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2003-12-21 01:41:48 AM  
Key to conquering cynophobia? ``Unlearn what you've learned,'' says Kirsch.

This is why she gets the big hourly bucks.
 
2003-12-21 02:01:15 AM  
Coulrophobia -- Fear of clowns. Possibly the most maligned phobia. But therapists say it's no surprise -- clowns can be downright scary.

``That bright makeup, . . . the clothes, . . . it can be terrifying for small children,'' Agustin says. ``I could see that fear blossoming into a phobia.''


Hell yes.
 
2003-12-21 03:58:29 AM  
brokenlinkophobia?
 
2003-12-21 04:14:08 AM  
Yup, brokenlinkophobia
 
2003-12-21 04:16:39 AM  
I have the fear of broken or farked links...

Hrmm, now in my drunken stupor I see 2 other people have named the phobia
 
2003-12-21 04:18:13 AM  
The only phobia is phobophobia.

/FDR
 
2003-12-21 04:21:06 AM  
Farked already?
 
2003-12-21 04:23:00 AM  
Mildlydisturbed, Soberphobia?
 
2003-12-21 04:23:15 AM  
i have farkedsiteaphobia

but for a while last night i had nofarkaphobia.
 
2003-12-21 04:23:48 AM  
CLOWNS!!! NNNNOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

</Coulrophobia>
 
2003-12-21 04:24:51 AM  
shigelojoe

I think that everyone has phobophobia by definition... I guess FDR was right...

 
2003-12-21 04:25:32 AM  
Bums scare me. Must be hobophobia.
 
2003-12-21 04:26:35 AM  
 
2003-12-21 04:28:32 AM  
FRODOPHOBIA: Fear of permanent buttcheek numbing after being wedged in a theatre seat for enire afternoon.
 
2003-12-21 04:30:39 AM  
That was the lamest article I've ever read.

The answer to every single phobia was pretty much "Just deal with it."

The hobophobia one was hilarious. "Just skirt areas where bums hang out." WOW. What an amazing dianogsis.
 
2003-12-21 04:31:00 AM  
Slomophobia: fear of gratuitous bullet time sequences.
 
2003-12-21 04:36:33 AM  
I have a fear of success.
 
2003-12-21 04:36:40 AM  
I'm amazed at the insight this article provided...my response to people that have phobias is..."keep it to yourself or get the fark over it"

I'm so so so glad that someone with a PHD(most likely), 6-8 years of schooling, and probably $100K a year job can say something different then me.

/should be shrink, where there is money in prolonging the problem(or is that consulting)
 
2003-12-21 04:37:06 AM  
Emtiviphobia: fear and/or disgust from the current state of popular music and the "artists" responsible.
 
2003-12-21 04:38:33 AM  
Maybe the link was posted before he power outage, and now the server is farked in the dark
 
2003-12-21 04:39:02 AM  
Arachnophobia -- Fear of spiders.

``We all have anxieties and it's good to develop coping tools, like meditation or yoga, as a way to calm yourself down or soothe yourself,'' Kirsch says.


Thanks for nothing.
 
2003-12-21 04:40:04 AM  


yep
 
2003-12-21 04:46:22 AM  
supercalifragilisticexpialidociousiaphobia- A fear of extremely looooong words
 
2003-12-21 04:49:27 AM  
supercalifragilisticexpialidociousiaphobia- A fear of extremely looooong words

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH!


I think I have that phobia...
 
2003-12-21 04:51:36 AM  
Fear of terrorists

No medical name for this? Guess that means it's not a real phobia. Try again Bush.
 
2003-12-21 04:56:03 AM  
Domophobia: fear of Domo-Kuns
 
2003-12-21 04:57:11 AM  
Luposlipaphobia - fear of being pursued by timber wolves around a kitchen table while wearing socks on a newly waxed floor.

/far side
 
2003-12-21 05:05:14 AM  
fear of long words is actually Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia.

no really it is, it's a cruel world...
 
2003-12-21 05:22:13 AM  
No sir, I don't like clowns. Or mimes either...
 
2003-12-21 05:30:56 AM  
Coulrophobia -- Fear of clowns. Possibly the most maligned phobia. But therapists say it's no surprise -- clowns can be downright scary.

So the pussy ass therapists all have coulrophobia
 
2003-12-21 05:31:01 AM  
The Phobia List

This website has a list of pretty much every phobia one can imagine.

 
2003-12-21 05:32:38 AM  
Can't sleep, clown'll eat me...
Can't sleep, clown'll eat me...
Can't sleep, clown'll eat me...
 
2003-12-21 05:43:48 AM  
--Pharqalinqskiphobia--

Fear of never having a submitted Fark link accepted.
 
2003-12-21 05:48:23 AM  
Mysophobia -- Fear of germs or dirt.
(Turn on water. Rinse and soap hands. With water still running, press towel dispenser lever to release paper. Wash again as lever may have been dirty. Tear paper off and dry hands. Use same paper as protective shield to turn water off. Use paper again to open door to restroom.

Doesn't everyone do this? I usually press the towel dispenser lever with my elbow, though.

(Lather Purell sanitizer on hands and walk away.).

Maybe not that bit.
 
2003-12-21 05:51:13 AM  
doublepostophobia
 
2003-12-21 05:52:00 AM  
doublepostophobia
 
2003-12-21 06:02:45 AM  
dimoximil I call shananagins on that, I do that in public restroms.. not because I have a fear of dirt, but because some dirty farkers don't know how to wash their hands after pissing, so it makes sense to use a paper towel to open the door after you've washed and dried your hands. It's not like I run around all day opening doors with handwipes and washing my hands every 2 seconds.
 
2003-12-21 06:14:49 AM  
four-oh-phobia?
 
2003-12-21 07:08:54 AM  
Hello_Kthullu
Agreed.
What to speak of wiping their backside and not washing.

/I'm not Howard Hughes (he suffered from Mysophobia and a few other things as well) but I know what is hygenic and what is not.
 
2003-12-21 08:18:21 AM  
PMS = Punish My Spouse
 
2003-12-21 08:36:20 AM  
No mention of mimes?!
 
2003-12-21 08:43:46 AM  
"Scabiophobia- Fear of scabies."

OK, that list contains a lot of questionable diagnoses. I think this one could easily be lumped under "Hypochondria. Notes: patient fears contracting scabies". And quite frankly, that's a pretty legitimate fear in some places...
 
2003-12-21 08:44:47 AM  
I conquered my fear of flying with valium.
 
2003-12-21 08:45:17 AM  
I'm okay with clowns and spiders, but I have a crushing fear of rejection.

Solution: conquer my fear by confronting things that trigger my irrational fear of rejection. Maybe I'll start by becoming a Jehovah's Witness. Ring bell, door slams. Ring bell, door slams. Ring bell...
 
2003-12-21 09:03:41 AM  
Can a perfectly legitimate fear really be called a phobia? Is there a phobia defined as "The fear of getting shot"? Seems like terrorist-phobia would be similar.
 
2003-12-21 09:04:20 AM  


No kidding. This is real. Check it out.
 
2003-12-21 09:06:34 AM  
I have a fear that I may read that worthless article again.
 
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2003-12-21 09:10:47 AM  
Didn't we decide that gay-fear-phobia was a hoax last time an SF newspaper reported it?
 
2003-12-21 09:18:24 AM  
So if your a psycologist, all you have to to is take one or two words (get the latin or greek word to sound really hardcore) and stick in front of -phobia.

Like this. Vagidentophobia. (just made it up. Figure it out!)

Convince a patient he/she has this, and presto! a new income stream!

/In the wrong line of business
 
2003-12-21 09:19:47 AM  
your = you're

Havne't had my coffee yet...
 
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