An Excess of Phobias and Manias, O-Z
Ombrophobia/pluviophobia: Fear of rain.
onychotillomania: A tendency to pick at (or pull out) one’s finger, or toe,
oophoromania, oothecomania, ovariomania: A psychosis associated with ovarian
ophidiomania: An excessive interest in snakes or other reptiles including
observing them, studying them, and having them as pets.
ophidiophobia, ophiciophobia, ophiophobia: An
excessive terror of snakes and other reptiles.
ophresiophobia, osphresiophobia: An excessive fear of odors.
ophthalmophobia: An abnormal fear of being stared at.
opiomania: Excessive craving for opium or opiates in general.
: The fear of learning
opsomania: 1. A morbid desire for some particular food or sweets. 2. A longing
for a particular article of diet or for highly seasoned food.
Pyrexeophobia/pyrexiophobia: An excessive fear
of having a fever probably because of its relation to some illness.
Pyromania: Insanity characterized by an impulse to set things on fire; a
mania for incendiarism.
Statistics show there are three ages when men misbehave:
young, old, and middle.
There’s nothing consistent about human behavior
except its tendency to drift toward evil.
When adults behave like children, we call them juvenile;
when children behave like adults, we call them delinquents.
Pyrophobia: 1. An intense fear of fire, watching fires, or that one will
start fires. 2. In biology, intolerant of the soil conditions produced by fire;
a reference to a plant that is unable to re-establish itself following a fire.
Radiophobia: An excessive fear of x-rays.
Siderodromophobia: Fear of railroads and/or trains.