- Phobia: fear of cockroaches – also known as ‘Katsaridaphobia’
Scarlett Johanson is an American celebrity known for her beauty, charming personality and acting skills. She is the highest paid actress in the world since 2018 and won a lot of awards, including a Tony Award and a BAFTA Award, as well as nominations for two Academy Awards and five Golden Globe Awards. Nevertheless, Scarlett Johansson is also afraid of cockroaches – and to be honest, who isn’t? They are absolutely disgusting.
Of course, this is a specific phobia known as katsaridaphobia, so it can cause panic attacks and severe episodes of anxiety in people who are afraid of cockroaches. According to Johansson, she developed this phobia when she woke up with a cockroach on her face… the event was so shocking that she started to hate them forever.
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- Phobia: fear of dolphins – also known as ‘Delfiniphobia’
Tyra Banks is an American television personality, actress, businesswoman who started her career as a Victoria’s Secret model from 1997 to 2005. Banks suffers from an unusual specific phobia that causes her panic attacks, irrational fear and anxiety when she sees… dolphins!
I wonder how anyone can be scared of dolphins which are some of the cutest, most intelligent animals in the world? Well, anything is possible when we suffer certain unpleasant or traumatic events or when we have a well-developed imagination since childhood.
And this theory can be found even in Tyra Banks’ case as well. She apparently developed this phobia when she was only 8 years old and imagined that she was being attacked by dolphins in a swimming pool. Unfortunately, Tyra Banks still has recurring nightmares where she is attacked by these aquatic beings.