21st Century Phobias Includes Mobiles

Modern Phobias.
Payment Phobia.

The Twenty First Century claims to be the most developed century.

It seems to me that it has the ingredients becoming one on using Technology to lose touch with the Reality called Life and saps your personality,reducing everything to machines and quantitative analysis.

Here is List of the Twenty First Century’s gift of Phobias.


According to a new study more than half of Brits suffer from nomophobia – an abbreviation of no-mobile-phone-phobia.

But it’s not the only phobia to have been caused by, or worsened by, the pressures of modern living.

We take a tongue-in-cheek look at some other fears and phobias that can be blamed on our 21st-century lives…and how to avoid them.


The fear that people were talking about you but stopped as you entered the room.

An occupational hazard for many bosses…and those who overdo it at the office Christmas party.


The fear that the queue you join will be slower than the other one.

It might be the post office or the airport check-in. But for some people the Sod’s Law of queueing can become a real phobia.

Try employing a “queue dummy” – a friend who stands in the other line, just in case,


Fear of wind.

Apt to affect teenagers returning to school who have spent the entire summer holiday inside playing on their X-boxes.

Also known to strike users of particularly violent washroom hand-dryers.


Fear of dancing.

Teenagers forced to go to wedding receptions with their dads have been recognised sufferers for many years.

But the rise of Youtube-inspired Flashmob routines in shopping centres and railway stations is raising the incidence rate.


Fear of opinions.

According to experts it is “associated with previous encounters wherein the person affected has not been able to properly express their opinion” – ie likely to affect previous members of Margaret Thatcher’s cabinet or anyone working for Simon Cowell.


Fear of atomic explosions.

Seems perfectly rational to us…..


Fear of nuclear weapons.



Fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth (yes, really).

Don’t eat it. Or smear it on your hips. It ends up there anyway.


Taken from the Latin words for ‘face’ and ‘book’ it means . . . fear of Facebook.

Or just a fear of having every aspect of your life lived in front of “friends” you’ve never met or would ever want to meet.


Fear of carbohydrates.

Once affected only the most obsessive devotes of Mr Atkins and his diet.

Now becoming worryingly prevalent among fans of TOWIE taking regular holidays to Marbella who live by the motto ‘No carbs before Marbs’.


Fear of being ridiculed.

Easily prevented. Don’t audition for Britain’s Got Talent.


Fear of empty rooms.

Also easily prevented. Don’t come third in X Factor but insist on pursuing the dream.


Fear of builders.

First identified among home owners in the 1970s conservatory era. Now considered an essential defence mechanism.


Fear of chopsticks.

Use a fork, stupid. Or have crispy duck pancakes. Or go for an Indian.


Fear of the colour green.

Likely to affect GM crop producers, EU fishermen and anyone employed in the oil industry


Fear of computers.

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One thought on “21st Century Phobias Includes Mobiles

  1. wow ! That was interesting, I would like to say that I’m surprised there is phobias like this . Other than that considering this generation and technology people can get either addicted or again develop phobias from technology. I guess it has come to this, our generation cant live without technology . Thanks for the wonderful blog!


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