Category: Situational Phobias

How to Overcome Urophobia or the Fear of Urine or Urinating?

People who have Urophobia often feel as if someone is watching them or listening to them while they are urinating. As a result, urinating becomes pretty uncomfortable. People with extreme Urophobia cannot even use a public toilet because of this fear. Urophobia negatively impacts the Urophobic’s ability…

Doxophobia: Extreme Fear of Expressing Opinions or Receiving Praise

‘Dox’ is a Greek word that defines opinion while a phobia just means fear. Therefore, Doxophobia can be defined as a person’s extreme fear to express their opinions or receiving praise. Doxophobia is more of a social phobia because it is related to a person’s fear of socializing with others. There is another…

What is Achondroplasiaphobia and What Causes Fear of Midgets?

Achondroplasiaphobia is like every other type of phobia thus the immediate cause remains unknown. However, the genetic predispositions of an individual coupled with traumatic and stressful life events and inaccurate beliefs lead to the development of the phobia. One cause of Achondroplasiaphobia is the…

What is Bananaphobia and How to Cure the Fear of Bananas?

Did you know that there are people who actually fear bananas? Eating them, smelling them, seeing them, you name it. There are people who cannot stand the sight of bananas and when they do, it causes them to have a panic attack or suffer from anxiety. Fear of bananas is what is called Bananaphobia and…

What is Sidonglobophobia and Why People Fear of Cotton Balls?

Sidonglobophobia is one of the weirdest and strangest phobias in the world. This type of phobia is defined as the extreme fear of cotton balls. For a fear to develop into a phobia, it means that the fear goes beyond a simple ‘I don’t like cotton balls’ feeling. People with Sidonglobophobia cannot touch cotton…

Everything You Should Know About Pediophobia: Fear of Dolls

Pediophobia is a type of specific phobia that affects 9% of adults in the United States. This trend may keep increasing especially with the popularity of dolls in today’s pop culture, movies, and Halloween costumes. There are many more horror movies involving dolls being produced today than a decade ago…

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