People suffering from Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia tover to experience a great khuyễn mãi giảm giá of anxiety when faced with long words. It is indeed ironical that the scientific name given to this phobia is such a long one. Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia can actually be broken down inkhổng lồ several parts: Hippo- is ‘horse’ in Greek và potam-os is river. Thus the first part of the word refers khổng lồ a water horse also otherwise known as Hippopotamus. The Oxford Dictionary uses the word: Hippopotamine to lớn refer khổng lồ “something very large”. The word “monstr” is the Latin origin of a ‘monstrous being’ or something that is huge or terrifying and sesquippedalio is derived from Latin sesquippedali meaning ‘measuring a foot & a half long’. Phobos stands for morbid fear.
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Causes of Fear of Long Words Phobia
Most specific phobias, including the fear of long words phobia, are caused by an sự kiện that is recorded by parts of the brain (namely the amygdala & hippocampus) as dangerous or deadly. The body then reacts as if the same sự kiện is bound lớn happen repeatedly. A person with severe Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia is literally held a prisoner by his feelings of anxiety and panic he experiences at the thought or sight of long words.
No one is born with this phobia. Most people have sầu simply learned it from an unpleasant episode. In fact; many individuals vày not even remember how the fear started.
School going children (or in some cases, working adults) might have sầu experienced being laughed at or having been embarrassed (or found themselves shaking, trembling etc) when reading/pronouncing long words. The mind then continues to lớn create the same response without any basis. For a person suffering from Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia, the mind develops negative images, bad movie-lượt thích stills at the thought or sight of long words.
Symptoms of Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia
Each individual is different and so are his/her symptoms of Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia.
Typically, the symptoms of long words phobia can be characterized as mental, emotional or physical. Many individuals feel extremely anxious or have sầu a full blown panic attachồng at the sight or thought of long words.
Physical symptoms include shaking, crying, running away, trembling, feeling nauseated, experiencing headaches, rapid or accelerated heartbeat and shallow breathing etc.
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Often the patient understands that his fear is irrational & unsupported; however, he is unable khổng lồ control himself & is powerless to rationalize.
Treating và overcoming the fear of long words phobia
The good news is that Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia can be overcome. Drugs and medicines must be the last resort as these simply mask the symptoms of anxiety experienced due khổng lồ the phobia. The solution khổng lồ overcoming the fear of long words is lớn mainly regọi và evaluate the factors that have led to lớn the phobia in the first place.
Therapists can also help evaluate these factors to lớn come up with a treatment plan. The individual is then encouraged lớn expose self to long words gradually: beginning with just seeing the word, then progressing lớn thinking about long words và finally saying them. Such gradual exposure helps lessen the panic until the individual is completely comfortable và can face long words confidently.
Using self help methods lượt thích deep breathing, relaxing and meditating etc are also recommended while dealing with this phobia. Talk therapy, cognitive behavior therapy & behavior therapy are some other important and effective sầu therapies for treating Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia.
What vị you điện thoại tư vấn someone who is afraid of unknown words?
I work with a woman who is afraid of words she doesn’t know or recognize.
Believe sầu it or not!!!!
My lord, why is this a thing, I have sầu not drawn but wrote all the phobias in My Journal, I almost skipped this one.
Am I the only one that finds it funny that the word for the fear of long words is an extremely long word?
I think it IS the longest word in the English language.I’d love khổng lồ find out who “named” it, in order to lớn know who to dedicate this month’s “a**holes of history” award khổng lồ.