February 1, 2011 by LadyGigi
Rain, rain, go away, come again another day is NOT the case for an iridophobiac. If it was up to them, it would never stop raining! Because what comes after rain. That’s right. You guessed it. Rainbows.
Iridophobia is the fear of rainbows. ROYGBIV. Yeah, that’s not too pretty and colorful and unicorns for them. It’s BIG. It’s BRIGHT. And it’s got SEVEN COLORS.
Most iridophobiacs tend to be afraid of any types of rainbows. Whether it’s the ones that come out of the garden hose, or even some that you see in gasoline puddles, they’re all scary. Even the Northern Lights can give them the creeps! When the prism effect kicks in, iridophobiacs tend to struggle with an increased heart rate, hyperventilating, uncontrollable crying, sudden anxiety, light-headedness, and shortness of breath. So if you’re into rainbows or even Pink Floyd, I wouldn’t recommend hanging around a iridophobiac.
Hey, I wonder what would happen if a person with iridophobia saw a DOUBLE rainbow? Hmm….
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