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In the vein of learning something new each day, below are some interesting manias and obsessions.
ablutmania – mania for washing oneself (my cats own this one)
aboulomania – pathological indecisiveness
agromania – intense desire to be in open spaces
antomania – obsession with flowers
aphrodisiomania – abnormal sexual interest
clinomania – excessive desire to stay in bed
doromania – obsession with giving gifts
ecdemomania – abnormal compulsion for wandering
empleomania – mania for holding public office
Graecomania – obsession with Greece and the Greeks
hippomania – obsession with horses
hypermania – severe mania
hypomania – minor mania
idolomania – obsession or devotion to idols
musomania – obsession with music
micromania – pathological self-deprecation or belief that one is very small
nosomania – delusion of suffering from a disease
nymphomania – excessive or crazed sexual desire
oligomania – obsession with a few thoughts or ideas
oniomania – mania for making purchases
opsomania – abnormal love for one kind of food
phagomania – exessive desire for food or eating
plutomania – mania for money
rhinotillexomania – compulsive nose picking
sophomania – delusion that one is incredibly intelligent
technomania – craze for technology
theomania– belief that one is a god
verbomania – craze for words
Kind of backs up my belief that we all have diffent degrees of mania. We’re all bent, we just bend in different directions. The person who thinks they aren’t, in some small way, a little freaky is probably the biggest freak of them all!
Speaking of freaks (how’s that for a segue?) – six of us are collaborating on a new blog, Office Freaks. We’ve opened the doors today and would like nothing more than for you to drop in. It’ll grow daily so it’ll be a blog you’ll want to keep an eye on. Throw it under favorites and into your feed reader. Hopefully we’ll all have fun getting geeky and freaky.
Make each moment count double,