Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Unnamed Phobia

I think I actually have an unnamed phobia. I challenge anybody to find a name for my phobia.

I just went swimming today at the pool. I have not gone swimming for a long time and I'm not a 'swimmer'. I do swim, thankfully, but just not interested in swimming because I have a fear of the deep end of the pool. I wanted to get into swimming to lose weight and get back in shape. I have a family history of diabetes and heart disease so I better buck up and get crackin'!

I'm get freaked out around deep water and how the pool looks VERY blue where the deep water is. Most pools has a 10 ft or deeper drop off which freaks me out. I get anxious about the idea of walking on the bottom of the pool then losing my footing then flailing in the deep blue water. I am just fine at beaches, lakes, rivers, and shallow water at the pool. 4 ft is great with me.

I found this website with a listing of phobias. It's still a work in progress because there's always a new phobia out there somewhere. The website is: www.phobialist.com

Here are several of the most interesting (and sad) phobias:

Thinking- Phronemophobia (what the heck?)
sermons - homilophobia (what about the devout christian parents of children with this phobia, will they accept that?)
phobias - phobophobia (harhar! *cackles*)
Peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth - Arachibutyrophobia (huh?)
jews - judeophobia (*gasp*)
There is also phobias on Germans, Chineses, Japanese, and several other cultures
Learning - sophophobia (how the heck you can avoid learning?)
Computers or working on computers - cyberphobia

I hope Ashton never develops a phobia but it can strike at any time. Some people have terrifying fears of dogs because they were bitten by a dog when little. It's not fair to any phobia-afflicted people that they miss out wonderful experiences of life. I only venture out to deep water for a short time as long there are a lot of people there. I can't be in a pool alone.

Until next time!

2 comments:

Yimmi Linz said...

Actually, hydrophobia, is not only the fear of water, but the fear of deep water or water you can drown in (see http://www.bookofratings.com/phobias2.html for reference).

If taken only literally, hydrophobics would fear tears, puddles, dripping faucets, etc.

~Yimmi

jamallya said...

There is a word for almost every fear known to mankind, including a work for fear of fear, and fear of deafness