The Dread Files – Pyrophobia

What Is Pyrophobia? One of the most common phobias is pyrophobia, a persistent and unwarranted fear of fire. Any phobia can be considered irrational if beyond what is considered normal. Pyrophobia is ancient and primordial, perhaps since mankind's discovery of fire. The origin of the word Pyro is Latin (meaning fire) and phobia is Greek … Continue reading The Dread Files – Pyrophobia

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The Dread Files – Chronomentrophobia

Chronomentrophobia is the fear of clocks or watches. The origin of the word chrono is Greek (meaning time), ment is Latin (meaning means of) and phobia is Greek (meaning fear). Chronomentrophobia is also related to Chronophobia (fear of time). Chronomentrophobia may comprise anxiety related to punctuality, schedules or other realistic apprehensions. Certain occupations can aggravate … Continue reading The Dread Files – Chronomentrophobia

The Dread Files – Automatonophobia

Automatonophobia can be loosely defined as the fear of wax figures, ventriloquist's dummies, humanoid robots, animatronic creatures, audio animatronics or other figures designed to represent humans. Only rarely does the fear become a full-blown phobia, but it is relatively common to experience hesitation or nerves when confronting these figures. Causes of Automatonophobia It is currently … Continue reading The Dread Files – Automatonophobia

The Dread Files – Eisoptrophobia

Eisoptrophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of mirrors or of seeing one’s reflection in a mirror. The word originates from the Greek “eis” (into) and “optikos” (vision, image, sight). Other English words derived from “optikos” include “optic” (relating to vision) and “optician,” a technician who designs eyeglasses according to a prescription. A person who … Continue reading The Dread Files – Eisoptrophobia