As promised, herewith some phobias beginning with the letters E, F and G.
|Ecophobia||This is the feeling of powerlessness to prevent cataclysmic environmental change.|
|Emetophobia||This is a phobia that causes overwhelming, intense anxiety pertaining to vomit, including a fear of vomiting or seeing others vomit.|
|Enochlophobia||Fear of crowds.|
|Entomophobia||Fear/dislike of insects, a zoophobia.|
|Ephebiphobia||Fear of youth. First coined as the “fear or loathing of teenagers“, today the phenomenon is recognized as the “inaccurate, exaggerated and sensational characterization of young people” in a range of settings around the world.|
|Equinophobia||Fear of horses.|
|Ergophobia, ergasiophobia||Fear of work. This is an abnormal and persistent fear of work (manual labour, non-manual labour, etc.) or fear of finding employment. It may be considered a form of social phobia or performance anxiety. The condition is recognised as a derivative of Occupational burnout, derived from a persisting sense of pressure or excessive expectations in a workplace.|
|Erythrophobia, erytophobia, ereuthophobia||Fear of the colour red, or fear of blushing.
Blushing is the rush of blood to a person’s face . It is easily detectable as a reddening of the face. Blushing is normally involuntary and triggered by emotional stress associated with passion, embarrassment, shyness, anger, or romantic stimulation.
|Frigophobia||This 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|
|Gamophobia||Fear of marriage.|
|Gelotophobia||This is a fear of being laughed at, a type of social phobia. While most people do not like being laughed at, there is a sub-group of people that exceedingly fear it, and without obvious reasons, they relate laughter they hear to be directed at themselves.|
|Gephyrophobia||This fear is characterized by the fear of bridges and tunnels. As a result, sufferers of gephyrophobia may avoid routes that will take them over bridges, or if they are a passenger, will act very apprehensively when passing over a bridge.|
|Genuphobia||Fear of knees or the act of kneeling. Some people fear kneeling because it is a form of submission. Symptoms include but are not limited to becoming sick to the stomach, excessive sweating, dry mouth, and anxiety when presented with a situation including knees or kneeling. Sufferers fear the uncomfortable feeling they experience at the sight of knees or they fear the recollection of the injury and the pain associated with it.|
|Gerascophobia||Fear of growing old or aging. Gerascophobia may be based on anxieties of being left alone without resources and incapable of caring for oneself due to age-caused disability.
Due to humans being mortality salient, sufferers will often feel as though aging is the first sign that their immune systems are starting to weaken, making them more vulnerable and prone to diseases. They view aging as a human flaw or form of self-obliteration, rather than as a natural progression in life.
|Globophobia||Fear of balloons. The source of fear may be the sound of balloons popping.
Generally, globophobics will refuse to touch, feel, or go near a balloon for fear it will burst.
|Glossophobia||Fear of speaking in public or of trying to speak.
Speech is the action of speaking out loud and anxiety is the feeling of worry, tension or concern that manifests when thinking that negative things will occur, and physically by increased blood pressure,sweating and shaking. Thus, speech anxiety is the feeling of worry and physical reactions caused when speaking to others, specially to larger groups.
|Gynophobia||Fear of adult women.
In the past, the Latin term “horror feminae” was used.
Gynophobia should not be confused with misogyny, the hatred, contempt for and prejudice against women, although some may use the terms interchangeably, in reference to the social, rather than pathological aspect of negative attitudes towards women. The antonym of misogyny is philogyny, the love, respect for and admiration of women.
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