For most, a phobia is an irrational fear that, somewhere along the way, got out of hand for the sufferer. A bad experience that got so much worse with the ever-looming fear.
Here are nine phobias that would be extremely devastating to try and live with in Malta.
The fear of sunlight
We can’t think of anything worse to have than a fear of the sun if you’re in a country that literally has thousands of hours of sunlight per year.
The fear of holy figures and holy things
With a country that has all the patron saints (and a couple of statues for each one), being afraid of holy figures or anything that has any sort of holy connotation would be horrible.
The fear of riding in a car
Photo by Darrin Zammit Lupi
In a super densely populated country that still manages to have nearly as many cars as people, amaxophobia is a terrible thing to suffer from.
The fear of beards
With so many Maltese guys sporting beards, and the hipster fad not going anywhere anytime soon, it’s a sad time to live in Malta if you’re actually afraid of beards.
The fear of knees
These knobbly beauties go hand-in-hand with Malta’s amazing, hot, long summers. If you’re afraid of knees stay away!
The fear of churches
Malta famously has a church for every day of the year, which means the terror would be very real.
The fear of houses
Houses. Houses everywhere…
With so many buildings dotting Malta’s landscape, and hundreds more being constructed as we type, anyone suffering from domatophobia would be hard-pressed to find a moment of respite in Malta.
The fear of names
Zveyrone, Netsrik, Jaceyrhaer, Zarkareia, Chinenye… enough to strike fear in the hearts of everyone, let alone someone who actually has a phobia of names.
The fear of work and / or functioning
Clearly, this is one phobia we all have.