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 – Frigophobia

Frigophobia – an exaggerated or irrational fear of cold Frigophobia is a phobia pertaining to the fear of becoming too cold. Sufferers of this problem bundle up in heavy clothes and blankets, regardless of the ambient air temperature. This disorder has been linked to other psychological disorders such as hypochondriasis and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Definition Frigophobia … Continue reading The Dread Files – Frigophobia

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