You might someone who likes bright, sunshin-y yellow and red or sombre, dull grey shades or prefer a bright combination. That doesn’t bother me…
And the title reminds me of the picture “The Scream” by Edvard Munch
When you ask someone “what’s your fave color?” or “Isn’t that color nice?”, you would probably expect a simple “yes” or “no” OR the person might just express his views a little more strongly than that.
Here’s another possibilty:
- The person’s eyes widen
- The person might shiver and sweat
- The person might run away or slap you or puke or…. (you get the idea!)
Then the person is probably Chromatophobic (Yeah it is weird, to be afraid of colors.)
Some of those phobias relate to colors being the most terrifying thing imaginable… for those poor people, this blog, with different colored text and a lotta pics, would probably be hell-incarnate.
Chromatophobia is an abnormal and persistent fear of colors. Like most fears and phobias, the fear of color is created by the subconscious mind as a protective reaction. It was likely an emotionally traumatic event in ones past that was linked to colors in general or a specific color. Because the association of colors to that traumatic event is so strong, when subjected to colors later in life the unconscious mind brings up terrible feelings. The phobia affects people in different ways, with some experiencing the suffering all the time and others just to direct stimuli.
Look at it this way, A person you happen to know or is a good friend wears something of frightening color(literally!)The situation is indeed ridiculous when you start being hyper at the sight of different color shades. Most of the time people around you fail to understand what actually makes you behave so strangely.
Symptoms of the condition
Symptoms of this particular fear form vary from person to person and they include a feeling of dread, irregular heart beat, extreme sweating, mouth becoming dry, inability to speak or express, occasional shaking, extreme anxiety, shortness of breath, relentless sweating and nausea.
Tho’ now there are drugs to treat such people.
There are different “phobias” for each specific color too. ( I mean, how jobless can people get ? ) There is:
- Cyanophobia (if you’re cyanophobic, you wouldn’t probably be reading this article)
- Chlorophobia (no points for guessing this one)
- Leukophobia (it’s actually fear of white.)
If you noticed my continual usage of “the person” instead of just using “he”, please note that I am a feminist! I stick-by what I said previously, fear of colors is weird.
That’s enough of this phobia stuff… I don’t want loyal readers (if any, hopefully) to become “thisblog-o-phobic!”