The poet Vladimir Mayakovsky was obsessed with cleanliness and was terrified of picking up something. This disorder is also called misophobia. In his memoirs N. Semoniff. Mayakovsky. Memoirs of Elsa Triolet The sister of Lily Brick, the poet's muse, recalled that he washed his hands countless times a day, and always took his personal soap on trips. Perhaps this is how Mayakovsky was affected by the death of his father, who died V. V. Mayakovsky. I myself from blood poisoning, pricked with a pin.
It seems that these are all the quirks of creative people, but according to statistics Diagnostic And Statistical Manual Of Mental Disorders / American Psychiatric Association , from 7 to 9% of US residents and about 6% of European residents have a specific phobia — fear of an object or situation that does not pose a real danger.
Do you have such a feature? Perhaps you are afraid of clowns, balloons, dolls or clusters of small holes, such as honeycombs. Share your story!