Showing posts with label Koumpounophobia. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Koumpounophobia. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

One Of The Rarest Of Rare Phobias – The Fear Of Buttons

It was one of the weirdest news that I have come across in my entire life (and that is certainly not a small time, as I am already 30 something). The said news is about a British girl who is suffering from one of the strangest (and weirdest) phobias that are found in this world – the fear of buttons.

The news says that the girl, Gillian Linkins “can't even stand in the same room as friends and family, who wear them. The sight of buttons sends her into panic attacks. She realised her phobia at the age of seven, when she refused to put on her school blouse.”

The news also quotes the girl saying “I have always been fearful of buttons, especially when they are grouped together……… For me touching a button would be like touching a cockroach. It feels dirty, nasty and wrong. When I was younger my brother used to tease me by opening my mum's button tin. I hide in my bedroom until he put them away”.

No wonder that Gillian’s boyfriend Nate Dorrington always wears clothes with zips.

The phobia, named Koumpounophobia, reportedly affects one in 75,000 people.

The world is really such a queer place. So many strange and peculiar things are happening here, half of which are unknown to us.

However, the news is certainly not funny. It is definitely not a good news that a young girl has become a victim of such an odd phobia, which is seriously hampering her social life. Let us pray to God that she gets rid of this peculiar phobia soon, and starts enjoying a perfectly normal life.

Gillian, all our wishes are with you. You just need to be a bit mentally tough, and self-confident. You must overcome this baseless phobia, and we know that you will certainly be successful in doing so. Good Luck!