Environmentally conscious way of life usually goes hand in hand with love of nature, and that means enjoying all that planet has to offer. But not everyone likes communicating with trees, views of the mountains and the tete-a-tete with the gorillas in their natural habitat. For some just the thought of such classes causes panic: the heartbeat quickens, hands shake, and these people will do anything to avoid such topics.
The following environmental phobias may look funny, but for those who suffer from them, is a nightmare. But not to worry: most of the phobias (illogical and overwhelming fears that can be genetic, acquired or caused by traumatic experiences) can be overcome with the help of therapy and relaxation methods. This means that you will be able fully to love the planet.
At the thought of the lakes most of us have dreams about bathing, picnics on the shore or sailing. But for some unfortunates just the thought of dipping even a big toe in the water or spending time on the lake causing the tremor. Limnophobia is not necessarily an aversion to the water surface, but also overwhelming fear of just what may be at depth. Because the concept is also used to describe the fear of the other murky bodies of water such as swamps and ponds.
In fairy tales and movies the woods can be a frightening place. As soon as we leave childhood, most stop shaking at the thought of getting lost in the forest and fall into the hands of bandits. But for some, the only significant innovation-even a brief hike in the woods quickly turns to horror when they imagine wild animals and serial killers lurking behind every tree. A small group of heliobow especially feels bad nights, and this disease is called "nyctohylophobia".
Of course, most of us are not happy thoughts to be alone with a tiger-cannibal or be torn apart by a grizzly bear. You can even think that the fear of wild animals – a good reason to stay alive. However, agrizoophobia is much more than the establishment of common boundaries between you and the most ruthless animal nature. Many people suffering from this phobia can't go to the zoo, having a pet or even watch television programs about nature not being covered by the wild horror. And for some, even small and relatively harmless creatures may cause a nervous shiver. Someboby, for example, can not tolerate the kind of naked moles and their wrinkled hairless skin, tiny eyes and long, curved front teeth.
Like the vampires, heliophobe will do almost anything to hide from the sun. Their fear may stem from fear of skin cancer or even the sudden destruction of the planet in a giant flash of sun. Whatever the reason, people with an unreasonable fear of sunlight often exhibit some strange behavior – for example, cover Windows with blankets, put on protective clothing if necessary to go out and even refuse to leave the house.
Undue fear of fur often begins with disgust for the skinning of animals for human luxury coat and decorations. But this is not the only manifestation of doraphobia. A disdain fur just hate the way it looks, the texture and the smell, while others acquire this phobia after an animal attack. For those suffering from this disease even stroking a dog or a picture of a grandmother in a mink wrap could cause panic.
Like people who are afraid of heights, aeroacrophobia tremble and sweat at the sight of large and open spaces with mountains, cliffs and other high places. This irrational fear of open heights and often accompanying the dizziness can become so painful that people with this phobia prefer to live and stay on flat terrain and even avoid photos taken from a great height.
Most of us like the touch of a summer breeze against the skin, the soft rustling trees under a light breeze and even feels a sense of delight when powerful storms. But not anemophobia. Even a slight movement of air terrifies, reminding her, perhaps, about the ability of the wind to kill and destroy. Anemophobia often hide at the first sign of a gust of wind, and even avoid things, just remind them of the wind, such as kites and sea waves.
Call of creepy-crawlies, and for them, there may be a phobia: fear of termites – isopterophobia, moth – mottephobia, lice – pediculophobia, FA spheksophobia, and these are only some examples. There are those who are afraid of ALL insects – entomophobia. Their crazy appearance or sound of something scratching, crawling or buzzing around. Many people who fear insects don't even go outside and spend most of your time and money in trying to save your home from bugs.
Remember how in the summer you lay in a field and watched the dark blue abyss above her head? Or maybe are you inspired by the vast night sky, filled with stars and galaxies, which, it seems, extends to infinity? But suffering from anablephobia (literally, afraid to look up) absolutely not delighted by such things – no enormous spaces, no big mysteries of the universe. Even the very notion of such infinite chills them to the bone. Some anablephobia suppresses the feeling of insignificance, while others worry all the time that the sky is falling along with other heavy objects.
Imagine that there are people suffering from vomiting at the sight of the roses or experiencing dizziness while walking across the lawn, overgrown with wild flowers. Many of us love flowers with their wonderful shades and exquisite smell. But people with anthophobia not tolerate this. For them, the flowers symbolize something disgusting or unable to recall potentially dangerous creatures living at the expense of pollination (e.g., bees with their painful bites).