies in stores. As a nurse, I struggled with this phobia every year when I had to take CPR refreshment courses. I was fortunate that the instructors saw me many times giving CPR to real people during codes, so they let me wear gloves and cover the creepy, plastic dummies with a bedsheet so I don't have to see or touch them.
Cynophobia is fear of dogs
I would feel devastated if I had this phobia, and my heart goes out to people who do. I couldn't imagine my life without having and hugging a furry friend.
Equinophobia is fear of horses
I'm so lucky not to be one of the 8% population who has irrational fear of horses. I love these majestic, intelligent animals.
Trypanophobia is fear of needles
Now that would be bizarre if a nurse had this phobia. However, even though I don't have a problem with needles, I prefer not to have tattoos.
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