Take some examples:
Acrophobia - Fear of heights
Insectophobia - Fear of insects
Hydrophobia - Fear of water
Herpetophobia - Fear of reptiles or creepy, crawling things
So what is mysophobia then?
- Fear of dirt and uncleanliness, fear of germs and contamination
i. Obsessive hand washing
ii. Avoid activities which claimed to be unclean by the individual
iii. Declaring the desire not the share any personal items
iv. Avoiding social situations which include a close group of people
What do I get from these information?
- Now I know why some people keep on washing their hands everytime they touched an object which is not belongs to them.
- Now I understand why some people do not allow people around them, even their own friends and families to touch their belongings. Once touch, the touched item will be treated as unclean anymore and it might subject to throw away.
- I also realized that why some people claimed don't like to choose souvenirs brought back by their colleagues from a trip while others were busy choosing it, but afterward complained that they had been given the "left-over".
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If you are not sure or blurred what I was talking about, just ignore what I said because this post is classified as "To whom it may concern"! ;p
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