Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia - the fear of words

People have unusual and funny phobias and among them is one phobia called Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia, this 35 letters long phobia ironically means fear of long words.

Like any other phobia this fear is pure psychological and people who suffer from Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia tend to get really nervous and uncomfortable in listening and spelling long words. Sometimes this leads to isolation, depression and anxiety.

The word sesquipedalian means long words and although this fear is rare among people it does exist. A good reason why this phobia is rare is because long words are also rare to be found just like this 35 letter descriptive word “Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia”.

As stated above this phobia or fear is a psychological problem and not a mental problem. To tackle any psychological problem we must face our fears in order to overcome it. It requires a lot of effort and time to be spent around spelling and listening to long words and if you do that sooner or later you will overcome the fear of long words.

My advice to any phobia suffers is to take a psychological appointment with you psychologist and after just a few sessions you will notice great improvements in yourselves. It does not require to take any sort to medical pill just requires some effort, bravery and time with a psychologist and you will be fearless!

Enjoy this funny YouTube video called “The long words song (Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia)”