What are you afraid of? According to fearof.net, approximately 5% of Americans have a phobia. The website lists the top 10 phobias as spiders, snakes, heights, crowded spaces, dogs, thunder/lighting, small spaces, germs, flying, and holes. A few new technology phobias have appeared recently compliments of the Irish Examiner. We like these too much not to share them with you all. Some common phobias you might find in the workplace are highlighted below.
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Glossophobia: The fear of public speaking
Atychiphobia: The fear of failure
Xenophobia: The fear of the unknown
Achievemephobia: The fear of success
Metathesiophobia: The fear of change
Technophobia: The fear of technology
Ergophobia: The fear of work
Telephonophobia: The fear of telephones
Allodoxaphobia: The fear of opinions
Cyberphobia: The fear of computers
Numerophobia: The fear of numbers
Vistaphobia: The fear of software updates
Chrometophobia: The fear of money
Decidophobia: The fear of making decisions.
Papyrophobia: The fear of paper
Nomophobia: Proposed name for the fear of not having your mobile phone
Pinaciphobia: The fear of lists (yikes! run away!)