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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  • 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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