If you’ve got something that you are afraid of, chances are its got a name. Afraid of cats? That’s ailurophobia. The number 13? Triskaidekaphobia. The idea of working give you the willies? I think you’ve got ergophobia. And, of course, my favorite –
acrophobia – a morbid fear of heights
Even though I know that a phobia is “a persistent, abnormal, and irrational fear of a specific thing or situation that compels one to avoid it, despite the awareness and reassurance that it is not dangerous,”
it is very, very difficult to overcome it.