Hi Clare Maxfield here and happy Friday the 13th bet we weren’t expecting to hear from me today. Well as only yesterday when I was thinking of tomorrow’s Friday 13th and I’m traveling. I wondered what other superstitions are out there? That got me thinking about the fears and phobias and superstitions that not so much surround Friday the 13th but maybe that without me even realizing, a lot of my clients deal with and through helping them with their image I managed to help them through them but let me just give you a little bit of a background very quickly on Friday the 13th because this astounded me.
It began in Middle Ages. It started brewing when they talking about the Last Supper and Christ and he had 13 at the table it was held on a 13th but it’s actually a Thursday but it was the day before Good Friday which wasn’t so good in the end and that started rolling this Friday’s thirteen’s into a story and then it was early last century – Thomas Lawson wrote a book called Friday the 13th and in it there was a whole wall street market crash on the 13th based on the superstition and it made me think what came first? It’s like the chicken and the egg the superstition or the crash was it? You know what ended up happening and then there’s also the thought that due to Phillip IV of France rounding up a lot of the Knights Templar and arresting them might have had something to do with that.
All I know is today we all live with a lot of fears of phobias so I thought I’d share with you some of the stranger fears and phobias that I have to help my clients through and I do help them through. As an image consultant for a start there’s the Decidophobia yes it’s a phobia it’s like should I buy this or this? What looks right and from that do you know that there’s an interesting phobia the Catotrophophobia and that is to do with a fear of mirrors.
Now Pamela Anderson has this and it’s not so much they look at a mirror a go Oh, it’s a mirror it’s their reflection they see themselves distorted in the mirror which isn’t good another one it’s the Glossophobia. Glossophobia is a fear of public speaking it actually comes number 13 in the top 100 of speaking fears and from that a lot of my clients if they have a fear like of Agoraphobia going out I can help them with looking better that when they go through these fears they actually supported in the right way but when I started looking at there’s Vestiophobia out there people are afraid of clothes. Now life must be really tough for them because clothes are kind of part of our everyday life. there are Chromophobia Billy Bob Thornton’s one they’re afraid of bright colors. I’m guessing his life is fairly deep and muted. Koumpounophobia – that was a fun one to learn that’s a fear of buttons so people who have come upon a phobia they will wear things that slide over their head or do up with zips or do up with ties now I mentioned before the chromophobia there’s also a lot of people that have phobias too specific colors. Xanthophobia is one it’s the fear of yellow but another phobia that I often deal with with my clients and it’s often not given this name that’s Gerascophobia and that’s a fear of getting old.
It’s that elusive elixir of youth that people are always looking for. But as with all things there’s always the funny little ones you weren’t expecting when you go through an Omphalophobia that’s a fear of bellybuttons. I don’t know if they’re afraid of their own or other people’s so I don’t know where they get out of shower and have to look at and hide their belly button or their like this is on the beach , don’t show me your belly button and then lyrngoziphobia
Coz I thought for sure there’s a phobia for zips or there is but is’t a phobia of getting your lips caught in zips. didn’t even want to think too much about that. So happy Friday at 13th and I hope you are not a Paraskevidekatriaphobe because that means you are afraid of Friday the 13th Clare Maxfield from Clare Maxfield Image. Bye