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Octophobia (from Greek oktṓ, "eight") is fear of the number eight, a branch of numerophobia. The fear is often due to the looping figure of the number itself, as well as superstition. The fear of 8 is connected to the fear of 26 as the sum of digits in 26 is 8. Due to this numerological property, the number could bring about bad luck, hardship, and destruction.

An octophobic person may believe that number 8 may hold danger in things. For some, the figure eight pattern spirals into a never ending curve that can make them dizzy. Since eight is perpendicular in figure to the infinity sign, octophobia may lead to or developed from apeirophobia.

Some living in a home that has number 8 on its address may worry that it gets destroyed some day. Others would not wed during the eighth month of the year (August). If the person glances at the number, he/she may get stunned by it, but if it gazes at that number, he/she may panic while giving them sense of being inescapable.

Surprisingly, most people believe even though it doesn't have a cure for it, the fear is adjustable. But the phobia can be treated, psychotherapy is the most beneficial.

Number phobias
Oudenophobia (fear of 0) · Henophobia (fear of 1) · Dyophobia (fear of 2) · Triskaphobia (fear of 3) · Tetraphobia (fear of 4) · Pentaphobia (fear of 5) · Hexaphobia (fear of 6) · Heptaphobia (fear of 7) · Octophobia (fear of 8) · Enneaphobia (fear of 9) · Decaphobia (fear of 10) · Hendecaphobia (fear of 11) · Dodecaphobia (fear of 12) · Triskaidekaphobia (fear of 13) · Hexadecaphobia (fear of 16) · Heptadecaphobia (fear of 17) · Octodecaphobia (fear of 18) · Enneadecaphobia (fear of 19) · Eikositriophobia (fear of 23) · Eikosihexaphobia (fear of 26) · Triakontenneaphobia (fear of 39) · Tessarakontadyophobia (fear of 42) · Hexekontadyophobia (fear of 62) · Hexekontenneaphobia (fear of 69) · Hebdomekontahenophobia (fear of 71) · Ogdokontaheptaphobia (fear of 87) · Enenekontenneaphobia (fear of 99) · Hekatophobia (fear of 100) · Hekatohendecaphobia (fear of 111) · Hekatenenekontahenophobia (fear of 191) · Diakosioihekkaidekaphobia (fear of 216) · Diakosioipentekontaphobia (fear of 250) · Triakosioitriakontatriophobia (fear of 333) · Tetrakosioeikosiphobia (fear of 420) · Hexakosioihekkaidekaphobia (fear of 616) · Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia (fear of 666) · Heftakosioitessarakontaheptaphobia (fear of 747) · Enniakosioihendecaphobia (fear of 911) · Enniakosioenenekontenneaphobia (fear of 999) · Tessarakontadyochilahexekontenneaphobia (fear of 42069) · Meganumerophobia (fear of large numbers) · Imparnumerophobia (fear of odd numbers) · Omalonumerophobia (fear of even numbers) · Primonumerophobia (fear of prime numbers) · Paranumerophobia (fear of irrational numbers) · Enkhenumerophobia (fear of negative numbers)

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