The most difficult phobias riddlesMedicine quiz
Mysophobia is fear of?
falling in love
contamination and germs
Mysophobia, is a pathological fear of contamination and germs. The term was coined by William A. Hammond in 1879 when describing a case of obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD) exhibited in repeatedly washing one's hands.
Which phobia is the most common?
fear of heights
Some statistics show that 50% of women and 10% of men show symptoms of arachnophobia. The reasons are unclear, as a huge majority of modern spiders are harmless. It is speculated, that early humans might have lived in areas where poisonous spiders were a real threat.
The fear of thunder and lightning is called ...
Brontophobia is an abnormal fear of thunder and lightning that can be developed both by humans and animals. A person with brontophobia will often feel anxious during a thunderstorm, even when they understand that the threat to them is minimal.
What is Trypophobia?
Fear of dust mites
Fear of holes
Fear of spikes
Fear of bacteria
Trypophobia is an aversion to the sight of irregular patterns or clusters of small holes, or bumps. Although few studies have been done on trypophobia, researchers hypothesize that it is the result of a biological revulsion that associates trypophobic shapes with danger or disease, and may therefore have an evolutionary basis.
In an experiment, people were asked to detect various groups of images among variety of objects. Which images were the quickest to be recognized?
Scientists figure humans may be born with a fear of spiders and snakes, healthy phobias that up the odds of survival in the wild.
What is autophobia?
a fear of being alone
a fear of heights
a fear of water
a fear of people
Autophobia is the specific phobia of isolation; a morbid fear of being egotistical, or a dread of being alone or isolated. Sufferers need not be physically alone, but just to believe that they are being ignored or unloved.
What is the manifestation of ablutophobia?
fear of bathing
fear of nudity
fear of falling asleep
fear of children
Ablutophobia, or fear of bathing, is a relatively uncommon but serious phobia that appears to be more prevalent in women and children. It can manifest in many ways, from a fear of showering to a complete phobia of all washing.