January 2020 Create Challenge: Phobophobia: Phobias and the Phobic Phobes Who Fear Them
Anatidaephobia: the fear that somewhere, somehow, a duck is watching you.
– Gary Larsen
Friend, do you have a phobia? Or two, or three?
Here are some phobias:
- acrophobia: fear of heights
- aerophobia: fear of flying
- agoraphobia: fear of crowds
- ailurophobia: fear of cats
- arachnophobia: fear of spiders
- autophobia: fear of being alone
And that's just the beginning of the alphabet. Are your phobias unusual? What do you do about them? Are you personally fearless, but surrounded by people with different phobias? What are some of the most unusual things you've done to accommodate a phobia – your own, or someone else's?
This month, we want you to discuss phobias with us. Lie back on the couch, breathe deeply, and imagine yourself on a sunny beach…
…unless, of course, you suffer from cymophobia, a fear of waves…