Fear of Purple

Did you know that there is a condition called Porphyrophobia which is the fear of the color purple? Yes, believe it or not, some people have a fear of this royal hue.

The Dreamer by Pepe Ozan Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California May 2007 – November 2007

But not all colors received equal recognition in the phobia world. I only know of two other specific color fears…

Melanophobia – Fear of the color black

Leukophobia – Fear of the color white.

Of course there is the all encompassing chromophobia – Fear of colors.

Thank goodness the Doctor is IN! Have a seat and let us talk. There is no need to fear the color purple or any other hue.

Feature Image Credit: Kenneth Alan Lewis [CC BY-NC-ND 2.0] Floating Heads installation to be found in Glasgow's Kelvingrove Art Gallery And Museum, Scotland

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  • Kit Draper says:

    I had a high school history teacher that was afraid of purple. Naturally we all wore purple as often as we could so she wouldn’t call on us in class. On the last day of school we gave her a plushie purple cow, she couldn’t touch it. I feel bad now.

  • Fearaz says:

    Phobias related to colors seem too strange to be possible but they are real, think of the possible triggers people would come across daily. There are phobias for several colors that have been discovered so far.

  • Samantha says:

    I have this phobia and it is a secondary phobia in response to my primary phobia. It’s very strange but it’s something that will never change. It’s lesser than my primary so it’s more of a passionate hate than a fear but that’s exactly what a secondary phobia is.

  • thepurpleguy says:

    so this is fear of me cause i am purple

    • Kate Smith says:

      Yes, purple guy, I think you are right. On the upside there are far more purple lovers porphyrophobics in the world.

  • Adam says:

    I think it is weird that people fear me and my lifestyle I am a Porphyrophile

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