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What is One of The Longest Words In The Dictionary?

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Do you know the technical name of what the fear of spiders is called? How about the fear of heights? And the fear of being sick all the time? Well how about the fear of Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia?


We've all experienced some kind of fear from time to time. For example, the fear of the unknown. It's human nature to have a fear of the unknown. It's also a fear that a majority of people having phobia — end up suffering from it. You can experience this fear from just watching a scary movie, or by reading Chris Mentillo horror books. Haha. 

Chris Mentillo Books

What I'm trying to say is that none of us are perfect. God knows I'm not. Only the "king" himself deems himself to be perfect. And I'm not speaking about the king in the United Kingdom, or Stephen King either. They call them something different in the United States. "I'm only telling the truth." Or how does Al Pachino say it in the classic movie, Scarface? "I tell the truth, even when I lie."   

Al Pachino

Getting back to long word phobias. I wonder? I wonder if there is a phobia regarding the fear of not being perfect? The good news is that there is hope at the end of the rainbow. There is help to rid yourself of these phobias — once and for all. Get yourself a great phobia therapist, or do it yourself as I did through Neuro-Associate Conditioning (N.A.C.) and clinical self-hypnosis — my favorite all-time formula for instant gratification and success. And I'm not lying. 

What is Neuro-Associative Conditioning (N.A.C.)?

Without getting into a whole new topic, I will briefly define what The science of Neuro-Associative Conditioning is:

N.A.C. is a system that (according to life and business coach, Tony Robbins) can create changes in human emotions and behavior, based upon the premise that there are two determining reasons for human behavior:

(1) the need to avoid pain and/or

(2) the desire to gain pleasure. 

NAC is Tony Robbin's revamped version of his older technology, (NLP) Neuro-Linguistic Programming. NLP is the heart or basis behind the meat of this technology. Get to know NLP first — learn, research, read, practice, and study it before you move on to implementing N.A.C. 

Honestly, these technologies improved my life, relationships, businesses, etc so much, that I ended up (years ago) getting personally trained, coached by two of Tony Robbin's most skilled trainers. 

Eventually, I ended up implementing these cutting-edge technologies and techniques on business owners, and anyone else who wanted to free themselves of specific phobias. The technique works on most anyone who desires to change their lives, businesses, and live their dreams, accomplish their goals, and all that stuff. The crazy thing about all of this was it worked. Well, it worked too well, when I performed them. It worked so well that I had an enormous line of people wanting to change their lives in every regard. The line went from our health center — all the way to the end of another retail store. That's how well this technology worked. Anyway, I will someday get more into this, but I wanted only to mention it because it was a part of history in my life years ago.  

I promise you now I will get back to Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia. Try and say this word fast ten times. I couldn't believe this one when I came across it. They have a name for every phobia in the world. I suppose they have one for the fear of not being perfect too. So, what is Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia? 


Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia is one of the longest words in the dictionary — and, in an ironic twist, is the name for a fear of long words. Go figure, the fear of long words. Now I've seen it all. Sesquipedalophobia is another term for the phobia.

Ordinarily, people with this phobia will most likely never inquire about medical help. Individuals with the phobia would likely take jobs where they weren’t threatened with long words and phrases. However, if symptoms become intolerable or other symptoms develop, your doctor will ask you a range of questions about your symptoms, to determine if you have a phobia or anxiety disorder. They’ll also review your psychiatric, medical, family, and social history. 

Symptoms can include:





dry mouth


trouble breathing

avoiding reading because of your fear.

feeling distressed over academics or work involving long words.

The American Psychiatric Association, mental health, and medical associations don’t officially recognize hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia as a phobia, it technically isn’t a diagnosable condition. However, your doctor may be able to offer general information about phobias and recommend treatment. 

P.S. I had to add this bad boy of a word to my Grammarly dictionary.