New terms from psychology

Recently I came across some new psychology terms which I never thought about before. We all experience fear about something to some level. Fear protects us from danger. However phobias have little to do with danger. It’s good to learn the terms which indicate the fear of something to extreme.

Achluophobia
The fear of darkness.
黑暗恐惧症.

Agoraphobia
Fear of open spaces or of being in crowded, public places like markets. Fear of leaving a safe place.
人群恐惧症,不感去人多的地方.

Deipnophobia
An abnormal fear of having conversations during dinner, banquets or dinner parties.
晚宴交流恐惧症.(形容你在晚宴时和别人交流的恐惧).

Ergophobia
An abnormal and persistent fear of work.
工作恐惧症.

Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia
Fear of long words.
长单词恐惧症.

Nomophobia
An exaggerated, inexplicable, and illogical fear being without a mobile device, power source, or service area.
没手机恐惧症,(形容你远离手机时的恐惧).

Philophobia
The fear of emotional attachment; fear of being in, or falling in love.
爱情恐惧感,亲密关系恐惧症.

Trypophobia
The pathological fear of objects with irregular patterns of holes, such as beehives, ant hills and lotus seed heads.
对不规则形状图案等恐惧症.

See more:

the phobia list

Phobias Slideshow: What Are You Afraid Of?

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