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people who hate the pucker like lemons or sweet tarts
Acerophobes avoid the tongue zinging feeling whenever possible.
Phobos Greek god of fear
At their base, phobias are about anxiety. Anxious people are more likely to have or develop a phobia. And experience the sweaty symptoms of fear. Worrying about that possibility is phobophobia.
Globophobia: fear of balloons
not just the balloon but also could be the fear of being popped
Rates for different phobias vary widely around the world. In the US approx 8% of adults (11.5 million) or to put it in perspective, 1:23 people have a specific phobia.
But only 22% of those cases are considered severe
According to an article by the Washington post: US top fears Public speaking, heights, bugs/snakes
Watching a Chinese language blog there was a video where the author interviewed Chinese people about their fears. What was interesting is that while there were a few who said spiders or mice or the weather. The over whelming sentiment was a fear of loneliness or lack of family. Or even fear of letting down family.
American Psychological Association
Figuring Out Phobia by Lea Winerman
New York University Psychologist Jospeh LeDoux, PhD
Two fear responses:
Arne Ohman, PhD at the Clinical Neuro Science Department of Karolinska Institute, Sweden
Greek god Phobos origin of word. God of fear-personified.
Pogonophobia Psyche.media (Photo Courtesy of same)
Pogon: Greek word for beard.
1920s Dr John Watson conditioned fear of bears into a young boy via classical conditioning methods.
Beardism: Discrimination based on facial hair.
Some association with poor hygiene.
Last US president to have a beard was Benjamin Harrison.
One challenge can be finding a therapist who will take the phobia seriously.
Fear of having belly button touched or tugged by self or others.
Fear of seeing others touch their belly buttons.
Can become uncomfortable, nauseated, anxious.